Anatomy & Cell Biology (Ph.D.)

Anatomy & Cell Biology (Ph.D.)

Important: This degree plan is effective for those starting this degree program in fall 2022 through summer 2023. This degree plan will remain in effect for students who do not break enrollment or who do not change degree programs, concentrations, or cognates.

Core Courses
BCHM 551Biochemistry4
BIOM 503Human Genetics3
BIOM 513Human Gross Anatomy 15
BIOM 515Human Physiology 15
BIOM 600Biomedical Ethics3
BIOM 610Human Neurology and Neuroanatomy3
BIOM 613Human Gross Anatomy II 13
BIOM 615Advanced Cell Biology4
BIOM 620Advanced Immunology3
BIOM 623Human Developmental Biology3
or BIOM 625 Microbial Pathogenesis and Virology
BIOM 630Principles of Pathology3
BIOM 633Advanced Histology 14
HLTH 501Biostatistics3
Total Hours46

This course should be taken in residence

Dissertation and Practicum Courses
BIOM 700Anatomy & Cell Biology Seminar 1,28
BIOM 710Anatomy & Cell Biology Teaching Practicum 1,36
BIOM 750Research Rotation 1,42-3
BIOM 889Dissertation Research 1,533
BIOM 890Dissertation Defense 11
Total Hours50-51

This course must be taken in residence.


This course is a 1-credit-hour course that will be required to successfully complete 8 times with different faculty and different topics.


This course is a 1-credit-hour course that will be required to successfully complete 6 times but only twice for the same practicum.


This course is a 1-credit-hour course that is required to take a minimum of 2-3 times with 2-3 different faculty members.


Any student who is not ready for enrollment in BIOM 890 after completing BIOM 889 may be required, as determined by the student's dissertation chair, to repeat BIOM 889 until deemed ready for enrollment in BIOM 890.

All applicable prerequisites must be met

Graduation Requirements

  • Complete 96 hours
  • A minimum of 57 hours must be completed through Liberty University, not to include credits from a prior degree earned through Liberty
  • A maximum of 39 hours of transfer credit, including credit from a degree on the same academic level previously earned through Liberty, may be applied to the degree
  • 3.0 GPA
  • No grades lower than B- may be applied to the degree
  • Degree must be completed within 5 years
  • Submission of Degree Completion Application must be completed within the last semester of a student's anticipated graduation date

Program Offered in Residential Format

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