While TCBG members carry out their thesis research within the group their degrees are obtained through their respective departments on the UIUC campus. To apply to a degree conferring program, prospective students need to contact the specific department that best fits their interests and background and request all the pertinent information from the departmental graduate or comparable office. TCBG members are currently enrolled in the following degree conferring departments: Physics, Chemistry, Center for Biophysics and Computational Biology, and Computer Science.

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