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The College of Graduate Studies’ curricula are designed to provide formal Ph.D. or M.S. education in one of six fields of study (anatomy and cell biology, biochemistry and molecular biology, microbiology and immunology, neuroscience, pharmacology, and physiology). Each field requires a broad general background, as well as in-depth research and academic training necessary to produce biomedical research scientists in these areas of study. Included in this educational process are opportunities to prepare students to teach knowledge of their research area.

Technical Standards

  1. Acquire information presented through demonstrations, lectures, laboratory, and other types of experience in each area of training.
  2. Acquire information from written documents and computer-information systems (including literature searches and data retrieval) and identify information presented in images from paper, slides, or video.
  3. Employ the different methods of scientific inquiry of each area of study, interpret the data and information gathered, and use these methods to create new knowledge.
  4. Communicate effectively and efficiently with colleagues, individually and in groups, as called for under the circumstances.
  5. Measure, calculate, reason, analyze, synthesize, and problem solve using scientific information, including the comprehension and understanding of three-dimensional relationships.
  6. Teach, prepare and give scientific presentations (e.g. seminars, poster sessions), write and evaluate scientific papers and grant proposals, and conduct an independent research program.
  7. Adhere to the integrity and ethical standards of the scientific process.
  8. Exhibit a high level of maturity and professionalism expected of a research scientist.