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A minimum of 45 units is required for the M.S. degree, as detailed in the table below. Two options, a research track and a course work track, are available. Students must maintain a G.P.A. of at least 3.0. Students must adhere to all University and program policies as published in the Student Handbook, University CATALOG, or Student Guide. Policies and requirements are subject to change.

Basic science core 
IBGS 501Biomedical Communication and Integrity2
IBGS 502Biomedical Information and Statistics2
ANAT 516Neuroscience GS6
ANAT 541Gross Anatomy GS7
ANAT 542Cell Structure and Function GS7
ANAT 544Human Embryology Lecture2
IBGS 604Introduction to Integrative Biology Presentation Seminar1
IBGS 607Integrated Biomedical Graduate Studies Seminar 10
RELT 617Seminar in Religion and the Sciences3
Degree completion options15
Course work track: 
Anatomy/Embryology electives (15 units)
Research track: 
Research (14 units) 
Integrative Biology Presentation Seminar (1 unit) 
Total Units45

Noncourse requirements

Course work option: a comprehensive written examination over the graduate course work in lieu of writing a thesis.

Research option: pass an oral examination given by student's graduate guidance committee after the thesis has been completed.

Normal time to complete the program

Two (2) years, based on full-time enrollment; part time permitted