Our unique graduate training program offers opportunities to customize your education by selecting specific tracks that are compatible with your career goals. Through your interdisciplinary coursework through the Beacom School of Business, you'll gain a wide variety of professional skills that are demanded by the current STEM job market. Students may also develop alternative microtracks of non-STEM courses in fields such as public policy, education or science writing and editing.

USD-N3 Basic Biomedical Science/Neuroscience Student Curriculum

BBS Core Courses (3 credits) Other Required Courses (15-17 credits) Examples of Electives
Foundations I - Cellular & Molecular Biology (3 credits) Introduction to Neurobiology (3 credits) Behavioral Neuroscience (3 credits)
Experimental Design & Analysis (3 credits) Synthesis & Biomedical Applications of Nanomaterials (3 credits) Neuropharmacology (3 credits)
Student Seminar Course (1 credit) Neurobiology of Disease (3 credits)
Responsible Conduct of Research (1 credit)
Microtrack - Business, scientific writing, communication, education, public policy (6 credits)
Internships (1 to 3 credits)

Neuroscience-based students also have access to additional elective classes in the departments of biology, psychology and the counseling and psychology in education division.

USD-N3 Chemistry Student Curriculum

Chemistry M.S. Courses (14 credits) Chemistry Ph.D. Courses - Choose one Chemistry Ph.D. Courses - Choose at least two (6 credits) USD-N3 Core Courses - Choose one (3 credits) Other Courses (18-20 credits)
Advanced Organic Chemistry (4 credits) Solid State Chemistry and Crystallography (3 credits) Synthesis & Biomedical Applications of Nanomaterials (3 credits) Introduction to Neurobiology (3 credits) Seminar Course (10 needed, 1 credit)
Advanced Analytical Chemistry (3 credits) Solid State Physics (3 to 4 credits, 3 credits required) Synthesis and Characterization of Nano-Structured Materials (3 credits) Behavioral Neuroscience (3 credits) Responsible Conduct of Research (1 credit)
Advanced Physical Chemistry (4 credits) Applications of Nano-Structured Materials (3 credits) Neuropharmacology (3 credits) "Microtrack" Business/scientific writing and communication, education and public policy (6 credits)
Advanced Inorganic Chemistry II (3 credits)   Luminescence Spectroscopy of Materials (3 credits) Neurobiology of Disease (3 credits) Internships (CHEM 794, 1-3 credits)
Electrochemistry (3 credits)
Spectroscopic Analysis (3 credits)