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Core Curriculum

Doctoral students take a core curriculum and elective courses that are relevant to their research interests. Doctoral students select one of three graduate study concentrations: General Toxicology, Molecular and Cellular Toxicology, or Environmental Toxicology. The core curriculum does not vary among study concentrations. Differences in the concentrations reflect research direction of the student, and accordingly, elective course selection.

Typically a total of 72 credit hours is required, with the majority of these credits being dissertation research.

Please refer to the student handbook for additional information on specific courses.

Core Course Requirements

Year 1

Fall
TOX 701Fundamentals of Toxicology (3 credits)
GN 701Molecular Genetics (3 credits)
TOX 820Responsible Conduct in Science (1 credit)
TOX 820Lab Rotations (1 credit)
TOX 801Toxicology Seminar (1 credit)
Spring
TOX 710Molecular & Biochemical Toxicology (3 credits)
CBS 770Cell Biology (3 credits)
TOX 895 Doctoral Dissertation Research (1 credit)
TOX 801 Toxicology Seminar (1 credit)
TOX 820Research Communications (1 credit)

Year 2

Fall
TOX 715Environmental Toxicology (3 credits)
ST 511Experimental Statistics for Biological Sciences (3 credits)
TOX 820Basic Scripting in R (coming soon)
TOX 895 Doctoral Dissertation Research (2 credits)
TOX 801Toxicology Seminar (1 credit)
Spring
Elective courseRefer to the student handbook for available elective courses. (3 credits)
Elective courseRefer to the student handbook for available elective courses. (3 credits)
TOX 820 Grant Writing (1 credit)
TOX 895 Doctoral Dissertation Research (2 credits)
TOX 801 Toxicology Seminar (1 credit)

Year 3

Fall
TOX 895 Doctoral Dissertation Research (8 credits)
TOX 801Toxicology Seminar (1 credit)
Spring
TOX 895 Doctoral Dissertation Research (8 credits)
TOX 801Toxicology Seminar (1 credit)

Year 4

Fall
TOX 895 Doctoral Dissertation Research (8 credits)
TOX 801Toxicology Seminar (1 credit)
Spring
TOX 895 Doctoral Dissertation Research (8 credits)
TOX 801Toxicology Seminar (1 credit)

Year 5

Fall
TOX 895 Doctoral Dissertation Research (6 credits)
Spring
TOX 895 Doctoral Dissertation Research (6 credits)