Cellular and Behavioral Neurobiology: Chemistry & Biochemistry, Ph.D.View Checksheet
Minimum Total Hours: 90
Program Code: D147
- Students must have completed undergraduate Physical and Organic Chemistry courses, or pass proficiency exams.
- Students must meet specific requirements of their chemistry/biochemistry division.
- Continuous enrollment in CHEM 5090, Departmental Colloquium (0 hours) each semester is required.
|5000/6000-level, letter-graded lecture courses||21|
|5000/6000-level courses outside the students's major 'division' (but within chemistry/biochemistry for 6 of these hours)||9|
|BIOL 5871||Current Topics in Neurobiology (including 2 presentations)||1|
|CHEM 5990||Independent Studies (2-3 lab rotations)||6-9|
|CHEM 6980||Research for Doctoral Dissertation (minimum 30 hours)||30|
|Additional coursework as needed to reach 90 post-baccalaureate hours, with approval of advisory committee||17-20|
|Total Credit Hours||90|
General Requirements for Doctoral Degrees
A student should expect to spend at least the equivalent of three full academic years beyond the bachelor’s degree to obtain the doctoral degree. During this period the student will take appropriate graduate coursework, successfully complete the general examination, and successfully defend and submit the final dissertation.
All coursework applied to the doctoral degree must carry graduate credit.
The doctoral degree requires at least 90 post-baccalaureate hours, including both formal coursework and hours of research.
The minimum hour requirement for a specific doctoral degree program cannot be waived.
No more than one-half of the credit hours, both OU and overall, excluding Research for Doctoral Dissertation (6980), may be S/U-graded coursework.
The student must be in residence at OU for at least two consecutive 16-week semesters during the pursuit of the doctoral degree while enrolled and engaged in coursework or research activities as prescribed by the major academic unit.
For more detailed regulations and requirements for Doctoral degrees, please consult the Graduate College Bulletin: http://www.ou.edu/gradcollege/forms/bulletin