Required Courses- Required for all students.
3024101 Molecular and Cell Biology (4 credits, 1st semester of the 1st year)
3024110 Seminar (1 credit/semester, 1st and 2nd years)
3024 Annual Progress Report (every fall semester, starting in the 3rd academic year)
3024130 Thesis Research (12 credits)
3024211 Primary Chinese (o credit; for international students who cannot excel in mandarin)
Elective Courses- Choose at least 2 courses.
3024260 Cellular and Molecular Immunology (2 credits, Spring, every 2 years)
3024160 Special Topics on Chromosome Biology (1 credit, Fall, every 2 years)
3024190 Developmental Biology (2 credits, Spring, every 2 years)
3024180 Experimental Approaches in Molecular and Cell Biology (2 credits, every Fall)
3024410 To be a Scientist: Perspectives and Essential Skills (3 credit, Spring, every 2 years)
3024121 Lab Rotation I (1 credit, 1st year)
3024122 Lab Rotation II (1 credit, 2nd year)
Professional Developments for a Graduate Student (2 credits; Spring)
3024370 RNA Biology (2 credits; Spring, every 2 years)
3024141 Virus and Cell Interactions (2 credits; Fall, every 2 years)
3024170 Topics in Plant Science (2 credits, Spring, every 2 years)
Suggested courses fron other TIGP programs:
For students who do not have prior computational background
C1. Biological computing I (3 credits)
> Statistical Methods in Bioinformatics (3 credits)
P1. Programming Language -
> Python (2 credits)
Stem Cell Biology Lecture Series (3 credits)
In addition, the MCB students can take any courses offered by other programs in TIGP and by NDMC. Wanna see more course information from other TIGP program, please use link.
In order to help TIGP students’ daily lives’ communication with the local people, international students are required to take one year course of Mandarin Chinese.
Please note that the course websites for the courses above are not necessarily updated every semester or year. To have your course website added to the list below, send e-mail to
MCB Graduate Program Office.