- General Course Requirements
- Area Course Requirements
- Molecular Area Course Requirements
- Program Course Requirements
- Suggested Courses for First Year Students by Programs
Area Course Requirements
All students pursuing the Ph.D. degree must complete one course from each of the following four areas:
The only exception to this policy is made for students who join one of the four Programs which have been approved by the Graduate Faculty to require an alternate group of specified courses (see Program Course Requirements). Those Programs are:
- Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
- Genes and Development
- Medical Physics
- Microbiology and Molecular
Courses must be completed with a grade of at least C (or demonstrate equivalent proficiency as determined by the Academic Standards Committee).
The primary and alternative courses approved by the Academic Standards Committee to satisfy the area course requirements are listed below.
An introductory, graduate level course in the quantitative biophysical sciences.
- GS01 1014 Biomedical Statistics
- GS02 1183 Applied Mathematics in Medical Physics
- GS03 1102 Current Methods in Molecular Research (two semesters required)
- GS11 1013 Genetics and Human Disease
A graduate level course in which the major emphasis is the understanding of intracellular chemical processes and their biological control.
- GS02 1014 Fundamental Biological Principles of Molecular Imaging and Therapeutics
- GS030015 Metabolic Biochemistry
- MOL395C Molecular Biology II (UT-Austin; GSBS students enroll via a cooperative program in GS000610, Special Project: Course)
- GS03 1024 Topics in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
- GS04 1113 Molecular Biology of Cancer (Science Park)
- GS04 1123 Molecular Biology of Eukaryotic Cells
- GS07 1063 Microbial Molecular Genetics
- GS13 1024 Molecular Basis of Cell Signaling
- GS14 1063 Molecular Neurobiology
An introductory, graduate level course in which the major emphasis is the understanding of the structure, function and control of the individual cell as an autonomous biological unit.
- GS04 1013 Cell Biology
- GS04 1093 Biology of Cancer Metastasis
- GS04 1133 Cancer Cell Signaling
- GS06 1014 Immunology I
- GS07 1113 Microbial Physiology
- GS11 1023 Molecular and Cellular Approaches to Human Genetics
- GS12 1043 Molecular and Cellular Pathology in Human Diseases
- GS12 1063 Histology
- GS12 1134 Functional Histology (UT-Science Park, Smithville, TX) (Formerly "Introduction to Histology")
- GS14 1143 Cellular Neurophysiology
An introductory, graduate level course in which the major emphasis is the understanding of the regulation of homeostatic and integrative functions of vertebrate or invertebrate organisms.
- GS04 1043 Molecular Principles of Virology
- GS04 1063 Cancer Biology
- GS04 1073 Developmental Biology
- GS04 1083 Basic Concepts of Tumor Biology (UT-Science Park, Smithville, TX)
- GS04 1203 Experimental Genetics
- GS12 1254 Cell and Systems Physiology
- GS14 1017 Neuroscience
- GS14 1024 Systems Neuroscience