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 501||Biomedical Communication and Integrity||2|
|IBGS 502||Biomedical Information and Statistics||2|
|ANAT 516||Neuroscience GS||6|
|ANAT 541||Gross Anatomy GS||7|
|ANAT 542||Cell Structure and Function GS||7|
|ANAT 544||Human Embryology Lecture||2|
|IBGS 604||Introduction to Integrative Biology Presentation Seminar||1|
|IBGS 607||Integrated Biomedical Graduate Studies Seminar 1||0|
|RELT 617||Seminar in Religion and the Sciences||3|
|Degree completion options||15|
|Course work track:|
Anatomy/Embryology electives (15 units)
|Research (14 units)|
|Integrative Biology Presentation Seminar (1 unit)|
Registration and attendance required every quarter in residence, but units do not count toward total required for graduation.
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