PhD Major in Cancer Biology

The program requires that graduate students majoring in Cancer Biology successfully pass all of the Cancer Biology Core Classes (36 credits, 22 of which must be graded units). If a student plans to also minor in cancer biology, they must take additional Elective Courses to fulfill the graduation requirement (9 credits for the minor). However, if the student plans on minoring in another expertise, please check with that department's requirements (in terms of both coursework, as well as number of faculty members needed for their Committee). For more detailed information about Majoring in CBIO, please take a look at the Cancer Biology Handbook

Graduate College Requirement

  • 36 units in the major
  • 9 units in the minor
  • 18 units of dissertation