Name of the program: Doctorate in Biosciences
Key DGP: 121699
Normal period to graduate: 8 semesters
Credits: 200
Degree conferred: Doctor in Biosciences
Campus where it is offered: Hermosillo

Program description

General purpose

To train high-level researchers to carry out scientific and technological research independently, with a broad capacity to contribute to basic and applicable research that generates frontier knowledge in the areas of biosciences and natural resources.

Specific objectives

  • To train researchers of high academic level, to carry out research independently, to generate knowledge in the areas of biosciences and natural resources with the ability to train high-level human resources.
  • To train professors-researchers capable of transmitting scientific and / or technological knowledge, who develop multidisciplinary, interdisciplinary programs of scientific and applied research.
  • Train personnel to strengthen the development of biotechnologies in the productive activities of the State and the Country.

What Will Your Competencies Be When You Finish The Program?

Egress Profile

Basic skills

  • Systematic comprehension of a field of study and mastery of research skills and methods related to that field.
  • Ability to conceive, design or create, put into practice and adopt a substantial process of research or creation.
  • Ability to contribute to the expansion of knowledge frontiers through original research.
  • Ability to perform a critical analysis and evaluation and synthesis of new and complex ideas.
  • Ability to communicate with the academic and scientific community and with society in general about their fields of knowledge in the modes and languages commonly used in their CB6.
  • Ability to foster, in academic and professional contexts, scientific, technological, social, artistic or cultural advancement within a knowledge-based society.

Personal abilities and skills

  • Develop in contexts in which there is little specific information.
  • Find the key questions that must be answered to solve a complex problem.
  • Design, create, develop and undertake innovative and innovative projects in their field of knowledge.
  • Work both as a team and independently in an international or multidisciplinary context.
  • Integrate knowledge, face complexity and formulate judgments with limited information.
  • Carry out an intellectual criticism and defense of solutions.

Curriculum

The program lasts for 8 semesters. The student must credit 200 credits, of which 20 are for compulsory subjects, 32 for elective subjects, 110 for research work (16 credits: semesters I, II, III, IV and V), and thesis seminar (10 credits: semesters 3, 4 and 5), 8 of selected topics and 30 of seminar dissertation-doctoral defense (thesis work, fractionally accredited in semester 6, 7 and 8). In addition, in semesters 1 and 2 the student will take two compulsory subjects, optional, specialization I and optional, specialization II, to choose among 54 optional subjects available, with values between 10 and 12 credits each.

Curricular map

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List of Optional Subjects

OPTATIVE SUBJECTS

CREDITS

HOURS

Optional Obligatory Specialists

Aquaculture and the environment

8

5

Molecular biology and bioinformatics

8

5

Biotechnology

8

4

Ecology and sustainability of arid zones

8

4

Marine ecology

10

5

Specializing Electives

Bioeconomic analysis

8

4

Analysis of biomolecules

10

6

Advanced instrumental analysis

8

5

Biodiversity and molecular ecology

8

5

Biogeography

8

4

Cell biology

8

4

Marine biology

10

5

Nutrition biochemistry

10

6

Plant biochemistry

10

5

Biotechnology and recombinant DNA

8

5

Crustacean culture I

10

6

Cultivation of crustaceans II

10

6

Cultivation of microalgae

10

6

Cultivation of bivalve molluscs

10

7

Fish culture

10

6

Design of experiments

10

5

Ecophysiology of crustaceans

10

5

Ecophysiology of mollusks

8

5

Ecophysiology of fish

10

5

Plant ecophysiology

10

6

Ecology of the restoration

12

5

Ecology of terrestrial vertebrates

8

4

Ecology of the benthos

8

5

Plankton ecology

10

6

Coastal plant ecology

8

5

Phylogenetics and molecular evolution

8

5

Cell physiology

8

4

Ecosystem physiology and global change

10

5

Phytochemistry

10

7

Formulation of research projects in aquaculture

6

3

Population genetics and evolution

8

5

Human molecular genetics

8

4

Genomics

8

4

Natural history of the Sonoran desert

8

4

Ecological impacts of the arid zones of Mex

10

5

Aquaculture engineering

6

3

Wildlife management

10

5

Water quality and management

6

4

Methods of micropropagation of plants

10

7

Molecular microbiology

8

4

Molecules with biological activity

8

5

Aquaculture nutrition

8

5

Oceanography

10

6

Fishery oceanography

8

4

Paleoenvironments of the Quaternary

8

4

Pathology and aquaculture health

8

6

Ecol problems of arid zones of Mexico

8

4

Writing scientific reports and articles

4

two

Response to stress in plants

10

5

Geographic information systems

10

7

Selected topics in molecular biology

8

4

Selected topics of biomolecules

8

4

Lines of generation and / or application of knowledge of the program.

  • Biotechnology of Natural Resources
  • Ecology and Management of Natural Resources

Research areas:

  • Aquaculture
  • Molecular Biosciences
  • Biotechnology of Natural Resources
  • Coastal Ecology
  • Ecology and Sustainability of Arid Zones

Academic Core

First name

Mail

Dr. Luis Rafael Martínez Córdova

luis.martinez@unison.mx

Dr. Mayra Lizett González Félix

mayra.gonzalez@unison.mx

Dr. Martín Pérez Velázquez

martin.perez@unison.mx

Dr. José Antonio López Elías

antonio.lopez@unison.mx

Dr. Gerardo Navarro García

gerardo.navarro@unison.mx

Dr. Reina Castro Longoria

queen.castro@unison.mx

Dr. José Eduardo Valdez Holguín

eduardo.valdez@unison.mx

Dr. Luis Fernando Enríquez Ocaña

fernando.enriquez@unison.mx

Dr. Alf Enrique Meling López

alf.meling@unison.mx

Dr. Nohemí Gámez Meza

nohemi.gamez@unison.mx

Dr. Luis Ángel Medina Juárez

luis.medina@unison.mx

Dr. Armando Tejeda Mansir

armando.tejeda@unison.mx

Dr. Angela Corina Hayano Kanashiro

angela.hayano@unison.mx

Dr. Gloria Irma Ayala Astorga

gloria.ayala@unison.mx

Dr. Alejandro Emilio Castellanos Villegas

alejandro.castellanos@unison.mx

Dr. José Raúl Romo León

jose.romo@unison.mx

Dr. María Cristina Peñalba Garmendia

cristina.penalba@unison.mx

Dra. Reyna Amanda Castillo Gámez

reyna.castillo@unison.mx

Dr. José Manuel Grijalva Chon

manuel.grijalva@unison.mx

Dr. Luis Enrique Gutiérrez Millán

luis.millan@unison.mx

Dr. María Guadalupe Burboa Zazueta

maria.burboa@unison.mx

Dr. Enrique de la Re Vega

enrique.delare@unison.mx

Dr. Marco Antonio López Torres

marco.lopez@unison.mx

Dr. Alejandro Varela Romero

alejandro.varela@unison.mx

Dr. Maribel Ovando Martínez

maribel.ovando@unison.mx

Dr. Kadiya del Carmen Calderón Alvarado

kadiya.calderon@unison.mx

How to enter this postgraduate course?

Entry requirements

To be considered a candidate to graduate, the applicant must submit the following documents and meet the following requirements:

Documents:

  • Application for admission to the graduate
  • Professional title and / or diploma of degree, or record of professional examination.
  • Birth certificate, official identification (elector's credential and CURP) and three child-sized photographs.
  • Curriculum with vouchers.
  • Three letters of recommendation from recognized academics.
  • Letter of acceptance and research proposal endorsed by a professor member of the basic academic core of this postgraduate course.
  • If you have been a CONACYT Scholar, attach a release letter (2 copies).

Requirements:

  • Letter of commitment of exclusive dedication to the graduate program.
  • To be entitled to a bachelor's or master's degree (as the case may be) related to biosciences with a minimum average of 80 and 86 (or equivalent), respectively.
  • Demonstrate sufficiency of the English language. Official TOEFL document, 480 points.
  • Perform EXANI III knowledge and aptitude exam of CENEVAL (with a minimum of 1000 points).

Additional requirements for foreign students:

  • Migratory student form FM2 or FM9 (2 copies).
  • Applicants whose native language is not Spanish must demonstrate a knowledge of Spanish (Diplomas of Spanish as a Foreign Language, DELE.

Admission profile

The aspirant must possess preferably and have as personal aspiration the greatest number of the following knowledge, skills and attitudes:

Basic Knowledge

  • Sciences (Biology, chemistry, physics and mathematics)
  • Computing, Internet and program management (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
  • Scientific method
  • Documentary research techniques
  • Statistics
  • English

Abilities

  • Oral and written expression in Spanish and English.
  • Application of teaching-learning methods
  • Memorization
  • Deduction
  • Hypothesis proposal
  • Capacity for integration and analysis of knowledge
  • Provision for field work and / or laboratory

Attitudes

  • Responsibility
  • Constancy
  • Perseverance
  • Honesty
  • Initiative
  • Creativity
  • Teamwork
  • Leadership
  • Social conscience

What do you need to get the degree?

Qualification requirements

To obtain a PhD degree, you must:

  • Approve the total credits and meet the other requirements established in the corresponding graduate program;
  • Proof of understanding a language other than Spanish, as established by the Academic Committee of the Postgraduate Program according to the study program.
  • Pass the examination of grade in the written phase and in the oral phase before a jury named ex profeso.
  • For the degree of doctor, to pass a general examination of knowledge in the case in which the graduate program contemplates it.
  • Comply with the provisions and requirements demanded by the School Services Office for the issuance of the degree.

Titration options

To obtain the degree it is necessary to have covered the credits corresponding to the postgraduate syllabus, have prepared and approved their written thesis work, and the degree examination, consisting of the oral defense of the thesis before a jury appointed by the Academic Committee of the Postgraduate in Biosciences.

How much does it cost to study this postgraduate course?

Cost of the EXANI-III

The registration cost of applicants to enter the Universidad de Sonora is announced annually along with the first entry notice.

Registration and Tuition Fees

Students, when enrolling in any of the graduate programs, must cover the corresponding fees according to the current minimum wage in the city of Hermosillo, as established in the Quotas Regulation.

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Dr. Nohemí Gámez Meza
Program coordinator
Blvd. Luis Donaldo Colosio s / n, building 7H, between Sahuaripa and Reforma. Col. Centro, Hermosillo, Sonora, Mexico. CP 83000
biociencias@dictus.uson.mx
Tel: 52 (662) 259 2169, 52 (662) 259 2197
http://www.posgradoenbiociencias.uson.mx/

Program taught in:
  • Spanish

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Last updated June 18, 2019
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