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 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
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 605Integrative Biology Presentation Seminar (1.0) 22
IBGS 607Integrated Biomedical Graduate Studies Seminar 11
RELE 5__Must be numbered 500 or above3
RELR 540Wholeness and Health 23
RELT 5__Must be numbered 500 or above3
Research/Dissertation or Thesis
ANAT 697Research (1-8)12
IBGS 696Research Rotations (1)2
Total Units70

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


Fulfills service learning requirement.

Normal time to complete the program

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