Chemical Biology, Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) with a concentration in biology

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Program goal Chemical biology presents a framework for the modern approach to studying the complexities of biological processes. It is already a leading focal point for research in the 21st century, integrating concepts and information from the molecular to the cellular level. This interdisciplinary degree program has participants from the departments of Chemistry, Biology, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Medicinal Chemistry and Pharmacology within the College of Humanities and Sciences and the schools of Medicine and Pharmacy. Student learning outcomes Demonstrate expertise (breadth and depth) in chemical biology  Demonstrate appropriate ability to design and conduct experimental research Demonstrate ability to analyze data critically and to design experiments independently  Develop competency in the responsible conduct of research Develop effective oral and written communication skills VCU Graduate Bulletin, VCU Graduate School and general academic policies and regulations for all graduate students in all graduate programs The VCU Graduate Bulletin website documents the official admission and academic rules and regulations that govern graduate education for all graduate programs at the university. These policies are established by the graduate faculty of the university through their elected representatives to the University Graduate Council. It is the responsibility of all graduate students, both on- and off-campus, to be familiar with the VCU Graduate Bulletin as well as the Graduate School website and academic regulations in individual school and department publications and on program websites. However, in all cases, the official policies and procedures of the University Graduate Council, as published on the VCU Graduate Bulletin and Graduate School websites, take precedence over individual program policies and guidelines. Visit the academic regulations section for additional information on academic regulations for graduate students. Degree candidacy requirements A graduate student admitted to a program or concentration requiring a final research project, work of art, thesis or dissertation, must qualify for continuing master’s or doctoral status according to the degree candidacy requirements of the student’s graduate program. Admission to degree candidacy, if applicable, is a formal statement by the graduate student’s faculty regarding the student’s academic achievements and the student’s readiness to proceed to the final research phase of the degree program. Graduate students and program directors should refer to the following degree candidacy policy as published in the VCU Graduate Bulletin for complete information and instructions. Visit the academic regulations section for additional information on degree candidacy requirements. Graduation requirements As graduate students approach the end of their academic programs and the final semester of matriculation, they must make formal application to graduate. No degrees will be conferred until the application to graduate has been finalized. Graduate students and program directors should refer to the following graduation requirements as published in the Graduate Bulletin for a complete list of instructions and a graduation checklist. Visit the academic regulations section for additional information on graduation requirements.

Chemical Biology, Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) with a concentration in biology of cancer

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Program goal Chemical biology presents a framework for the modern approach to studying the complexities of biological processes. It is already a leading focal point for research in the 21st century, integrating concepts and information from the molecular to the cellular level. This interdisciplinary degree program has participants from the departments of Chemistry, Biology, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Medicinal Chemistry and Pharmacology within the College of Humanities and Sciences and the schools of Medicine and Pharmacy. Student learning outcomes Students will be able to integrate the core knowledge needed to understand the fundamental concepts of chemical biology.  Students will be able to apply the basic principles of organic synthesis and drug development. Students will demonstrate expertise in an experimental area, leading to a written thesis.  VCU Graduate Bulletin, VCU Graduate School and general academic policies and regulations for all graduate students in all graduate programs The VCU Graduate Bulletin website documents the official admission and academic rules and regulations that govern graduate education for all graduate programs at the university. These policies are established by the graduate faculty of the university through their elected representatives to the University Graduate Council. It is the responsibility of all graduate students, both on- and off-campus, to be familiar with the VCU Graduate Bulletin as well as the Graduate School website and academic regulations in individual school and department publications and on program websites. However, in all cases, the official policies and procedures of the University Graduate Council, as published on the VCU Graduate Bulletin and Graduate School websites, take precedence over individual program policies and guidelines. Visit the academic regulations section for additional information on academic regulations for graduate students. Degree candidacy requirements A graduate student admitted to a program or concentration requiring a final research project, work of art, thesis or dissertation, must qualify for continuing master’s or doctoral status according to the degree candidacy requirements of the student’s graduate program. Admission to degree candidacy, if applicable, is a formal statement by the graduate student’s faculty regarding the student’s academic achievements and the student’s readiness to proceed to the final research phase of the degree program. Graduate students and program directors should refer to the following degree candidacy policy as published in the VCU Graduate Bulletin for complete information and instructions. Visit the academic regulations section for additional information on degree candidacy requirements. Graduation requirements As graduate students approach the end of their academic programs and the final semester of matriculation, they must make formal application to graduate. No degrees will be conferred until the application to graduate has been finalized. Graduate students and program directors should refer to the following graduation requirements as published in the Graduate Bulletin for a complete list of instructions and a graduation checklist. Visit the academic regulations section for additional information on graduation requirements.

Chemical Biology, Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) with a concentration in biochemistry

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Program goal Chemical biology presents a framework for the modern approach to studying the complexities of biological processes. It is already a leading focal point for research in the 21st century, integrating concepts and information from the molecular to the cellular level. This interdisciplinary degree program has participants from the departments of Chemistry, Biology, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Medicinal Chemistry and Pharmacology within the College of Humanities and Sciences and the schools of Medicine and Pharmacy. Student learning outcomes Demonstrate expertise (breadth and depth) in chemical biology  Demonstrate appropriate ability to design and conduct experimental research Demonstrate ability to analyze data critically and to design experiments independently  Develop competency in the responsible conduct of research Develop effective oral and written communication skills VCU Graduate Bulletin, VCU Graduate School and general academic policies and regulations for all graduate students in all graduate programs The VCU Graduate Bulletin website documents the official admission and academic rules and regulations that govern graduate education for all graduate programs at the university. These policies are established by the graduate faculty of the university through their elected representatives to the University Graduate Council. It is the responsibility of all graduate students, both on- and off-campus, to be familiar with the VCU Graduate Bulletin as well as the Graduate School website and academic regulations in individual school and department publications and on program websites. However, in all cases, the official policies and procedures of the University Graduate Council, as published on the VCU Graduate Bulletin and Graduate School websites, take precedence over individual program policies and guidelines. Visit the academic regulations section for additional information on academic regulations for graduate students. Degree candidacy requirements A graduate student admitted to a program or concentration requiring a final research project, work of art, thesis or dissertation, must qualify for continuing master’s or doctoral status according to the degree candidacy requirements of the student’s graduate program. Admission to degree candidacy, if applicable, is a formal statement by the graduate student’s faculty regarding the student’s academic achievements and the student’s readiness to proceed to the final research phase of the degree program. Graduate students and program directors should refer to the following degree candidacy policy as published in the VCU Graduate Bulletin for complete information and instructions. Visit the academic regulations section for additional information on degree candidacy requirements. Graduation requirements As graduate students approach the end of their academic programs and the final semester of matriculation, they must make formal application to graduate. No degrees will be conferred until the application to graduate has been finalized. Graduate students and program directors should refer to the following graduation requirements as published in the Graduate Bulletin for a complete list of instructions and a graduation checklist. Visit the academic regulations section for additional information on graduation requirements.

Chemical Biology, Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) with a concentration in bioorganic chemistry

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Program goal Chemical biology presents a framework for the modern approach to studying the complexities of biological processes. It is already a leading focal point for research in the 21st century, integrating concepts and information from the molecular to the cellular level. This interdisciplinary degree program has participants from the departments of Chemistry, Biology, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Medicinal Chemistry and Pharmacology within the College of Humanities and Sciences and the schools of Medicine and Pharmacy. Student learning outcomes Demonstrate expertise (breadth and depth) in chemical biology  Demonstrate appropriate ability to design and conduct experimental research Demonstrate ability to analyze data critically and to design experiments independently  Develop competency in the responsible conduct of research Develop effective oral and written communication skills VCU Graduate Bulletin, VCU Graduate School and general academic policies and regulations for all graduate students in all graduate programs The VCU Graduate Bulletin website documents the official admission and academic rules and regulations that govern graduate education for all graduate programs at the university. These policies are established by the graduate faculty of the university through their elected representatives to the University Graduate Council. It is the responsibility of all graduate students, both on- and off-campus, to be familiar with the VCU Graduate Bulletin as well as the Graduate School website and academic regulations in individual school and department publications and on program websites. However, in all cases, the official policies and procedures of the University Graduate Council, as published on the VCU Graduate Bulletin and Graduate School websites, take precedence over individual program policies and guidelines. Visit the academic regulations section for additional information on academic regulations for graduate students. Degree candidacy requirements A graduate student admitted to a program or concentration requiring a final research project, work of art, thesis or dissertation, must qualify for continuing master’s or doctoral status according to the degree candidacy requirements of the student’s graduate program. Admission to degree candidacy, if applicable, is a formal statement by the graduate student’s faculty regarding the student’s academic achievements and the student’s readiness to proceed to the final research phase of the degree program. Graduate students and program directors should refer to the following degree candidacy policy as published in the VCU Graduate Bulletin for complete information and instructions. Visit the academic regulations section for additional information on degree candidacy requirements. Graduation requirements As graduate students approach the end of their academic programs and the final semester of matriculation, they must make formal application to graduate. No degrees will be conferred until the application to graduate has been finalized. Graduate students and program directors should refer to the following graduation requirements as published in the Graduate Bulletin for a complete list of instructions and a graduation checklist. Visit the academic regulations section for additional information on graduation requirements.

Chemistry, Bachelor of Science (B.S.) with a concentration in chemical modeling

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The curriculum in chemistry prepares students for graduate study in chemistry and related fields and for admission to schools of medicine, dentistry, pharmacy and veterinary medicine. It prepares students to teach in secondary schools or to work in chemical and industrial laboratories and in related fields of business and industry. The department also offers required and elective courses in chemistry to students in other programs of study. The Department of Chemistry offers five areas of concentration for completing the Bachelor of Science in Chemistry: chemical science, professional chemist, professional chemist with honors, biochemistry and chemical modeling. With proper selection of electives, the degree satisfies admission requirements to most schools of medicine, dentistry, pharmacy and veterinary medicine. The chemical modeling concentration emphasizes areas of overlap between chemistry and the mathematical sciences and computer science. Students in this concentration will focus on learning the chemistry and computer technology for modeling the structure, properties and reactivity of molecules. Student learning outcomes Demonstrate student expertise in analytical, inorganic, organic and physical chemistry. Proficiency in the major concepts and theoretical principles of chemistry, especially the relationship between molecular structure and function. Demonstrate critical thinking and problem solving skills, such as the ability to perform calculations necessary to describe and model chemical phenomena. Develop of appropriate written and oral communication skills needed to explain chemical phenomena including summary reports, research papers, notebook writing, use of the chemical literature, group discussion during class and oral presentations. Demonstrate competency in laboratory skills in three areas: bench-top chemistry skills, usage of state-of-the-art instrumentation and computer usage. Demonstrate an understanding of the need for ethical practices in chemistry and an awareness of the practice of chemistry and the issues facing chemists and society. Focus on professionalism and career preparation.. Demonstrate proficiency in proper procedures and regulations for safe handling and use of chemicals. Demonstrate proficiency in scientific literacy skills including searching, reading and critically reviewing, scientific publications. Demonstrate proficiency in information processing by generating and interpreting data represented in tables, graphs, drawings and models.

Chemical and Life Science Engineering, Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)

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Program mission The mission of the Ph.D. in Engineering degree program is to provide graduate students with learning opportunities for acquiring a broad foundation of engineering knowledge, an in-depth original research experience at the frontiers of engineering, and skills for lifelong learning and professional development. Graduates of this program will pursue careers in research and development or academia. Advanced research skills: To produce graduates who possess the necessary advanced analytical, technical and research skills in engineering and the sciences – responds directly to the higher goal of fulfilling the needs of industry, academe and research laboratories for effective, productive engineers, professors and researchers Communication: To produce graduates who possess a facility with both written and oral communications – emanates from the requirement that engineers, researchers and professors must be able to interact and share ideas with others in the work environment, and at a higher level, be capable of creative self-expression, conveying knowledge and leadership Advanced problem-solving: To produce graduates who demonstrate creativity and innovation in solving technological problems – stems from the realization that new knowledge and new solutions to existing problems are necessary to meet the needs of our changing society and to advance the quality of human life Student learning outcomes Apply advanced knowledge of mathematics, science or engineering: Graduates will demonstrate an ability to apply advanced knowledge of mathematics, science or engineering. Communicate effectively: Graduates will demonstrate an ability to communicate effectively. Identify, formulate and solve engineering problems: Graduates will demonstrate an ability to identify, formulate and solve engineering problems. Demonstrate abilities in research: Graduates will demonstrate the ability to identify pertinent research problems, to formulate and execute a research plan, to generate and analyze research results, and to communicate those results through oral presentations and written publications. Graduates will be able to creatively solve the research problems posed.  VCU Graduate Bulletin, VCU Graduate School and general academic policies and regulations for all graduate students in all graduate programs The VCU Graduate Bulletin website documents the official admission and academic rules and regulations that govern graduate education for all graduate programs at the university. These policies are established by the graduate faculty of the university through their elected representatives to the University Graduate Council. It is the responsibility of all graduate students, both on- and off-campus, to be familiar with the VCU Graduate Bulletin as well as the  Graduate School website  and academic regulations in individual school and department publications and on program websites. However, in all cases, the official policies and procedures of the University Graduate Council, as published on the VCU Graduate Bulletin and Graduate School websites, take precedence over individual program policies and guidelines. Visit the academic regulations section for   additional information on academic regulations for graduate students. Degree candidacy requirements A graduate student admitted to a program or concentration requiring a final research project, work of art, thesis or dissertation, must qualify for continuing master’s or doctoral status according to the degree candidacy requirements of the student’s graduate program. Admission to degree candidacy, if applicable, is a formal statement by the graduate student’s faculty regarding the student’s academic achievements and the student’s readiness to proceed to the final research phase of the degree program. Graduate students and program directors should refer to the following degree candidacy policy as published in the VCU Graduate Bulletin for complete information and instructions. Visit the academic regulations section for   additional information on degree candidacy requirements. Graduation requirements As graduate students approach the end of their academic programs and the final semester of matriculation, they must make formal application to graduate. No degrees will be conferred until the application to graduate has been finalized. Graduate students and program directors should refer to the following graduation requirements as published in the Graduate Bulletin for a complete list of instructions and a graduation checklist. Visit the academic regulations section for   additional information on graduation requirements. Other information Student handbook is available on the College of Engineering website.

Chemistry, Bachelor of Science (B.S.) with a concentration in chemical science

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The curriculum in chemistry prepares students for graduate study in chemistry and related fields and for admission to schools of medicine, dentistry, pharmacy and veterinary medicine. It prepares students to teach in secondary schools or to work in chemical and industrial laboratories and in related fields of business and industry. The department also offers required and elective courses in chemistry to students in other programs of study. The Department of Chemistry offers five areas of concentration for completing the Bachelor of Science in Chemistry: chemical science, professional chemist, professional chemist with honors, biochemistry and chemical modeling. With proper selection of electives, the degree satisfies admission requirements to most schools of medicine, dentistry, pharmacy and veterinary medicine. The chemical science concentration is tailored for the pre-professional study of the health sciences and other interdisciplinary areas where an emphasis on chemistry is sought. This concentration for the bachelor's degree in chemistry permits students to select more courses from other disciplines. With fewer requirements in mathematics, physics and chemistry, this concentration is one option for students planning to study medicine or dentistry. Student learning outcomes Demonstrate student expertise in analytical, inorganic, organic and physical chemistry. Proficiency in the major concepts and theoretical principles of chemistry, especially the relationship between molecular structure and function. Demonstrate critical thinking and problem solving skills, such as the ability to perform calculations necessary to describe and model chemical phenomena. Develop of appropriate written and oral communication skills needed to explain chemical phenomena including summary reports, research papers, notebook writing, use of the chemical literature, group discussion during class and oral presentations. Demonstrate competency in laboratory skills in three areas: bench-top chemistry skills, usage of state-of-the-art instrumentation and computer usage. Demonstrate an understanding of the need for ethical practices in chemistry and an awareness of the practice of chemistry and the issues facing chemists and society. Focus on professionalism and career preparation.. Demonstrate proficiency in proper procedures and regulations for safe handling and use of chemicals. Demonstrate proficiency in scientific literacy skills including searching, reading and critically reviewing, scientific publications. Demonstrate proficiency in information processing by generating and interpreting data represented in tables, graphs, drawings and models.

Graduate courses

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...of Humanities and Sciences Anthropology (ANTH) Biology (BIOL) Chemical Biology (CHEB) Chemistry (CHEM) English (ENGL...

Undergraduate courses

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...ANTZ) Arabic (ARBC) Biology (BIOL) Biology Lab (BIOZ...Engineering Biomedical Engineering (EGRB) Chemical and Life Science...

Department of Chemistry

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...biochemistry Chemical Biology, Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) with a concentration in biology Chemical Biology...

Department of Chemistry

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...concentration in: Biochemistry Chemical modeling Chemical science Professional...to expose undergraduate chemistry, biology and pre-medicine...

Chemistry, Master of Science (M.S.)

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...Title Hours CHEB 601 Chemical Biology I 3 CHEB 602 Chemical Biology II 3 CHEM...

Pharmaceutical Engineering, Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) [College of Engineering]

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...chemistry, bioengineering, chemical engineering, materials science, mechanical engineering, biomedical engineering and molecular biology. International applicants...

Pharmaceutical Engineering, Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) [School of Pharmacy]

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...chemistry, bioengineering, chemical engineering, materials science, mechanical engineering, biomedical engineering and molecular biology. International applicants...

Graduate information

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...the following graduate degree programs: Biology, M.S. Chemical Biology, Ph.D. Chemistry, M.S...

Physiology and Biophysics, Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)

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...higher) in the biological, chemical or related sciences...completed undergraduate courses in biology, chemistry through organic...

Department of Physiology and Biophysics

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...as in chemical senses. Faculty recruitments are ongoing in two areas: structural biology, which aims...

Undeclared students

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...at VCU. These programs include:biology, bioinformatics, biomedical engineering*, chemical and life science engineering*, chemistry...

CHEB 601. Chemical Biology I. 3 Hours.

Semester course; 3 lecture hours. 3 credits. Provides an overview of the structure and function of biological macromolecules from a chemical biology perspective. The course will be divided into three sections -- nucleic acids, proteins and carbohydrates. Each section will initially focus on the thermodynamic properties of these macromolecules including the energetics of folding, thermodynamics of interactions and, for catalytic molecules, the kinetics of catalysis. Citing literature examples, the class will then focus on how small molecules have been used to uncover these properties.

CHEB 602. Chemical Biology II. 3 Hours.

Semester course; 3 lecture hours. 3 credits. Focuses on four broad areas of chemical biology: drug discovery (combinatorial chemistry, high throughput screening), natural product synthesis (combinatorial biochemistry), signal transduction (chemical genetics, pathway engineering) and protein translation (Phage display, in vitro translation/sections). Each area will begin with a brief overview followed by several examples based on the current literature.

CHEB 690. Research Seminars in Chemical Biology. 1 Hour.

Semester course; 1 lecture hour. 1 credit. May be repeated for credit. Seminars presented by students, staff and visiting lecturers where current problems and developments in chemical biology are discussed. Graded as P/R.

CHEB 697. Chemical Biology Research Rotations. 1,2 Hour.

A research rotation laboratory course that gives students different experiences and allows them to choose a research supervisor. Students will learn the theory and practice of advanced chemical biology research methods in a research lab setting. Students will be mentored by a postgraduate student, postdoctoral fellow or technician. At the end of each rotation, the students will give a presentation on the laboratory work done at that time. The lab hours are a minimum of three hours per week to achieve significant experience, but it is expected that students will put in appropriate time to achieve meaningful results in the laboratory setting. Graded as S/U/F.