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Curriculum Requirements for Graduate Students Seeking a Minor in Immunobiology

Graduate students studying at Iowa State University with an interest in completing an Immunobiology minor for their PhD are required to complete the following curriculum requirements which consist of 12 credit hours of coursework including core courses and approved electives.

Students MUST be approved for the minor by the Immunobiology program and must follow Graduate College guidelines for POS Committee membership.

Graduate students wishing to seek a minor in Immunobiology are encouraged to contact the IMBIO Interdepartmental Graduate Program Coordinator for further information.  Inquiries can be submitted to charris@iastate.edu

A letter from you stating why you would like to pursue a minor in Immunobiology and a letter of support would be needed from your major advisor. 

Immunobiology Minor Curriculum at the PhD level includes

1. One course in each of the two categories:

Category A (3-4 credit hours)

VMPM 520 Medical Immunology I 4 credits Fall
VMPM 575 Immunology 3 credits Spring
Category B (2-3 credit hours)
VMPM 615 Molecular Immunology 3 credits Alt. Fall,
Odd Years
VMPM 629 Advance Topics in Cellular Immunology 2 credits Alt. Spring, Even Years

2. One enrollment in:

IMBIO 602 Current Topics Workshop in Immunobiology 1 credit Fall

 3. Elective hours - Minimum of 2 courses from any of the following:

Elective course options
VMPM 629 Advanced Topics in Cellular Immunology 2 credtis Alt. Spring, Even Years
VMPM/Micro 625 Mechanisms of Bacterial Pathogenesis 4 credits Alt. Spring, Odd Years
VMPM 608 Molecular Virology 3 credits Alt. Fall,
Even Years
VMPM 540 Livestock Immunogenetics 2 credits Alt. Spring, Odd Years
GDCB 528 Advances in Molecular Cell Biology 3 credits Alt. Fall,
Even Years
Vet Path 655 Cellular and Molecular Pathology I 3 credits Alt. Spring, Odd Years
Vet Path 656 Cellular and Molecular Pathology II 3 credits Alt. Spring, Even Years
BBMB 645 Molecular Signaling 2 credits Alt. Spring, Odd Years
MICRO 508 Virology 3 credits Fall
MICRO 554 Virology 1 credit Spring