Requirements and Tracks

The Immunology/Microbiology Program offers a curriculum designed to provide an excellent background in this specialized area, while complementing the overall core curriculum. To provide you with background knowledge in immunology, virology and bacteriology as well as to sharpen your skills in developing and testing hypotheses, I/M program offers several advanced level courses. A typical curriculum for students in the I/M program is given below. Three tracks are indicated depending upon your focus, virology, immunology or bacteriology. Thesis work and other credits are as described for the Graduate School.

Year 1

Virology Track

Immunology Track

 

Bacteriology Track

 

Entry Summer – Rotation (full)

1st Year Fall

Core Curriculum*

BBS 833 Grad Student IMP Seminar

(audit if wish to)

BBS 850 Rotation (1/2 or full)*

Entry Summer – Rotation (full)

1st Year Fall

Core Curriculum*

BBS 833 Grad Student IMP Seminars

(audit if wish to)

BBS 850 Rotation (1/2 or full)*

Entry Summer – Rotation (full)

1st Year Fall

Core Curriculum*

BBS 833 Grad Student IMP Seminars

(audit if wish to)

BBS 850 Rotation (1/2 or full)*

1st Year Spring

Core Curriculum*

BBS 850 Rotation (1/2 or full)*

BBS 755 Infection and Immune Response*

1st Year Spring

Core Curriculum*

BBS 850 Rotation (1/2 or full)*

BBS 755 Infection and Immune Response*

1st Year Spring

Core Curriculum*

BBS 850 Rotation (1/2 or full)*

BBS 755 Infection and Immune Response*

1st Year Summer

Rotation*

BBS 846 IMP Tutorial (optional)

1st Year Summer

Rotation*

BBS 846 IMP Tutorial (optional)

1st Year Summer

Rotation*

BBS 846 IMP Tutorial (optional)



Year 2

2nd Year Fall

BBS 822 Advanced Animal Virology *

BBS 833 Grad Student Seminar *@

BBS 850 Rotation (1/2 or full)*

2nd Year Fall

BBS 821 Mol & Cell Immunology*

BBS 833 Grad Student Seminar *@

BBS 850 Rotation (1/2 or full)*

2nd Year Fall

BBS823 Advanced Bacterial Pathogenesis*

BBS 833 Grad Student Seminar *@

BBS 850 Rotation (1/2 or full)*

In addition, students should elect an advanced topics course from any program (the course must be o2 or 3 credits)

2nd Year Spring

BBS 834 Immunology/Microbiology Seminar @#

BBS 860 Qualifying Exam *

BBS 850 Rotation (two ½ or full)*

2nd Year Spring

BBS 834 Immunology/Microbiology Seminar @#

BBS 860 Qualifying Exam *

BBS 850 Rotation (two ½ or full)*

2nd Year Spring

BBS 834 Immunology/Microbiology Seminar @#

BBS 860 Qualifying Exam *

BBS 850 Rotation (two ½ or full)*



Year 3 to Graduation

Fall

BBS 833 Grad Student IMP Seminars *

Fall

BBS 833 Grad Student IMP Seminars *

Fall

BBS 833 Grad Student IMP Seminars *

Spring

BBS 834 IMP Seminars #*

Electives

Spring

BBS 834 IMP Seminars #*

Electives

Spring

BBS 834 IMP Seminars #*

Electives

* Required of all IMP students

# Must be taken two times during entire graduate career

@ 2nd year students may audit