2022-2023 Graduate Catalog

Master of Science in Biology

Includes both graduate work and extensive research experience culminating in a research thesis. It is designed to prepare students for further study at the doctoral level, but graduates may also find employment in research-oriented activities of government agencies or private business firms. At least 60% of course credits must be at the 600-level.

30 credits

Required courses, 5 credits

BIO 629Seminar in Biology

1-10

BIO 630Scientific Communications

3

or

BIOT 696Research Design and Presentation

3

Students will take BIO 629 for 2 credits.

Two directed electives for 6-8 credits

BIO 552Advanced Genetics

3

BIO 616Population-Community Ecology

4

BIO 636Immunology

4

BIO 648Biostatistics

3

BIO 654Development and Evolution of Genomes: Genomics and Proteomics

3

BIO 655Advanced Cell and Molecular Biology

4

BIO 656Ecosystem Ecology

3

BIO 657Multivariate Analysis of Environmental Data

3

0-13 credits from ANAT, BIO, BIOT, BOT, PHYS, or ZOOL courses

Research requirement, 6 credits

THES 698Thesis

1 TO 6

0-13 credits from minors and electives

Minors are optional, but if taken must include at least 8 credits of courses approved by a designated advisor from the minor area and the biology department.

Total Credit Hours: 30

Accelerated Master's Program (AMP)

Undergraduate students accepted to the Accelerated Master's Program (AMP) most commonly take BIOT 590, BIOT 695, BIOT 591, BIOT 594, and/or a Directed Elective.  The AMP is intended for students with an interest in biotechnology.