Toxicology and Environmental Health Sciences Graduate Student Curriculum

Required BMS Core Courses

Course title Course number Credit hours
Introduction to Nucleic Acids and Proteins BMS 601 3
Introduction to Cell Structure and Metabolism BMS 602 3
Regulation of Cell Function BMS 603 2
Cellular Basis of Disease BMS 604 1
Seminar BMS 680 1 each (6 hrs min required)
Communications I BMS 660 1
Communications II BMS 661 1
Intro to Research BMS 785  1-6
Responsible Conduct of Research BMS 644  1
Research BMS 882 15 (max)
Statistical Techniques for the Biomedical Sciences BMS 617  3

Required Toxicology Courses

Course title Course number Credit hours
Toxicology PMC 650 3
Toxicology Reviews PMC 655 1 each (3 total)

Suggested Electives

The following courses are suggested as electives for students. A course(s) may be
required by the dissertation committee.

Course title Course number Credit hours
Molecular Cloning BMS 670 2
Signal Transduction BIC 643 3
Molecular Basis of Pathogenesis MCB 648 3

Qualifying Exam


Course work


The student must first successfully complete the written exams. A written
grant in the style of an NIH Predoctoral grant proposal format must be
submitted on either the student’s research project or another topic. The
grant must be submitted within two (2) months of completion of the written
exam. The Oral examination is a defense of the grant application. The NIH
instructions can be found at the following links:

Other Activities

Students are strongly urged to attend one national scientific meeting and present the
results of their research.