Core Courses

The course work in the first year focuses on pharmacology and physiology. Knowledge of biochemistry is also expected and a placement exam is given in August, upon request. If needed, a biochemistry course should be taken during the first year. A minimum of 32.5 graduate level credits are required to advance to candidacy for the Ph.D. degree unless biochemistry is waived (then 28.5). Electives can be taken in the first four semesters of the program.  One elective (minimum of 2 credits) is required.

Summer 1
Fall 1
Spring 1
Fall 2
Spring 2
  • Electives, if needed
  • PHAR-999-03     Makes you a full-time student
  • PHAR-999-01 if not taking courses
Fall 3
  • PHAR-999-01     Makes you a full-time student
Spring 3 etc.
  • PHAR-999-01    BGE will do this for you automatically until you graduate

This schedule allows significant time for concurrent research rotations.