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Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Degrees

     Curriculum for Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Degrees

    College of Veterinary Medicine, Nursing & Allied Health

 

                  Integrative Biosciences Degree (with concentration in any bioscience area)

  Courses for IBS PhD degree

Target
Subject
Credits
Core      
  Fall Semester    
    IBSC 601 Research Ethics 3
    BIOL 565 Bioinformatics 3
    IBSC 603 Biochemistry 4
    IBSC 605 Molecular and Systems Biology 4
    IBSC 610 Seminar 0
  Spring Semester    
    IBSC 604 Biochemistry II 4
    IBSC 606 Molecular and Systems Biology 4
    IBSC 611 Scientific Communications 2
    IBSC Lab Rotation I 0
  Summer Semester    
    IBSC Lab Rotation II 0

 

Select or Transfer at least 35 additional hours, which may include the following:

Infectious Disease Courses
Microbiology, Parasitology, Virology, Epidemiology, Molecular Biology,
etc.
Major area courses or areas of Specialization
Risk Analysis, Anatomy, physiology, Immunology, Pathology,
Microbiology, Epidemiology, Toxicology, Biochemistry, Molecular
Biology, etc.

Research
 
1 Podium seminar presentation
0
IBSC Res. & Dissertation
2-6
1 semester internship
0
Candidacy
Written Comprehensive Exam
Pass/Fail
Oral Exam based on Grant-style Proposal
Pass/Fail
Defense of Dissertation
Total
60

 

IBS CORE CURRICULUM COURSE DESCRIPTIONS

IBSC 540. INTRODUCTION TO BIOINFORMATICS.  1st Semester Lec/Lab 2 hours 40 minutes, 3 credit hours.  This is a graduate-level course that is designed to introduce students to concepts in bioinformatics to include fundamentals of Biology, Database and Information handling, Fundamentals of Programming and Biocomplexity. Prerequisite: BIOL 250 or equivalent.

BIOL 565. BIOINFORMATICS. 1st Semester Lec/Lab 3 credit hours.  This is an upper division undergraduate/graduate course designed to introduce students to principles of bioinformatics.  Prerequisite: None.

IBSC 603. INTEGRATIVE BIOCHEMISTRY I.  1st Semester Lec/Lab 4 hours, 4 credit hours.  This course is a graduate-level sequence in Biochemistry.  The course covers the fundamentals of cell chemistry, cell structure and function, protein and nucleic acids.  Prerequisites BIOL 360/CHEM 360 or equivalent.

IBSC 604. INTEGRATIVE BIOCHEMISTRY II.  2nd Semester Lec/Lab 4 hours, 4 credit hours.  This graduate-level sequence in biochemistry is a continuation of IBSC 603.  The course covers topics in carbon flow throughout a living system, energy generation, cell cycle, Mendelian inheritance, and the molecular basis of genetics. Prerequisite: IBSC 603.

IBSC 605. INTEGRATIVE CELLULAR, MOLECULAR, ORGANISMIC, SYSTEM, POPULATIONAL, AND ECOLOGICAL BIOSCIENCE I.  1st Semester, Lec/Lab 4 hours, 4 credit hours.  This is an experientially-framed, project-based, ordered and integrative examination of molecular, cellular, organismic, developmental, populational and ecological phenomena-whose conceptual origins rest with the unitary linkage between the chemical, biological and geological cycles that support life on Earth.  This course is only open to graduate students. Prerequisite: BIOL 250/BIOL 360/CHEM 360 or equivalent or admission to the IBS Ph.D. Program

IBSC 606. INTEGRATIVE MOLECULAR, CELLULAR, ORGANISMIC, SYSTEM, POPULATIONAL, AND ECOLOGICAL BIOSCIENCE II.  2nd  Semester, Lec/Lab 4 hours, 4 credit hours.  This graduate-level course is a continuation of IBSC 605, which is a molecular biology course that examines the links between the chemical, biological and geological cycles that support life on Earth. Prerequisite: IBSC 605.

IBSC 610.  INTEGRATIVE BIOSCIENCES GRADUATE SEMINAR I. 1st Semester, Lec 1 hour, 0 credit hours.  This graduate-level course is only open to Integrative Biosciences (IBS) Ph.D. Students.  This course is designed to familiarize IBS students with research being conducted by IBS faculty, to facilitate the selection of co-mentors for dissertation projects.  Prerequisite: Admission to the IBS Ph.D. Program.

IBSC 800. RESEARCH AND DISSERTATION.  1st, 2nd , Summer Semester Lab 1-12 hours, 1-12 credit hours.  IBSC 800 is a course restricted to students in the Integrative Biosciences Ph.D. Program who need to complete their dissertation projects.   Students will conduct research on dissertation project under the direction of their major professors.  Prerequisite: Admission to the IBS Ph.D. Program.

IBSC 754. INTEGRATIVE BIOSCIENCES CANDIDATE FOR THE DEGREE ONLY.  1st, 2nd , Summer Semester 0 hours, 0 credit hours.  IBSC 754 is a course restricted to students in the Integrative Biosciences Ph.D. Program who have completed the requirements for graduate degree including final oral or comprehensive examination, submission of dissertation and approval of dissertation by the office of graduate programs.  This course offers IBS Ph.D. students the opportunity to be enrolled at Tuskegee University while waiting for the degree to be conferred and/or commencement exercises).  Prerequisites: Admission to the IBS Ph.D. Program and completion of all degree requirements INCLUDING defense of the dissertation.

IBSC 752. INTEGRATIVE BIOSCIENCE CONTINUOUS REGISTRATION.  1st, 2nd , Summer Semester, Directed Study/Lab 0 hours, 0 credit hours.  IBSC 752 is a continues registration course restricted to students in the Integrative Biosciences Ph.D. Program.  This course offers IBS Ph.D. Students the opportunity to participate in integrative research towards the completion of their dissertation degree.  Prerequisites: Admission to the IBS Ph.D. Program and completion of all course requirements EXCEPT the defense of the dissertation.

IBSC 710. INTEGRATIVE  BIOSCIENCE LITERATURE REVIEW.  1st, 2nd , Summer Semester, Directed-Study, 2-3 credit hours. IBSC 710 is a course restricted to students in the Integrative Biosciences Ph.D. Program .  Research methods and critical review of current bioscience literature will be addressed in this course Prerequisite: Admission to the IBS Ph.D. Program.

IBSC 700.  SPECIAL PROBLEMS IN INTEGRATIVE BIOSCIENCES. 1st, 2nd , Summer Semester, Lec/Lab 1-3 hours, 1-4 credit hours.  IBSC 700 is a course restricted to students in the Integrative Biosciences Ph.D. Program .  Problems at the advanced level may be selected from the following: biochemistry, physiology, soil sciences, pathobiology, clinical sciences, biomedical sciences, plant and soil sciences, risk assessment and analysis, epidemiology, computational sciences, social sciences, agricultural economics and natural resources, forest resources, environmental sciences, food and nutritional sciences, chemistry, veterinary sciences, animal and poultry sciences, biology. Prerequisite: Admission to the IBS Ph.D. Program.

IBSC 611. INTEGRATIVE BIOSCIENCES GRADUATE SEMINAR II. 2nd Semester, Lec 2 hours, 2 credit hours.  IBSC 611 is a graduate level course opened to masters and doctoral degree students.  This course is being revised.  The course will cover advanced topics, concepts and research methodologies relevant to all areas of bioscience.  Students will learn fundamental research methodologies that can be applied across all bioscience disciplines. Prerequisite: None.

 

 
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