Microbiology and Immunology Curriculum

DR: Departmental Required Course
DE: Departmental Elective Course

First Year: Core Curriculum
Second Year: Fall Semester
  Name of Course # Credit Hours
  Foundations in Research (DR)
Fundamentals in Immunology (DR)
Seminal Papers on the Foundations
     of Modern Microbiology (DR)
Seminars/Journal Club (DR) 
Dissertation Research(DR)   
General Electives (DE)
3
2

2
1
1-12
Second Year: Spring Semester
  Roles of Microorganisms in the Living World (DR)   
Host-Pathogen Relationships (DR)  
Seminars/Journal Club (DR)    
Dissertation Research (DR)    
General Electives (DE)
2
5
1
1-12
Second Year: Summer Semester
   Research (DR) 6
     
Third Year: Fall Semester
  Research (DR)    
Preparation of Ph.D. Candidacy Proposal Seminar
1-12
1
Third Year: Spring Semester
  Research   
Ph.D. Candidacy Exam Seminar /Journal Club (DR)    
1-12
1
Third Year: Summer Semester
  Research (DR)
Ph.D. Candidacy Exam
6
     
Subsequent Years
Fall

Spring

Summer
Research (DR)
Seminar/Journal Club (DR)
Research (DR)
Seminar/Journal Club (DR) 
Research (DR) 

1-12
1
1-12
1
6

Students are expected to complete the requirements for the Ph.D. degree in
5-6 years.