Curriculum Requirements

Biomedical Sciences
PIB 700Journal Club2
PIB 701Introduction to Biomedical Sciences5
PIB 702Scientific Reasoning3
PIB 705Biostatistics for the Biosciences3
PIB 731Laboratory Research3-5
PIB 780Research Ethics1
PIB 782Professional Development: Skills for Success I1
PIB 783Professional Development: Skills for Success II1
PIB 830Doctoral Dissertation1
Core Courses
CAB 701CAB Student Seminar4
CAB 705Translational to Clinical Research3
CAB 710Cancer Biochemistry & Molecular Biology3
CAB 713 & CAB 714 are required courses. CAB 712 & CAB 715 can be done as electives:4
Special Topics in Cancer Research - Viral Oncology and Tumor Immunology Module
Special Topics in Cancer Research - Molecular Cancer Therapeutics Module
Cancer Epidemiology, Prevention and Biobehavioral Oncology
Special Topics in Cancer Research - Breast and Genitourinary Cancers Module
CAB 720Dialogues with Cancer Clinitians (PIBS Module)1
CAB 750Logic and Reasoning in Translational Cancer Research: Bench to Bedside Part 13
MDB 765Tumor Biology3
Dissertation (Includes 1 credit from PIB 830)
Choose 23 credits from the following:23
Dissertation Research - Pre Candidacy
Doctoral Dissertation- Post Candidacy
Research in Residence
Total Credit Hours64-66

Suggested Plan of Study

Plan of Study Grid
Year One
FallCredit Hours
PIB 701 Introduction to Biomedical Sciences 5
PIB 702 Scientific Reasoning 3
PIB 731 Laboratory Research 2
PIB 700 Journal Club 1
PIB 780 Research Ethics 1
PIB 782 Professional Development: Skills for Success I 1
 Credit Hours13
Spring
PIB 700 Journal Club 1
PIB 705 Biostatistics for the Biosciences 3
PIB 731 Laboratory Research 1
PIB 783 Professional Development: Skills for Success II 1
CAB 710 Cancer Biochemistry & Molecular Biology 3
CAB 720 Dialogues with Cancer Clinitians (PIBS Module) 1
 Credit Hours10
Summer
PIB 830 Doctoral Dissertation 1
 Credit Hours1
Year Two
Fall
CAB 701 CAB Student Seminar (Offerred In Fall & Spring) 1
CAB 705 Translational to Clinical Research 0
MDB 765 Tumor Biology 3
CAB 830 Dissertation Research - Pre Candidacy 2
 Credit Hours6
Spring
CAB 701 CAB Student Seminar 1
CAB 705 Translational to Clinical Research 1
CAB 713 & CAB 714 are required courses. CAB 712 & CAB 715 can be done as electives: 4
Special Topics in Cancer Research - Viral Oncology and Tumor Immunology Module (Offerred Alternate Years Spring 2015, 2017, 2019)  
Special Topics in Cancer Research - Molecular Cancer Therapeutics Module (Offerred Alternate Years Spring 2015, 2017, 2019)  
Cancer Epidemiology, Prevention and Biobehavioral Oncology (Offerred Alternate Years Spring 2016, 2018, 2020)  
Special Topics in Cancer Research - Breast and Genitourinary Cancers Module (Offerred Alternate Years Spring 2016, 2018, 2020)  
CAB 830 Dissertation Research - Pre Candidacy 2
 Credit Hours8
Summer
CAB 840 Doctoral Dissertation- Post Candidacy 2
 Credit Hours2
Year Three
Fall
CAB 701 CAB Student Seminar 1
CAB 705 Translational to Clinical Research 0
CAB 750 Logic and Reasoning in Translational Cancer Research: Bench to Bedside Part 1 3
CAB 840 Doctoral Dissertation- Post Candidacy 2
 Credit Hours6
Spring
CAB 701 CAB Student Seminar 1
CAB 705 Translational to Clinical Research 1
CAB 840 Doctoral Dissertation- Post Candidacy 2
 Credit Hours4
Summer
CAB 840 Doctoral Dissertation- Post Candidacy 2
 Credit Hours2
Year Four
Fall
CAB 705 Translational to Clinical Research 0
CAB 840 Doctoral Dissertation- Post Candidacy 2
 Credit Hours2
Spring
CAB 705 Translational to Clinical Research 1
CAB 840 Doctoral Dissertation- Post Candidacy 2
 Credit Hours3
Summer
CAB 840 Doctoral Dissertation- Post Candidacy 2
 Credit Hours2
Year Five
Fall
CAB 840 Doctoral Dissertation- Post Candidacy 2
 Credit Hours2
Spring
CAB 840 Doctoral Dissertation- Post Candidacy 2
 Credit Hours2
Summer
CAB 850 Research in Residence 1
 Credit Hours1
 Total Credit Hours64

Students are encouraged to take pertinent elective courses under guidance of their Dissertation Committee and research mentor.  Electives must be approved by CAB graduate program director.

  • Required course credits:  36 cr. [700 level courses (required or elective)]
  • Dissertation research: 24 cr.