Students must complete 72 units of coursework.
24 units must be from CGU’s list of math courses. Note that CGU's math curriculum is rather broad, so students will have to tailor their course selections as appropriate for their intended research under the guidance of their faculty advisors.
The equivalent of 24 units may be taken from KGI’s technical offerings. These units may include research. Note that units from KGI’s bioscience business courses may be taken as overload but do not count toward the requirements for the Joint PhD in Computational and Systems Biology.
The remaining 24 units may be transferred from previous graduate work subject to the PhD requirements of the CGU School of Mathematical Sciences and KGI.
It is envisioned (though not required) that the students will follow one of three major tracks that would determine their course selections: Computational Molecular Biology (e.g., bioinformatics, biosequence analysis, data mining), Computational Systems Biology (e.g., modeling of metabolic and signal transduction networks), and Bioengineering Modeling (e.g., biotransport phenomena, biofluid dynamics, control).
- Qualifying Examination
- Practicum and Doctoral Research
- Dissertation Proposal