Degree Requirements

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Graduation requires completion of 25 units, according to the required Year 1 course schedule outlined below. None of these courses may be substituted or waived.

This program is intended to be completed within one academic year, and does not include a requirement for independent laboratory research or a thesis.

Students may request approval to undertake laboratory research and continuing course work during a second year research option. Students must already be matriculated into the program before making this request, and not all students will be granted this opportunity (selection will be based on academic performance and student research interests, and on availability of laboratory space). During this optional second year, students must enroll in the required Year 2 courses listed below; none of these courses may be substituted or waived.

Required Courses — Fall Year 1
DSR 574: DSR Student Seminar Series (1 unit)
DSR 620: Current Topics in Stem Cell Biology and Organogenesis (1 unit)
SCRM 511: Developmental Biology and Human Embryology (4 units)
SCRM 513: Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine (4 units)
SCRM 580: SCRM External Speaker Seminar Series (2 units)

Required Courses — Spring Year 1
DSR 574: DSR Student Seminar Series (1 unit)
DSR 610: Current Topics in Regenerative Medicine (1 unit)
SCRM 515: Bringing Stem Cells to the Clinic (4 units)
SCRM 522: Biological Imaging in Stem Cell Research (2 units)
SCRM 524: Culture and Differentiation of Human Pluripotent Stem Cells (2 units)
SCRM 555: Writing About Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine (1 unit)
SCRM 580: SCRM External Speaker Seminar Series (2 units)

Required Courses — Fall Optional Research Year 2
DSR 574: DSR Student Seminar Series (1 unit)
DSR 620: Current Topics in Stem Cell Biology and Organogenesis (1 unit)
SCRM 580: SCRM External Speaker Seminar Series (2 units)
SCRM 590: Independent Research (1–4 units)

Required Courses — Spring Optional Research Year 2
DSR 574: DSR Student Seminar Series (1 unit)
DSR 610: Current Topics in Regenerative Medicine (1 unit)
SCRM 580: SCRM External Speaker Seminar Series (2 units)
SCRM 590: Independent Research (1–4 units)