Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences

QCB Curriculum


The Quantitative and Computational Biosciences program will bring you to the new frontiers of biomedical research where you will make discoveries and improve human health through quantitative modeling, advanced computing and data science.

Computational biology was a novel concept in 1992 when the QCB program started under its original name “Structural and Computational Biology and Molecular Biophysics.” The current name was adopted in 2017 to better communicate the growing scope of the program.

Our curriculum is designed to meet the specific needs of students with B.S. degrees in biology, mathematics, physics, chemistry, computer science, or engineering.

The overall philosophy of the course requirements is to prepare the students in both the specialized areas of research and in cell and molecular biology. Because our students come from a variety of academic backgrounds we design each student's curriculum based on their individual needs. Students are required to complete 30 didactic course hours with a grade of B or better.

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Career Development

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The BCM Career Development Center offers many workshops and seminars as well as one-to-one counseling and other services to help plan for your future career from your first days of graduate school through graduation day and beyond.


Student Success Resources


Student success resources at BCM are designed to help you successfully navigate through your education and into the workforce. Taking care of yourself is a pre-requisite your success in school and beyond. At BCM you will have many options to participate in individualized or group wellness programs, as well as access to support services including the Student Disability Services, Ombuds Office, and more.

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