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Course Requirements


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:

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.

Primary Courses

QUANTITATIVE
An introductory, graduate level course in the quantitative biophysical sciences.

MOLECULAR
A graduate level course in which the major emphasis is the understanding of intracellular chemical processes and their biological control.

CELLULAR
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.

SYSTEMS
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.