Customizable Curriculum

Scripps Research graduate students customize their curriculum based on their specific research interests and with the goal of extending their undergraduate education to the current frontier of knowledge. While students may choose courses within one research area for focused studies (also known as tracks), they are strongly encouraged to develop a breadth of experience by taking multidisciplinary courses outside of their primary research area. This approach typically results in courses with a student enrollment representing as many as 10 different research areas.

Examples of the research focus diversity for students enrolled in more than two dozen Scripps Research courses over the past few years can be viewed here

Students customize their curriculum by choosing a minimum of 12 credits to serve as their core. These courses are taken for a letter grade, and the student must earn a minimum grade of B- to receive credit for the course. Students also have the option of taking electives which are courses taken as pass/fail.

To view the list of courses available to current students on both campuses, click here, which will open the current course schedule in a new tab or window.

Explore specific course information by browsing through the table below. Click on any course icon below for detailed course information.