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Curriculum

Required Courses

  • IND 431 Foundations in Modern Biology I (5 credit hours, fall course)
  • IND 432 Foundations in Modern Biology II (5 credit hours, spring course)
  • PHP 403 Human Cell Physiology (4 credit hours, fall course)
  • PHP 404 Principles of Pharmacology (4 credit hours, spring course)
  • PHP 405 Effective Scientific Communication (2 credit hours, spring course)
  • IND 420 Mastering Scientific Information (0 credit hours, fall course)
  • IND 501 Ethics in Research (1 credit hour, fall course)
  • PHP 502 Seminar (1 credit hour/semester, fall/spring course, total of 4 credits required)

Approved Elective Courses (minimum 5 credit hours)

  • IND 447/PHP 447 Signal Transduction (4 credit hours, spring course)
  • IND 426 Science Communication for Diverse Audiences (2 credit hours, fall course)
  • PHP 550 Ion Channels and Disease (2 credit hours, spring course)
  • MBI 473 Immunology (3 credit hours, fall course)
  • NSC 525 Biology of Neurological Diseases (3 credit hours, spring course)
  • BST 463 Introduction to Biostatistics (4 credit hours, fall course)
  • PTH 507 Cancer Biology (3 credit hours, spring course)
  • PTH 509 Pathways to Human Disease I (4 credit hours, fall course)
  • PTH 510 Pathways to Human Disease II (4 credit hours, spring course)
  • PTH 571 Molecular Basis of Disease (3 credit hours, fall course)
  • CVS 401 Cardiovascular Biology and Disease (3 credit hours, fall course)

Students may petition the graduate committee to approve alternative science courses for elective credit.