Microbiology and Immunology Track

 

Track Leader: Dr. Karl Boehme (KWBoehme@uams.edu)

 

To view a list of faculty associated with this track, click here.

A description of courses offered in the Microbiology and Immunology Track can be found here.

Year 1 Fall (12 credit hours)

GPIBS Core Curriculum

Year 1 Spring (10 credit hours)

1 credit hour Seminar (MBIM 5106)
1 credit hour Scientific Communication and Ethics II (PCOL 5119)
3 credit hours Basic Principles of Microbiology (MBIM 5103)
3 credit hours Immunology (MBIM 5101)
1 credit hour Current Topics in Microbiology (MBIM 5109) or Immunology (MBIM 5110)
1 credit hour Research in Microbiology & Immunology (MBIM 5107)

Year 1 Summer (1 credit hour)

1 credit hour Research in Microbiology & Immunology (MBIM 5107)

Year 2 Fall (11 credit hours) 

1 credit hour Seminar (MBIM 5106)
1 credit hour Scientific Communication and Ethics III (PCOL 5120)
1 credit hour Current Topics in Microbiology (MBIM 5109) or Immunology (MBIM 5110)
4 credit hours Advances in Microbiology and Immunology I (MBIM 6104)
3 credit hours Biostatistics I (BIOS 5013)
1 credit hour Research in Microbiology & Immunology (MBIM 5107)

Year 2 Spring (10 credit hours)

1 credit hour Seminar (MBIM 5106)
1 credit hour Scientific Communications and Ethics IV (PCOL 5121)
1 credit hour Current Topics in Microbiology (MBIM 5109) or Immunology (MBIM 5110)
4 credit hours Advances in Microbiology and Immunology II (MBIM 6105)
3 credit hours Research in Microbiology & Immunology (MBIM 5107)

 Year 2 Summer (1 credit hour)

1 credit hour Research in Microbiology & Immunology (MBIM 5107)

Candidacy Exam (research proposal submitted to committee followed by oral defense)

Years 3- Until Degree Completion

For each remaining Fall and Spring semester, students will enroll in 1 credit hour Seminar (MBIM 5106), 1 credit hour of current Topics in Microbiology (MBIM 5109) or Current Topics in Immunology (MBIM 5110), and 8 credit hours of Doctoral Dissertation (MBIM 6201). For each remaining Summer semester, students will enroll in 1 credit hour of Doctoral Dissertation (MBIM 6201).

Students must successfully defend their research project in written and oral format prior to completion of the degree.