Philadelphia University + Thomas Jefferson University

PhD Programs
Curriculum


Note: Credits for the 910, 920 and 930 Research courses and Electives are variable. Assign credits to Research and/or Electives to equal the target number of credits for each semester.

Year One

Fall Semester (20 Credits)

Course Title Credits

GC 550 Foundations of Biomedical Science

10

GE 710 Current Literature I

1

GE 715 Seminar I

1

GE 511 Lab Rotation 1

3

GE 910 Research

5

Spring Semesters (30 Credits)

Course Title Semester Credits

BI 525 Biochemistry-Genetics Information Transfer

Spring I

3

GC 640 Ethics

Spring I

1

GE 637 Advanced Human Genetics

Spring I

3

GE 720 Current Literature II

Spring I

1

GE 725 Seminar II

Spring I

1

GE 521 Lab Rotation 2 

Spring I

3

GE 612 Genetics of Model Organisms offered every other year

Spring II

3

GE 730 Current Literature III

Spring II

1

GE 725 Seminar III

Spring II

1

GE 531 Lab Rotation 3

Spring II

3

NS 740 Applied Statistics in Neuroscience 

Spring II

2

GE 920 Research

Spring I - Spring II

Variable

Summer Semester (10 Credits)

Course Title Credits
GE 930 Research Variable

Year Two

Fall Semester (20 Credits)

Course Title Credits

GE 636 Regulation of Cell Cycle and Apoptosis

3

Elective

Variable

GC 730 Planning & Writing a Research Grant

1

GE 710 Current Literature I

1

GE 715 Seminar I

1

GE 910 Research

Variable

Spring Semesters (30 Credits)

Course Title Semester Credits

GE 652 Molecular Basis of Cancer

Spring I

2

GE 651 Pathobiology of Cancer

Spring I

2

GE 720 Current Literature II

Spring I

1

GE 725 Seminar II

Spring I

1

Elective

Spring I

Variable

GE 612 Genetics of Model Organisms offered every other year

Spring II

3

GC 645 Genomics & Bioinformatics

Spring II

3

GE 730 Current Literature II

Spring II

1

GE 735 Seminar II

Spring II

1

Elective

Spring II

Variable

GE 920 Research

SpringI - Spring II

Variable

Summer Semester (10 Credits)

Course Title Credits
GE 930 Research Variable

Year Three

Fall Semester (20 Credits)

Course Title Credits

GE 710 Current Literature I

1

GE 715 Seminar I

1

GE 910 Research

Variable

Preliminary Examination

 

Spring Semesters (30 Credits)

Course Title Semester Credits

GE 720 Current Literature II

Spring I

1

GE 725 Seminar II

Spring I

1

GE 730 Current Literature III

Spring I

1

GE 735 Seminar III

Spring I

1

GE 920

Spring I - II  

Variable

Summer Semester

Course Title Credits
GE 930 Research Variable