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Degree Requirements - Ph.D.

Degree Requirements - Ph.D. in Cancer Biology

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IGPBS Courses

Year Two

Course # Description  Hrs. Fall Semester
GSMC 850 Proteins and Metabolism 2 CBIO 800 Mech. of Tumor Develop.& Progress. 3
GSMC 851 Molecular Genetics 2 CBIO 850 Cancer Center Seminar 1
GSMC 852 Introduction to Biomedical Research I 2 CBIO 860 Communicating Cancer Science 1
GSMC 853 Cellular Structure 2 CBIO 870 Analysis of Scientific Papers 1
GSMC 854 Cell Communication 2 CBIO 990 Research for Ph.D. in Cancer Biology 1-10
GSMC 855 Introduction to Biomedical Research II 2 Elective of interest - consult with advisor 1-3
GSMC 856 Introduction to Research Ethics 1   Total Credits 8-19
GSMC 857 Biographics 1 Spring Semester
GSMC 858 Introduction to Faculty Research 1 CBIO 900 Carcinogenesis and Cancer Biology 3
GSMC 859 Research Rotations 1-4 CBIO 850 Cancer Center Seminar 1

CBIO Core Courses 

CBIO 860 Communicating Cancer Science 1
Course # Description - CBIO Core Classes Hrs. CBIO 870 Analysis of Scientific Papers 1
CBIO 800 Mech. of Tumor Develop.& Progress. 3 CBIO 990 Research for Ph.D. in Cancer Biology 1-10
CBIO 850 Cancer Center Seminar 1 PATH 913 Intro to Grant Proposal Writing 1
CBIO 860 Communicating Cancer Science 1   Total Credits 8-17
CBIO 870 Analysis of Scientific Papers 1 Summer Semester
CBIO 900 Carcinogenesis and Cancer Biology 3 CBIO 990 Research for Ph.D. in Cancer Biology 1-10
CBIO 990 Research for Ph.D. in Cancer Biology 1-10 Elective of interest - consult with advisor 1-3
CBIO 999 Dissertation in Cancer Biology 1-10 Oral Comprehensive Exam may be scheduled as early as this semester if approved by committee to proceed.
PATH 913 Intro to Grant Proposal Writing 1

Sample of Elective Courses

  Total Credits 2-13
Course # Description Hrs.

Year Three

ANAT 845 Graduate Histology 3 Fall Semester
ANAT 868 Advanced Developmental Biology 2 CBIO 850 Cancer Center Seminar 1
BCHM 808 Methods for Analyzing Biomolecules 3 CBIO 860 Communicating Cancer Science 1
BCHM 922 Advanced Molecular Genetics 3 CBIO 870 Analysis of Scientific Papers 1
BCHM 923 Protein Structure and Function 3 CBIO 990 Research for Ph.D. in Cancer Biology 1-10
BIOS 714 Fundamentals of Biostatistics I 3 Elective of interest - consult with advisor 1-3
BIOS 717 Fundamentals of Biostatistics II 3   Total Credits 5-16
CBIO 820 Cellular and Molecular Mechanisms of Signal Transduction in Cancer 2 Spring Semester
DN 884 Diet, Physical Activity & Cancer 3 CBIO 850 Cancer Center Seminar 1
MICR 805 Teaching in Higher Education 3 CBIO 860 Communicating Cancer Science 1
MICR 808 Tumor Immunology 3 CBIO 870 Analysis of Scientific Papers 1
PATH 803 Stem Cell Biology 2 CBIO 990 Research for Ph.D. in Cancer Biology 1-10
PATH 804 Selected Topics in Signal Transduction 1 Elective of interest - consult with advisor 1-3
PATH 806 Epigenetics 2   Total Credits 5-16
PHCL 761 General Principles of Pharmacology 1   Summer Semester  
PHCL 765 Chemotherapy 1 CBIO 990 Research for Ph.D. in Cancer Biology 1-10

Year One

  Total Credits 1-10
Fall Semester

Years Four & Five

GSMC 850 Proteins and Metabolism 2 Fall Semester - Year Four
GSMC 851 Molecular Genetics 2 CBIO 850 Cancer Center Seminar 1
GSMC 852 Introduction to Biomedical Research I 2 CBIO 860 Communicating Cancer Science 1
GSMC 856 Introduction to Research Ethics 1 CBIO 870 Analysis of Scientific Papers 1
GSMC 857 Biographics 1 CBIO 990 Research for Ph.D. in Cancer Biology 1-10
GSMC 858 Introduction to Faculty Research 1   Total Credits 4-13
GSMC 859 Research Rotations 1-4 Remaining Semesters - Year Four and Five
  Total Credits 10-13 CBIO 850 Cancer Center Seminar 1
Spring Semester CBIO 860 Communicating Cancer Science 1
GSMC 853 Cellular Structure 2 CBIO 870 Analysis of Scientific Papers 1
GSMC 854 Cell Communication 2 CBIO 990 Research for Ph.D. in Cancer Biology 1-10
GSMC 855 Introduction to Biomedical Research II 2   Total Credits 4-13
GSMC 859 Research Rotations 1-4   Final Two Semesters  
  Total Credits 7 -10 CBIO 999 Dissertation in Cancer Biology 1-10
Summer Semester   Total Credits 1-10
GSMC 859 Research Rotations (select mentor) 1-4
Elective in Biostatistics or Informatics - consult with advisor 1 - 3 Total Credits Required for
Ph.D. Degree - 60  or up to 180
  Total Credits 2-7
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