A doctoral student may declare a minor in Clinical Translational Sciences (CTS). The CTS minor provides the student with a background in translational biomedical research to complement the training they receive in their major discipline. The minor includes a CTS principles course (or courses) in addition to one or more elective courses approved by the CTS program and the minor advisor. CTS does not require a written comprehensive examination for its minor, but the student will be examined on the CTS minor in the oral comprehensive exam.
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A student who wishes to declare a minor in Clinical Translational Sciences should contact the CTS program at CTSsupport@email.arizona.edu to inquire. The student should first review the course requirements for the minor below and identify the option they prefer to use. The student and their faculty mentor/advisor should prepare the "Proposal for CTS Doctoral Minor" form available on the CTS website and submit it for consideration by the CTS Co-Directors.
The CTS minor requires a CTS principles course or courses as follows:
Note: In some circumstances the CTS program will approve the use of a suitable alternative course for the minor instead of one of the identified principles courses above.
Acceptable elective courses for the CTS minor include:
Note: Other electives may be used with the approval of the CTS program and the student's minor advisor.
Please refer to the Graduate Student Handbook for students who are pursuing this program of study.