Graduate Studies

MBioS PSM Degree - Curriculum

The following graded Science and Professional courses and Internship will be required by PSM students.

Science Required Courses

  • MBioS 501 (3) Cell Biology*
  • MBioS 503 (3) Advanced Molecular Biology I
  • MBioS 513 (3) General Biochemistry I**
  • MBioS 578 (3) Bioinformatics***

Professional Required Courses

One course from each of the following five professional areas:

  1. Ethics
    • Phil 530 (2) Bioethics
    • Phil 532 (3) Seminar in Business Ethics
    • Phil 535 (3) Advanced Biomedical Ethics
  2. Communication
    • ENGL 495 (3) Rhetoric of Science and Technology
    • Engl 595 (3) Communicating in STEM
    • COM 541 (3) Science Communication
    • MBIOS 580 (3) Science Information Literacy
  3. Business Focus
    • EM 505 (3) Finance for Technical Systems
    • EM 508 (3) Legal Concepts for Engineering and Technical Management
    • ENTRP 486 (3) Launching New Ventures
    • MKTG 506 (3) Marketing Management & Administrative Policy
  4. Management
    • EM 501 (3) Management of Organizations
    • EM 522 (3) Leadership, Supervision and Management
    • EM 564 (3) Project Management
    • EM 575 (3) Performance Management in Technical Organizations
  5. Skills Seminar
    • MBioS 583 (1) Professional Skills Seminar (recommended the first semester of study)

Electives

The following graded Science and Professional courses will be electives for PSM students. Students are required to take 2 electives, at least one from the Science and one from the Professional Course elective groups.

  1. Science Course Elective
    • MBioS 514 (3) General Biochemistry II
    • MBioS 525.01 (01) Genetically Modified Organisms
    • MBioS 525.02 (01) Genes, Genomes and Society
    • MBioS 529.01 (01) Cytoskeleton
    • MBioS 529.02 (01) Membrane Biogenesis & Intracellular Trafficking
    • MBioS 550 (3) Microbial Physiology
    • MBioS 574 (3) Protein Biotechnology
    • MBioS 584 (3) Medical Genetics
    • MBioS 585 (2) Molecular Biotechniques
    • MBioS 586 (1) Molecular Biotechniques Laboratory
    • STAT 412 (3) Statistical Methods in Research
    • STAT 512 (3) Analysis of Variance of Designed Experimentation
  2. Professional Course Electives
    • COM 478 (3) Health Communication
    • COM 561 (3) Professional Multimedia Content Creation
    • COM 562 (3) Crisis Communication in Global Contexts
    • COMSTRAT 562 (3) Creative Media Strategies and Techniques
    • COMSTRAT 564 (3) Consumer Behavior and Brand Development
    • EM 526 (3) Constraints Management
    • EM 530 (3) Applications of Constraint Management
    • EM 560 (3) Integrated Supply Chain Management
    • EM 570 (3) Six Sigma Quality Management
    • IBus 380 (3) International Business
    • MGMT/ENTRP 588 (3) Management of Innovation

3.  Internship

    • MBioS 701 (4) Master's Independent Capstone Project and/or Examination (formerly MBIOS 702)
    • (Note: Current students who have completed any MBIOS 702 credits should continue to enroll in MBIOS 702.  All others should enroll in MBIOS 701).

Please note:

  • The courses for the PSM can be taken either through WSU online or via a combination of WSU online and on-campus at WSU-Pullman.
  • Stats 512 has a prerequisite of Stats 412 (also offered online) or Math 360.
  • MBioS 583 Professional Skills Seminar is offered online only.
  • COM and COMSTRAT courses are limited on a space available basis.  Enrollment priority is given to COM and COMSTRAT majors.  PSM students will be registered manually by the COM department 1-2 weeks prior to start of term.
  • There are no prerequisites for the graduate Professional Course Electives or for the required undergraduate, Entrp 486, course. Entrp 486 should not be taken in the first semester of study.
  • Students wishing to enroll in the graduate level Professional courses online MgtOp/ENTRP/MGMT 588 and MKTG 506 must pay the higher cost of $750.00/credit.
  • For course scheduling informationvisit the schedule of classes for current or future term
  • Students may not apply for the Graduate Certificate in Professional Molecular Sciences and the PSM at the same time.
  • Students who completed and earned a grade of C or better in *MBIOS 401 as an undergraduate student at WSU will need to select (with advisor approval) a substitute course for MBIOS 501.
  • Students who completed and earned a grade of C or better in **MBIOS 413 as an undergraduate student at WSU will need to select (with advisor approval) a substitute for MBIOS 513.
  • Students who completed and earned a grade of C or better in ***MBIOS 478 as an undergraduate student at WSU will need to select (with advisor approval) a substitute for MBIOS 578.

Course descriptions and links to courses/prerequisites may be found using the following links:catalog.wsu.edu/Pullman/Academics/Courses/MBIOS for Molecular Biosciences, and catalog.wsu.edu/Pullman/Courses for all other academic areas.