Elective courses provide students with an opportunity to enhance their knowledge, skills, professional attitude, values, and beliefs beyond that provided by the core curriculum. Students should make every effort to learn from these elective courses to complement their professional education and enhance their careers. To ensure you are on track with requirements, current students may review their HUB Academic Advisement Report (AAR).
For Independent Studies, please refer to the Graduate UB Academic Schedule and contact the instructor. Credit hours vary from 1 to 6. When registering, it defaults to one credit so be sure to adjust this accordingly.
In order to be a teaching assistant (TA), students must apply. TA credits count as electives and students register for PHM 798 Supervised Teaching. There are about 85-90 TA's each year. If you are taking PHM 599, please register for 2 credits if you are in the Scholars Program and 1 credit if you are not. There is no limit on the number of elective credits you can earn as a TA - you can TA multiple times if you choose.
Clinical Research Program (CRP): PHC 543 Molecular Genetics Methods (offered before start of Spring semester) is a potential elective course, but is only required if the research mentor deems it necessary.
Dual/Collaborative Degree Programs: Students enrolled in a dual/collaborative degree program will satisfy their elective requirements with courses from the other school.