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General Requirements

General Requirements

First-year predoctoral students are offered the opportunity to begin their training during the summer preceding registration for their first semester of classes. Prior to registration for the first academic year, each first-year graduate student meets with the Program Director to determine an initial course of study. The curriculum consists of an interdisciplinary core of courses that each student is required to successfully complete and additional graduate courses, deemed necessary by the student's research committee, available from among all course offerings through this and other graduate programs (see College of Graduate Studies Catalog for more detail). Minimal requirements of the School of Biomedical Sciences are the successful completion of 180 total graduate credits including research, with no less than 54 course credits of graduate course work, 18 of which must be outside the area of Cell and Developmental Biology.