Individual Curricula Examples for BBSP Students

For BBSP students interested in PHCO from the start of graduate school

(Students not sure of their interest in PHCO until they join a lab should view the example curriculum below this one.)

FIRST YEAR - BBSP Program

Fall Semester

  • Elective #1 (see below)
  • PHCO 701
  • BBSP 902 (FYG)
  • Rotation

Spring Semester

  • Elective #2 (see below) 
  • PHCO 702
  • BBSP 902 (FYG)
  • Rotations

Summer (Join the PHCO department)

  • Dissertation Research
SECOND YEAR

Fall Semester

  • PHCO 730
  • BBSP 610 (Statistics)
  • PHCO 732 (Grant Writing)

Spring Semester

  • Doctoral Written Exam Due
  • Doctoral Oral Exam Administered
THIRD YEAR AND BEYOND
  • Dissertation research
  • Defend Dissertation

 

Examples of elective courses (not comprehensive):

  • PHCO 740-745-Contemporary Topics in Cell Signaling. Multiple modules covering kinases and phosphorylation, receptors and G protein signaling, cell cycle control, signaling networks, and stem cells and development. (Note: each module is one credit hour; therefore, students would need to take two modules to satisfy one of the elective requirements)
  • NBIO 722 (F)/NBIO 723 (S)-Cellular and Molecular Neurobiology. A two semester interdisciplinary course that incorporates principles of pharmacology. (Note: Students taking this course will fulfill both elective requirements)
  • GNET 631 (F) and/or GNET 632 (S)-Advanced Molecular Biology
  • PATH 713 (F) and/or PATH 715 (S)-Molecular and Cellular Pathophysiological Basis of Disease
  • CBPH 893 (F) and/or CBPH 894 (S)-Advanced cell biology
  • CBPH 702 (F) and/or CBPH 703 (S)- Experimental Physiology of Human Health and Disease 


For BBSP students not sure of their interest in PHCO until they join a lab

FIRST YEAR - BBSP Program

Fall Semester

  • Elective #1 (see above)
  • BBSP 902 (FYG)
  • Rotation

Spring Semester

  • Elective #2 (see above)
  • BBSP 902 (FYG)
  • Rotations

Summer (Join the PHCO department)

  • Dissertation Research
SECOND YEAR

Fall Semester

  • PHCO 701
  • BBSP 610 (Statistics)
  • PHCO 730
  • PHCO 732 (Grant Writing)

Spring Semester

  • PHCO 702
  • Doctoral Written Exam Due
  • Doctoral Oral Exam Administered
THIRD FOURTH AND FIFTH YEARS
  • Dissertation research
  • Defend Dissertation