Anatomy — Ph.D.

For the Ph.D. degree, students must complete a minimum of 88 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 dissertation 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 501Biomedical Communication and Integrity2
IBGS 502Biomedical Information and Statistics2
IBGS 503Biomedical Grant Writing2
IBGS 511Cellular Mechanisms and Integrated Systems I6
IBGS 512Cellular Mechanisms and Integrated Systems II6
IBGS 522Cellular Mechanisms and Integrated Systems II Journal Club2
IBGS 523Cellular Mechanisms and Integrated Systems III Journal Club2
Major
ANAT 516Neuroscience GS6
ANAT 541Gross Anatomy GS7
ANAT 542Cell Structure and Function GS7
ANAT 544Human Embryology Lecture2
Seminars
IBGS 604Introduction to Integrative Biology Presentation Seminar1
IBGS 605Integrative Biology Presentation Seminar (1.0) 22
IBGS 607Integrated Biomedical Graduate Studies Seminar 10
Religion
RELE 525Ethics for Scientists 33
RELR 588Personal and Family Wholeness 33
RELT 617Seminar in Religion and the Sciences 33
Research/Dissertation or Thesis
ANAT 697Research (1.0-8.0) 212
IBGS 696Research Rotations (1.0) 22
Total Units70
1

Registration and attendance required every quarter in residence, but units do not count toward total required for graduation. 

2

Multiple registrations required to fulfill total units required.

3

May substitute with another graduate religion course with the same prefix and numbered 500 or above.

Normal time to complete the program

4 years based on full-time enrollment; part-time permitted