Eight  courses and at least two  lab rotations are required to fulfill the requirements for the PhD in the Empirical Track:
THREE  REQUIRED COURSES AND ONE  CORE ELECTIVE COURSE AND FOUR  ELECTIVE COURSES PLUS TWO  ROTATIONS
Three  Required Courses:
HGEN 47400 Human Genetics I AND HGEN 46900 Human Variation and Disease
Plus One  of the Following Core Elective Courses:
HGEN 47100 Intro Statistical Genetics OR HGEN 31100 Evolution of Biological Molecules OR HGEN 48600 Fundamentals of Computational Biology: Models and Inference OR ECEV 35600 Principles of Population Genetics I OR HGEN 47300 Genomics and Systems Biology OR MGCB 31300 Molecular Biology II OR MGCB 31400 Genetic Analysis of Model Organisms OR DVBI 36400 Developmental Mechanisms
Plus Four  Elective Courses:
- HGEN 39900 Readings in Human Genetics
- HGEN 47400 Introduction to Probability and Statistics for Geneticists
- HGEN 48800 Fundamentals of Computational Biology: Algorithms and Applications
- HGEN 36400 Molecular Phylogenetics.
BIOCHEMISTRY AND MOLECULAR BIOLOGY:
- BCMB 30400 Protein Fundamentals
- DVBI 35600 Vertebrate Developmental Genetics.
MOLECULAR GENETICS AND CELL BIOLOGY:
- MGCB 31200 Molecular Biology I
- MGCB 3200 Quantitative Analysis of Biological Dynamics
- MGCB 31600 Cell Biology I
- MGCB 31700 Cell Biology II
- NURB 33400 Genetic Approaches in Neurobiology
- STAT 24300 Numerical Linear Algebra
- STAT 24400 Statistical Theory and Methodology I
- STAT 24500 Statistical Theory and Methodology II
- STAT 35500 Statistical Genetics (offered every other year)
Note: Student may petition the HG Curriculum Committee for approval of an elective course not listed above.
In addition to the above requirements, all students in the Molecular Biosciences Cluster are required to take Introduction to Research (Allstars) in the Autumn quarter.