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2017-2018 Graduate Catalog
East Carolina University
  Feb 23, 2018
2017-2018 Graduate Catalog

Interdisciplinary Biological Sciences, PhD

Program Coordinator: Ed Stellwag (S 215-B Howell Science Complex; 252-328-6302;

Contact Information by Concentration Area:

  • Biology: Ed Stellwag (S 215-B Howell Science Complex; 252-328-6302;
  • Biomedicine: Li Yang (3E-127 Brody Medical Sciences Building; 252-744-3419;
  • Chemistry: Frank Yu Yang (584 Science and Technology Building; 252-328-9798;

The interdisciplinary biological sciences PhD brings together students and faculty from multiple disciplines to study a broad variety of interesting biological phenomena. The interdisciplinary program is 77-84 s.h., including 11-12 s.h. from the general and molecular/cellular core curricula, at least 48 s.h. from the research core and at least 18 s.h. from a specific concentration. The concentrations are: biology; biomedical science; and chemistry. Other appropriate graduate-level courses may be added by agreement of the research advisor, graduate program director, and the IDPBS advisory committee. A complete listing of courses for each concentration, and additional program information, is available at the program website (

Core Curriculum

Research Core - 43-57 s.h.

Must complete the minimum hours specified in each of the three courses below:

Concentration - 15-20 s.h.:

(See program director for concentration requirements.)