Pharmacology: Academic Policies

To remain in good standing, The Graduate College requires that a student maintain an overall “B” average. it is also expected that all grades in required pharmacology courses will be “B” or better. Required courses must be taken for a letter grade while other courses may be taken as pass/no pass.

Students are expected to attend all classes and spend the appropriate time in the lab. Outside employment is not allowed for anyone receiving a stipend as it interferes with the time and effort necessary to complete the program.

Students are expected to conduct themselves in a professional manner. This includes respecting the rights of others and being kind and courteous to students, faculty/staff and patients. Intimidation of other students and faculty/staff will not be tolerated and is grounds for dismissal. Sexual harassment as well as harassment related to race, color, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, age, marital or parental status, or disability is prohibited. The Rush University Catalog details the policies regarding inclusion of minorities and those with disabilities as wells as the policies and procedures for reporting harassment.

Students working with laboratory animals must follow IACUC guidelines and will be subject to disciplinary action in the case of abuse.

The Division of Pharmacology follows the University Policies on Academic Honesty and the University Statement on Student Conduct.

Student Grievance Procedure
Numerous checks are in place to assure the fair treatment of students. For example, a faculty committee reviews the comprehensive exams. Likewise, the chair of the advisory committee is intended to be a student advocate who must ensure the timely graduation of the student. In addition, a plan for resolving any grievance involving a graduate student in this division is in place. These written procedures are available in the office of the director.

Graduate College/Rush University Academic Policies
Academic policies specific to The Graduate College are located at In addition, the Academic Resources and Policies section of this catalog contains Rush University academic policies.