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Anatomy and Neurobiology (Doctor of Philosophy)

General Requirements

Specific Requirements

Requirements for Admission to Graduate Studies for the Degree of Doctor of Philosophy

Bachelor's degree; one year of organic chemistry/biochemistry; a year of advanced biology; one course in college physics. Additional courses in calculus, differential equations, statistics, computer science, and physical chemistry are recommended. A deficiency in one prerequisite course can be made up in the summer session before entry into the program. A master's degree is not a prerequisite for the Ph. D. degree. Satisfactory scores on the general (aptitude) Graduate Record Examination.

Requirement for Advancement to Candidacy for the Degree of Doctor of Philosophy

Satisfactory completion of required courses and research rotations. Approval of the written and oral portions of the qualifying comprehensive examination.

Minimum Degree Requirements

Anatomy 301, 302, 306, 311, 395 or 396, and 491; Cell and Molecular Biology 301; Physiology and Biophysics 301; Biochemistry 301, 302. Additional elective courses and teaching assignments as arranged with the department; three reading courses; departmental research rotations; dissertation research; credits as required by the Graduate College. Candidacy examination; successful completion of dissertation. A grade of B or better must be obtained in any course taken in Anatomy and Neurobiology.

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