Recommended Course Sequence Option I

For students interested in the Toxicology PhD program from the start of the first year

FIRST YEAR: BBSP

Fall Semester

• PHCO 701 and PATH 713/714L

• BBSP 902 (FYG); TOXC 722 (optional)

• BBSP 901 (Research Rotations)

Spring Semester

• PHCO 702 and PATH 715/716L

• BBSP 902 (FYG); TOXC 722 (optional)

• BBSP 901 (Research Rotations)

 

Summer (Join the Toxicology Program)

• Research in the lab of chosen research adviser

 

SECOND YEAR

Fall Semester

• TOXC 442 and Elective Course

• BBSP 710 (Statistics for Lab Scientists)**

• TOXC 721 (Communication Skills)

• TOXC 722

• TOXC 901 (Dissertation Research)

 

Spring Semester

• TOXC 707 and Elective Course

• TOXC 722

• TOXC 901 (Dissertation Research)

(Doctoral Written Exam in May)

THIRD YEAR

FOURTH YEAR AND BEYOND

• [BIOS 600; fall or spring semester]**

• TOXC 821 (Scientific Writing); fall semester

• TOXC 722; fall and spring semesters

• TOXC 994 (Dissertation Research); fall and spring

(Doctoral Oral Exam and Defense of PhD Proposal)

 

• TOXC 994 (Dissertation Research); fall and spring

• TOXC 722 (fall and spring)

 

 

(Dissertation defense by the end of the 5th year)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

**   BBSP 710 is a 5-week course (two 90-min lectures per week) providing an introduction to statistics for laboratory scientists; this course could be followed by other modular courses covering more advanced statistics required by the methodological approach used in the student’s doctoral research.  BIOS 600 is an introductory, semester-long course, in probability theory and statistical inference with strong emphasis on applications in public health and medical research; its offered in both fall and spring semesters.

***        Research advisor to help guide the selection of the PHCO 701 or PATH 713/714L in the fall semester of the second year.  Note that PATH 713/714L is not a pre-requisite for PATH 715/716L, but PHCO 701 is a pre-requisite for PHCO 702.  TOXC 707 schedule conflicts with PHCO 702 in the spring semester.