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Curriculum

Fall Semester Year 1
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (BIOC 5103)
Gene Expression (PHYO 5143)
Cell Biology (NBDS 5093)
Scientific Communication and Ethics (PCOL 5211)
IBS Seminar (IBSD 5051)
IBS Research (IBSD 501V) #

Spring Semester Year 1 Selective (select 2 of the following courses)

  • General Physiology (PHYO 5013)
  • General Principles of Pharmacology and Toxicology (PCOL 5033)
  • Immunology (MBIM 5003)
  • Basic Principles of Microbiology (MBIM 5023)
  • Cellular/Developmental Neuroscience (NBD S5103)

Elective (may fulfill a track requirement)
Scientific Communications and Ethics (PCOL 5221)
IBS Seminar (IBSD 5051)
IBS Research (IBSD 501V) #

Fall, Spring, and Summer Year 2
Biostatistics 1 (BIOM 5013)
Elective (may fulfill a track requirement)
Other elective
Scientific Communications and Ethics (PCOL 5231 and PCOL 5241)
IBS Seminar (IBSD 5051)
IBS Research (IBSD 501V)#
M.S. students in the thesis option take Masters Thesis (IBSD 600V); a minimum of 6 semester credit hours is required for the M.S.-Thesis Option.

Beyond Year 2
All students are required to take IBS Seminar (IBSD 5051) each semester.
Ph.D. students that have passed their candidacy exam take Doctoral Dissertation Research (IBSD 700V); a minimum of 18 semester credit hours is required for graduation.

#Not required for M.S.

Additional courses and course descriptions

Requirements for completion of the M.S. and Ph.D. programs