• A minimum of one year of college chemistry, including organic chemistry.
  • One year of college physics and a background in calculus.
  • A minimum of 4 semester or 5 quarter courses in the biological sciences, including biochemistry. Accompanying laboratory courses are strongly recommended.
  • One course in statistics, including computer-based analysis.
  • One course in organismic physiology.

Students may be admitted with deficiences, and students with a deficiency are encouraged to apply.  Any such deficiences should be made up within 20 months of starting graduate study.