Biological Sciences

General

Program Title

Biological Sciences

Degree Designation

MS

Award Type

Masters

Program Level

Graduate

Instruction Mode

Online and On Campus

Program Description

In this program you will gain in-depth knowledge and skills in your chosen discipline while being introduced to a breadth of topics at the cutting edge of biology. You will have access to a variety of laboratories with state-of-the-art equipment. Our programs prepare students for career placement in academic research, industry, medical professions, natural resource management, teaching and more.

Department/Unit(s)

College/School

College of Science and Engineering

Status

Active

Admission Requirements

What previous degree and/or experience is required prior to admission to this program?

Bachelors Degree

Minimum undergraduate GPA for admission

2.75

Other requirements applicants MUST complete prior to admission.

The GRE with a minimum of 150 on both verbal and quantitative sections is required for admittance to the program. Previous GRE scores may be submitted. Successful completion of a minimum of 32 undergraduate credits in biology and 8 credits in chemistry. Students should contact a faculty member within the department and identify a Graduate Advisor willing to sponsor them on a thesis project.

Requirements

Learning Outcomes

Outcome

Graduates will be prepared for additional advanced study if they wish to continue beyond the Master’s degree.

Outcome

Graduates will be prepared to perform as professional biologists in a number of work settings (e.g., health care, government, business, education, research, etc.).

Outcome

Graduate students will analyze experimental and/or observational results and draw appropriate conclusions from laboratory or field experiences.

Outcome

Graduate students will demonstrate content knowledge of the primary literature.

Outcome

Graduate students will present scientific content (e.g., graduate seminars, lectures, poster sessions).

Outcome

Thesis graduate students will design and implement a formal research proposal and project.

Outcome

Thesis graduate students will organize and write the results of original research consistent with requirements of current biological literature.

Degree Maps

Major Code

8129

Program Code

7720