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Life Sciences Minor

Minor Overview

For Ph.D. programs within the I.U. School of Medicine, a life sciences minor may be selected by a student with the consent of the student’s advisory committee.  This minor requires a minimum of 12 credit hours of advanced graduate level courses taken outside of the student’s major department. The credits must be distributed among three other departments/programs chosen from the biological sciences, or from anatomy, biochemistry, medical and molecular genetics, medical neuroscience, microbiology, pathology, pharmacology, physiology, or toxicology. At least 6 credit hours must be in a single department/program. The minor representative on the advisory committee must be selected from one of the departments in which courses for the minor are taken and will ordinarily be from the department contributing two courses to the minor.

Important Information About the Minor

The first semester of IBMG Courses, Biomed I, II, and III has been approved by the Indiana University Graduate School to act as 9 credits of the Life Sciences Minor if the program selected does not require those three courses as core courses.

Students should work in consultation with their graduate program director, major professor and advisory committee before planning their minor.  The IUPUI Graduate Office is also always available to offer advice as needed.

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