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MA in Biological Sciences (36 credits)


Program Student Learning Outcomes

  • Graduates will be prepared for additional advanced study if they wish to continue beyond the Master's degree.
  • Graduates will be prepared to perform as professional biologists in a number of work settings (e.g., health care, government, business, education, research, etc.).
  • Graduate students will analyze experimental and/or observational results and draw appropriate conclusions from laboratory or field experiences.
  • Graduate students will demonstrate content knowledge of the primary literature.
  • Graduate students will present scientific content (e.g., graduate seminars, lectures, poster sessions).
  • Thesis option graduate students will design and implement a formal research proposal and project.
  • Thesis option graduate students will organize and write the results of original research consistent with requirements of current biological literature, and non-thesis graduate students will take an exit exam demonstrating knowledge of current biological literature.
  • Graduate Research Oral Presentation Rubric.
  • Graduate Research Paper Rubric.
  • Graduate Thesis Defense Rubric; Graduate Thesis Proposal Rubric.






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