Typical Program of Study

The objectives of the curriculum in the graduate program in Pharmacology and Toxicology are

  1. To provide a strong background in basic biomedical sciences that provides the underpinning for modern-day pharmacology and toxicology.
  2. To train students in the fundamental concepts of pharmacology and toxicology as a discipline.
  3. To facilitate more specialized training as needed for the dissertation research.

Coursework is normally completed during the first two years.

OVERVIEW OF MAJOR EVENTS FOR INCOMING STUDENTS FROM THE BIOSCIENCES PROGRAMS


First Year

See policies and procedures for Biological Chemistry/Molecular Biology Program.

Curriculum for the first year


Second Year

Fall

Coursework

PHTX 7113; PHTX 7211; Statistics (BIO6500)

Seminars PHTX 7890
Journal Club 1 st-year rotation report seminar
Begin Dissertation research


Spring
 

Coursework PHTX 7114; PHTX 7221; Statistics (PSY6250); elective
Seminars PHTX 7890 
Journal Club Abstracts for Prelim due April 30, schedule defense by end of June

Summer

Dissertation research

Oral Qualifying Exam

Choose dissertation committee, prepare proposal

Third year

Fall

Coursework/other PHTX 7890
Dissertation research Fulfill teaching requirement
Finish any core courses/electives


Spring

Seminars PHTX 7890
Other Dissertation proposal seminar presentation
Dissertation research Fulfill teaching requirement

Fourth-Fifth year

Other

PHTX 7890 

Fulfill teaching requirement

Seminar/Dissertation research Dissertation defense

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