For the Ph.D. degree, students must complete a minimum of 70 units, as detailed in the table below; and must maintain a G.P.A. of at least 3.0. In addition, doctoral students are required to pass both written and oral comprehensive examinations in order to advance to candidacy. They must successfully defend their dissertations before their guidance committee prior to being awarded the Ph.D. degree. 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
IBGS 503 Biomedical Grant Writing 2
IBGS 511 Cellular Mechanisms and Integrated Systems I 6
IBGS 512 Cellular Mechanisms and Integrated Systems II 6
IBGS 522 Cellular Mechanisms and Integrated Systems II Journal Club 2
IBGS 523 Cellular Mechanisms and Integrated Systems III Journal Club 2
Major  
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
Seminars  
IBGS 604 Introduction to Integrative Biology Presentation Seminar 1
IBGS 605 Integrative Biology Presentation Seminar (1.0) 2 2
IBGS 607 Integrated Biomedical Graduate Studies Seminar 1 0
Religion  
RELE 525 Ethics for Scientists 2 3
RELR 588 Personal and Family Wholeness 2 3
RELT 617 Seminar in Religion and the Sciences 2 3
Research/Dissertation or Thesis  
ANAT 697 Research (1-8) 12
IBGS 696 Research Rotations (1) 2
Total Units 70

Normal time to complete the program

Four (4) years, based on full-time enrollment; part-time permitted