Jul 03, 2020  

Biology MS

In addition to the general requirements for admission to and enrollment in graduate degree programs outlined in this bulletin on pp. 44–54, students must meet the following departmental requirements.

Admission Requirements

  • A bachelor’s degree with major in biology or an approved, related discipline, including courses in cell/molecular biology, organismal physiology, developmental biology, genetics, and ecology.
  • A minimum GPA of 3.00 (B) in the undergraduate major for admission to regular student status.
  • Cognate sciences, including full-year courses in general chemistry, organic chemistry, and physics. Mathematics through calculus level is encouraged.


Degree Requirements

  • The inclusion of BIOL 550 , BIOL 681 , BIOL 682 .
  • A written comprehensive examination (BIOL 670 ) completed before the end of the third semester in residence.
  • A thesis earning 6 credits (two registrations for BIOL 699 ).
  • A final oral examination in defense of the thesis.
  • A minimum of 30 credits of approved course work and thesis.