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    Jul 20, 2024  
2023-2024 Augusta University Catalog 
2023-2024 Augusta University Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Doctor of Philosophy with a Major in Biochemistry and Cancer Biology

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Program Overview

Biochemistry and Cancer Biology is a large and rapidly growing biomedical science program in The Graduate School. The core curriculum trains students to be competitive internationally by providing broad scientific expertise, and excellence in grantsmanship, communication and professionalism. The program is integrated with the Georgia Cancer Center, so that students engaged in cancer-related projects will participate in cutting-edge training that will prepare them to be world class cancer investigators.

Program Contacts
Darren Browning, PhD
Bal Lokeshwar, PhD
Progression & Graduation Requirements
  • Students are admitted via a common admissions process to the Biomedical Sciences PhD program, not to a specific biomedical major. After completing the first-year common core course work and laboratory rotations, students choose a dissertation research mentor and enter one of nine Doctor of Philosophy majors.
  • The Doctor of Philosophy curriculum is not lock-step; students do not graduate as a class at the end of a specific semester. The average time to degree is approximately 5 years of full-time, year-round study; acceptable duration of the program is a minimum of 3 and maximum of 7 years. The number and type of advanced (2nd year and beyond) or elective courses vary, and may include courses within the Biochemistry and Cancer Biology program as well as courses in other disciplines.
  • In addition to specific course requirements, students must complete additional PhD degree requirements, including satisfactory performance on the comprehensive examination, development and approval of a research proposal, writing and approval of the doctoral dissertation, and satisfactory performance on the Final Oral Examination (dissertation defense). See PhD Student Guide for additional requirements and details.
Program Length: Maximum of 7 Years
CIP Code: 26.0210
Program Code: DPHIL_BCCB
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Major Courses:

Electives: 2 Hours Minimum

Total Hours for the Degree: 114-252 Hours

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