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Sample Curriculum

ITP Sample Curriculum

SemesterCourse Title Credit Hours 
 Year 1 Fall  CBIO 453*  Cell Biology I  4
 Year 1 Fall  CBIO 455*  Molecular Biology I  4
 Year 1 Fall  BSTP 400^  Research Rotations  1
 Year 1 Fall    Immunology Journal Club (optional this semester)  
 Year 1 Fall  Total    9
 Year 1 Spring  Path 510  Basic Pathol Mech  4
 Year 1 Spring  Path 416  Fundamental Immunol  4
 Year 1 Spring  IBMS 500  Being a Prof Scient  0
 Year 1 Spring  Path 512  Exp Path Seminar II  1
 Year 1 Spring    Immunology Journal Club (optional this semester)  
 Year 1 Spring  Total    9
 Year 1 Summer  RSCH 750  Summer Rsch-PhD  0
 Year 1 Summer  Total    0
Thesis committee chosen; preproposal committee meeting scheduled
 Year 2 Fall  Path 511  Exp Path Seminar I  1
 Year 2 Fall    ITP Track Elective  3
 Year 2 Fall    Electives (Core, ITP Track or Other)**  3
 Year 2 Fall  Path 601  Special Problems  2
 Year 2 Fall    Immunology Journal Club (required this semester)  
 Year 2 Fall  Total    9
Thesis proposal defense and advancement to candidacy within next 9 months (note: petition to convert 601 credits to 701 credits for semester in which advancement occurs)
 Year 2 Spring  Path 512  Exp Path Seminar II  Participate without registering
 Year 2 Spring    Electives (Core, ITP Track or Other)**  4-6
 Year 2 Spring  Path 601 or 701  Special Problems or Dissertation PhD  3-5
     Immunology Journal Club (required this semester)  
 Year 2 Spring  Total    9
 Year 2 Summer  RSCH 750#  Summer Rsch-PhD  0
 Year 2 Summer  Total    0
 Thesis proposal defense and advancement to candidacy must be completed (note: petition to convert 601 credits to 701 credits for semester in which advancement occurs)
 Year 3 Fall  Path 511  Exp Path Seminar I  Participate without registering
 Year 3 Fall  Path 701***  Dissertation PhD  9
 Year 3 Fall    Immunology Journal Club (required this semester)  
 Year 3 Fall  Total    9
 Year 3 Spring  Path 512  Exp Path Seminar II  Participate without registering
 Year 3 Spring  Path 701***  Dissertation PhD  9 (but no more than required to total 18 all semesters combined)
 Year 3 Spring    Immunology Journal Club (required this semester)  
 Year 3 Spring  Total    9
 Year 3 Summer  RSCH 750#  Summer Rsch-PhD  0
 Year 3 Summer  Total    0
 Year 4 Fall  Path 511  Exp Path Seminar I  Participate without registering
 Year 4 Fall  Path 701***  Dissertation PhD  1
 Year 4 Fall    Immunology Journal Club (required this semester)  
 Year 4 Fall  Total    1
 Year 4 Spring  Path 512  Exp Path Seminar II  Participate without registering
 Year 4 Spring  Path 701***  Dissertation PhD  1
 Year 4 Spring    Immunology Journal Club (required this semester)  
 Year 4 Spring  Total    1
 Year 4 Summer  RSCH 750#  Summer Rsch-PhD  0
 Year 4 Summer  Total    0
 Year 5 Fall  Path 511  Exp Path Seminar I  Participate without registering
 Year 5 Fall  Path 701***  Dissertation PhD  1
 Year 5 Fall    Immunology Journal Club (required this semester)  
 Year 5 Fall  Total    1
 Year 5 Spring  Path 512  Exp Path Seminar II  Participate without registering
 Year 5 Spring  Path 701***  Dissertation PhD  1
 Year 5 Spring    Immunology Journal Club (required this semester)  
 Year 5 Spring  Total    1

*Alternate courses for MSTP students: IBIS 401-404. MSTP students in the ITP do not need to take CBIO 453, CBIO 455 or PATH 510. PATH 416 is required for MSTP students in the ITP unless they have sufficient prior immunology background as determined by the ITP Chair and curriculum coordinators (e.g. Drs. Harding and Nedrud). ^Alternate course is MSTP 400 for MSTP students and PATH 601 for direct admit students. #Exception: Take 1-3 credits of PATH 701 if this will accelerate graduation. Also, take 1 credit of PATH 701 if the PhD thesis will be completed in the summer semester (including anytime after the end of the spring semester). **PATH 520 + 521 is included as a Track Elective for ITP students. ***Students should take only the minimum number of PATH 701 credits needed to attain 18 total credits of PATH 701 (all semesters combined) and a minimum of 1 credit of PATH 701 thereafter (registering for more credits of PATH 701 incurs unnecessary tuition charges). For example, a student may maintain full time student status while registered for only a single credit (of PATH 701) in a semester. After advancing to candidacy, a student should register for PATH 701, not PATH 601, and may register for up to 9 credits of PATH 701. Even prior to advancing to candidacy, if a student has completed 36 "foundation" credits of graduate courses (at least 24 of which must be graded courses), the student should enroll in as many credits of PATH 701 as possible up to a maximum of 6 credits with the remaining credits to be graded courses or PATH 601. In the semester in which the student advances to candidacy, any PATH 601 credits for that semester that are beyond the 36 "foundation" credits should be converted to PATH 701 by petition to Graduate Studies. Students registering for PATH 601, 651 or 701 must indicate their Thesis Advisor as their Instructor. If a Class Section does not exist with your Thesis Advisor as Instructor, please see the Student Affairs Coordinator to add the Section in order for you to register. NOTE: Schedule beyond year 5 will generally be the same as for year 5.