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
BI 511 Research Rotation 1 3
BI 710 Seminar in Biochemistry & Molecular Pharmacology 1
BI 910 Research Variable

Spring Semesters (30 Credits)

Course Title Semester Credits
BI 521 Research Rotation 2 Spring I 3
BI 525 Biochemistry – Genetics Information Transfer Spring I 3
PR 613 Macromolecular Structure Spring I 3
GC 640 Research Ethics Spring I 1
BI 720 Seminar in Biochemistry & Molecular Pharmacology Spring I 1
BI 725 Journal Club Spring I 1
Elective Spring II Variable
BI 531 Research Rotation 3 Spring II 3
NS 740 Applied Statistics Spring II 2
BI 730 Seminar in Biochemistry & Molecular Pharmacology Spring II 1
BI 735 Journal Club Spring II 1
BI 920 Research Spring I - Spring II Variable

Summer Semester (10 Credits)

Course Title Credits
BI 930 Research Variable

Year Two

Fall Semester (20 Credits)

Course Title Credits
Elective Variable
GC 730 Planning & Writing a Research Grant 1
BI 710 Seminar in Biochemistry & Molecular Pharmacology 2
BI 715 Journal Club 1
BI 910 Research Variable

Spring Semesters (30 Credits)

Course Title Semester Credits
Elective Spring I Variable
BI 720 Seminar in Biochemistry & Molecular Pharmacology Spring I 2
BI 725 Journal Club Spring I 1
Elective Spring II Variable
BI 730 Seminar in Biochemistry & Molecular Pharmacology Spring II 2
BI 735 Journal Club Spring II 1
BI 920 Research Spring I - Spring II Variable

Summer Semester (10 Credits)

Course Title Credits
BI 930 Research Variable

Common Electives

COURSE TITLE

Semester

CREDITS

BI 612 Advanced Topics in Protein Function and Dysfunction

Fall

3

BI 614 Macromolecular Function

Spring II

3

BI 535 Biochemistry-Metabolism

Spring II

3

PR 522 General Pharmacology

Fall

3

GC 630 Fundamentals of Clinical Trials

Fall

3

GC 645 Genomics and Bioinformatics

Spring II

3

GC 665 Cell Signaling

Spring II

4

GE 612 Genetics of Model Organisms

Spring I

3

GE 636 Regulation of Cell Cycle & Apoptosis

Fall

3

GE 637 Advanced Human Genetics

Spring II

3

GE 651Pathobiology of Cancer

Spring I

2

GE 652 Molecular Basis of Cancer

Spring I

2

CB 615 Developmental Biology I - Embryology

Fall

3

CB 625 Mechanisms of Development

Spring I

3

IMP 505A Fundamentals of Immunology

Spring I

2

IMP 505B Immune System in Health & Disease

Spring I

2

NS 700 Cellular Neurophysiology

Spring I

4

NS 715 Molecular & Cellular Neuroscience

Spring II

3