Plan of Study
MCLFS is a 30-credit graduate program designed to be completed in eighteen months of full-time enrollment. Part-time enrollment is welcome. UMD’s online learning environment delivers online content through easy to use web-based technology that enables learning in an engaging, interactive environment. Instruction is provided by university faculty and experts in the field.
See the sample plan of study, below. Students should use this as a guide to develop a plan with the program director. The program uses the term academic calendar with classes held each 12-week term: I (fall), II (winter), III (spring), IV (summer). Full-time students enroll in two 3-credit courses over the course of five 12-week terms. Students may require an additional term to complete the scholarly paper.
Specific class meeting information (days and time) is posted on UMD’s interactive web service services, Testudo. Once on that site, select “Schedule of Classes,” then the term/year. Courses are listed by academic unit.
Sample Plan of Study
The program uses specific section codes for registration which are listed on the sample plan of study. Actual course offerings are determined by the program and may vary. Students should note if a course has a pre-requisite or co-requisite. UMD graduate students in other programs who are interested in registering for courses in this program, see Non-Program Student Registration. For a detailed course description, see Courses.
|Term||Year||Course Number||Section Code||Credits|
Below is a listing of all program courses with a general schedule and listing of pre- or co-requisites. Actual course offerings are determined by the program and may vary. For a detailed course description, see Courses.
|I, II, III, IV||Scholarly Paper||CLFS608||Scholarly Paper|
|I, II, III, IV||Scholarly Paper||CLFS608A||Independent Research|
|I||General Course||CLFS609A||Food Safety and Genetically Modified Foods|
|II||General Course||CLFS609B||The Biology of Reproduction|
|II||General Course||CLFS609C||Emerging Infectious Diseases|
|I, II||General Course||CLFS609F||Principles of Paleobiology|
|IV||General Course||CLFS609G||Biology of Cancer|
|IV||General Course||CLFS609J||Evolutionary Biology|
|I, II||General Course||CLFS610||Natural Products Chemistry|
|I, II||General Course||CLFS619A||Molecular Spectroscopy|
|I, II||General Course||CLFS619B||Environmental Chemistry|
|III||General Course||CLFS619D||Forensic Chemistry|
|I, III||General Course||CLFS620||Modern Molecular Genetics|
|II||General Course||CLFS630||Principles of Transmission Genetics|
|II, IV||General Course||CLFS640||Human Physiology|
|IV||General Course||CLFS655||Chemistry & Application of Electrochemical Cells|
|II, IV||General Course||CLFS660||Biodiversity and Conservation Biology|
|I, III||General Course||CLFS665||Ecology and Global Change|
|I, II||General Course||CLFS680||Chemical Ecology|
|IV||Practical Experience||CLFS710||Experimental Biology|
|II, IV||Experimental Design||CLFS725||Experimental Design|