Ph.D. in Biomedical Sciences- Human Evolutionary Biology

Students seeking a Ph.D. in BMS-Human Evolutionary Biology must complete the following core curriculum:



1 credit

BMS 71001 Introduction to Biomedical Sciences

1 credit

BMS 71000 Responsible Conduct of Research

3 credits

BSCI 70143 Eukaryotic Cell Biology

1 credit

BSCI 70144 Selected Readings in Eukaryotic Cell Biology

3 credits

BMS 78630 Principles of Biological Anthropology (cross listed as ANTH 68630)

3-5 credits

BMS 78637 Analysis of Bioanthropological Data I (5 cr) (cross listed as ANTH 68637)

BSCI 70104  Biological Statistics (4 cr)

PSYC 71651 Quantitative Statistical Analysis (3 cr)

3 credits

BMS 78638 Analysis of Bioanthropological Data II (3 cr) (cross listed as ANTH 68638)

PSYC 71654 Quantitative Statistical Analysis II (3 cr)

5-8 credits

Human Gross Anatomy (may be satisfied by courses at NEOMED or the Podiatric School)

1 credit

BMS 78691 Seminar in Biological Anthropology

Ph.D. students should enroll in elective courses to reach a minimum of 30 credit hours of formal coursework, which may include research hours.  Electives are specialized to a student's subdiscipline and are approved by the student's dissertation committee.

Ph.D. students must reach a total of 30 credit hours prior to enrolling in Dissertation I.  Upon admission to candidacy, doctoral students must register for BMS 80199 Dissertation I for two semesters for a total of 30 hours (15 credits per semester).  Students will enroll in BMS 80299 Dissertation II thereafter until all requirements for the degree have been met.


Professional Development

Candidates for the Ph.D. are expected to engage, to the extent possible, in other activities that benefit their professional development.  The teaching of laboratory and lecture courses, as appropriate, is considered valuable, and each student should have this experience during his or her graduate career.  This includes those students on non-teaching scholarships or research appointments during their tenure.  Students should also seek membership in professional organizations, attend meetings to present research results, and maintain currency in the relevant literature.