Graduate Minor in Anatomy

The graduate minor in anatomy offers students the opportunity to study one or more of the sub-disciplines of human anatomy, which may be of direct benefit to their major field of research and provide an added dimension to their scholarly training. Students who complete a minor in anatomy will have this achievement recognized on their university transcript.

Why get a minor in anatomy?

 A graduate minor in anatomy may benefit any graduate student whose research involves human form and function. The minor may be of particular interest to students in engineering, computer modeling, physical anthropology, art, exercise science, or other biological/health sciences.

Curriculum for Anatomy Minor

 A minimum of 12 semester hours of credit for courses in Anatomy are required to receive a graduate minor in anatomy. These hours must be distributed among at least four anatomy courses (Anatomy 6900 counts as two courses) and they must include two of the four core courses: Anatomy 6600, Anatomy 6700, Anatomy 6800, and Anatomy 6900. Students must receive a grade of B (or better) or S in each course comprising the graduate minor in anatomy.

The student will consult with the Chair of the Anatomy GSC to choose courses that best suit the student’s scholarly objectives. 

Anatomy courses offered for graduate credit:

  • Advanced Musculoskeletal Anatomy (4 credit hours)
  • Advanced Regional Dissection (2-4 credit hours)
  • Advanced Studies in Histology (2 credit hours)
  • Advanced Studies in Embryology (2 credit hours)
  • Advanced Studies in Neuroanatomy (2-4 credit hours)
  • Anatomy: Seminar in Education (1 credit hour)
  • Anatomy: Seminar in Research (1 credit hour)
  • Clinically Oriented Anatomy (3 credit hours)
  • Human Embryology (2 credit hours)
  • Human Histology (4 credit hours)
  • Human Neuroanatomy (4 credit hours)
  • Human Anatomy *counts as two courses (8 credit hours)
  • Imaging in Human Anatomy (2 credit hours)
  • Individual Studies in Anatomy (1-5 credit hours)

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