Biomedical Sciences, PhD

Requirements for Students Matriculating in or before Academic Year 2019-2020. Learn more about Graduate College Academic Regulation 7.0.

Total Hours: 60 Hours

Degree Core
Required Courses
BIOM 6000 (Offered for variable credit, 1-15 credit hours, maximum of 45 credit hours)30
BIOM 6662Research Ethics and Survival Skills for the Biomedical Sciences2
BIOM 6922Scientific Communication in Biomedical Sciences2
Hours Subtotal34
Optional Electives
Select 26 hours from the following:26
Special Topics in Biomedical Sciences
Biomedical Sciences Seminar
Clinical Anatomy
Clinical Anatomy for Allied Healthcare
Neuroanatomy
Medical Biochemistry
Medical Microbiology and Immunology
Graduate Biomedical Physiology
Introduction to Translational Research
Disease Research in Medicine
Cornerstones of Vertebrate Paleontology
Evolutionary Physiology
Graduate Pharmacology
Scientific Outreach Training for Graduate Students
Chronic Inflammation and Cancer Development
Principle Concepts of Cellular and Molecular Immunology
Applied Multivariate and Evolutionary Analysis of Paleontological Data
Molcular And Cellular Biology
Cellular and Molecular Biology of Pain
Paleommalogy
Advanced Topics in Medical Biochemistry
Enzyme Analysis
Human Nutrition
Techniques in Molecular Biology
Immunology
Microbial Physiology
Molecular Virology
Immunobiology of Infectious Disease
Graduate General Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
Cardiovascular Physiology and Pharmacology
Environmental Toxins in the Brain
Neuroinflammation
Environmental Physiology
Neurophysiology
Graduate Seminar In Signal Transduction
Neuroethology
Genomics
Advanced Gross Anatomy
Field Techniques in Vertebrate Paleontology
Microbial Pathogenesis
Foundations in Medical Genetics, Molecular Biology and Development
Foundations in Medical Cell and Tissue Biology
Foundations in Medical Biochemistry
Foundations in Medical Pharmacology
Foundations in Medical Immunology
Foundations in Medical Microbiology
Critical Readings in Biomedical Sciences
Structure and Function of the Human Cardiovascular System
Structure and Function of the Human Gastrointestinal/Hepatic System
Biomedical Perspectives on Human Hematology
Structure and Function of the Human Musculoskeletal System
Structure and Function of the Human Renal System
Structure and Function of the Human Reproductive Systems and Reproductive Biology
Structure and Function of the Human Respiratory System
Biomedical Perspectives on Psychiatry
Structure and Function of the Human Cardiovascular System
Structure and Function of the Human Gastrointestinal/Hepatic System
Biomedical Perspectives on Human Hematology
Structure and Function of the Human Musculoskeletal System
Structure and Function of the Human Renal System
Structure and Function of the Human Reproductive Systems and Reproductive Biology
Structure and Function of the Human Respiratory System
Biomedical Perspectives on Psychiatry
Structure and Function of the Human Endocrine System
Structure and Function of the Human Nervous System
Cornerstones of Graduate Biomedical Sciences
Advanced Vertebrate Paleontology
Paleohistology Techniques
Evolutionary Biomechanics
Hours Subtotal26
Other Requirements
Research Proposal
Qualifying Exam
Dissertation Defense
Total Hours60

General Graduate College Requirements

  • A minimum Grade-Point-Average of 3.00 is required
  • A minimum Grade of "C" is required in all degree applicable courses
  • No courses utilizing the Pass-No Pass grading system are permitted
  • GRAD 5082 or GRAD 5092 may not be used to meet degree requirements

Additional Doctor of Philosophy (PhD.) Requirements

  • 90 credits beyond the Bachelor's degree, 60 credits beyond the Master's degree are required
  • At least seventy-five percent of coursework on the Plan of Study must include 5000 and 6000 level courses
  • A minimum of 15 hours at the 6000 level with a grade of SR for the doctoral dissertation must be complete.  The maximum number of dissertation hours (6000 with a grade of SR) permissible on a Plan of Study must not exceed three-fourths of the total credit hours in the approved graduate degree program
  • Credit for all courses on a graduate Plan of Study must have been awarded within 10 years of completion of all degree requirements
  • A minimum of 30 in-residence credit hours are required
  • Non-Course requirements:
    • Doctoral Candidacy
    • Dissertation Defense
    • Dissertation Submission/Approval