Graduate Programs

Ph.D. Degree

Oral Biology Track Core Curriculum

(The Oral Biology Track core curriculum has a minimum of 44 course credits, composed of 32 required and 12 minor credits.) For descriptions of courses that do not appear on the list of graduate courses in this bulletin (i.e., courses that are not coded DENT), contact the appropriate department or school (see list of Web sites below).

Required Courses (32 credits minimum)

Biochemistry (3-5 credits)

  • BIOC B500 Introduction to Biochemistry (3 cr.) or
  • BIOC B800 Medical Biochemistry (3 cr.) and
  • GRAD G817 Eukaryotic Cell Biology (2 cr.)

Microbiology (3 credits)

  • MICR J822 General and Medical Microbiology (3 cr.) or
  • MICR J510 Infectious Microbes and Host Interaction (3 cr.) or
  • MICR J805 Molecular Immunology (3 cr.)

General Graduate (16 credits)

  • GRAD G504 Introduction to Research Ethics (2 cr.)
  • PBHL B651 Introduction to Biostatistics I (3 cr.)
  • PBHL B652 Introduction to Biostatistics II (3 cr.)
  • GRAD G655 Research Communications Seminar (2 cr.; taken in spring of second year)
  • GRAD G865 Fundamental Molecular Biology (3 cr.)
  • EDUC J500 Instruction in the Context of Curriculum (3 cr.) or PSY 608 Measurement Theory and Data Interpretation (3 cr.) or EDUC R503 Instructional Media Applications (3 cr.); taken in first year; or other teaching method course recommended by the program director

Dental/Oral Biology (10-15 credits)

  • DENT G910 Seminar: Preventive Dentistry or
  • DENT R959 Seminar: Oral Biology (one semester each year; 1 cr. each)
  • DENT R956 Current Topics in Oral Biology (2 semesters; 4 cr. each)

Research (remainder of 90 credits)

  • DENT R957 Introduction to Research in Oral Biology (3 cr.; taken once)
  • DENT R958 Research: Oral Biology (1-12 cr. each semester)

Information about courses offered by schools and departments other than the School of Dentistry are available at the following links:
Indiana University Graduate School

Indiana University School of Medicine Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology

IUPUI Department of Psychology

IUPUI Richard M. Fairbanks School of Public Health

IUPUI School of Education

IUPUI School of Engineering and Technology

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