Progra​m of Study

YEAR

SEMESTER

MAJOR ACTIVITIES

1

Fall

Orientation mid August*.

Meet with adviser and steering committee; plan rotations and coursework; begin first rotation.

Take core curriculum courses: Foundations in Cancer Biology and Experimental Cancer Biology​

1

Spring-Summer

Winter: Second rotation.  Spring: Third rotation.

Take Advanced Cancer Biology advanced elective course.

Summer: Choose thesis adviser and begin thesis research.

2

Fall

Mentored Teaching Experience including teaching pedagogy workshops (Fall or Spring Semester).

2

Spring-Summer

Choose a thesis committee.

A special topic course in ethics must be completed Spring of the second year.

3

Fall

Choose a thesis committee and complete thesis proposal by Dec. 31. Thesis research.

3

Spring-Summer

Thesis Research

4 & 5

 

Thesis research, complete and defend thesis

​*Students have the option to arrive early to begin a research rotation in the summer

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