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First-Year Students

All PhD students admitted to the Molecular Biology Program and Biological Chemistry Program who remain in good academic standing receive financial support including a fellowship ($28,000 for the 2018-19 academic year), tuition waiver through the Tuition Benefit Program, and health insurance throughout their graduate training.

Calendar and Schedules

Fall 2018 Classes

1st Half Monday, August 20 to Friday, October 5
2nd Half Monday, October 15 to Thursday, December 6
Final Exam Week December 10 - 14

Spring 2019 Classes

1st Half Monday, January 7 to Tuesday, February 26
2nd Half Wednesday, February 27 to Tuesday, April 23
Final Exam Week April 25 - May 1

Academic Calendar 2018-19 | Curriculum Page


Fall 2018 Lab Rotations

First Rotation Monday, August 27 to Friday, October 19
Second Rotation Monday, October 22 to Friday, December 7

Spring 2019 Lab Rotation

Third Rotation Monday, January 14 to Friday, March 8

2018-19 Lab Rotation Schedule Succeeding in Lab Rotations | Rotation Verification Form   



Health Insurance Information


2017-18 Providers are listed below.

Check out the Graduate Website for additional details: 



U of U Student Injury and Sickness Insurance Plan

Provider United Healthcare

Coverage is from 8/16/18 - 8/15/19

Student Insurance Plan.pdf


U of U Student Dental Insurance Plan

Provider EMI Health

Coverage is from 8/16/18 - 8/15/19     

               Student Dental/Vision Plan.pdf

               EMI Login Information


U of U Student Vision Insurance Plan

Provider EMI Health

Coverage is from 8/16/18 - 8/15/19

              Student Dental/Vision Plan.pdf

              EMI Login Information





Program Resources


Upcoming First Year Dates:

  • Wednesday, August 15th: First Year MB/BC Orientation
  • Thursday, August 16th: MB Genetics Pretest
  • Friday, August 17th: Student Retreat
  • Monday, August 20th: First Day of Classes and in-person Radioactive Materials Safety class
  • Monday, August 27th: 1st Rotation Begins


 Frequent Forms


Bioscience PhD Program Policies and Requirements



Last Updated: 6/26/18