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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.
College of Science and Engineering
What previous degree and/or experience is required prior to admission to this program?
Minimum undergraduate GPA for admission
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.
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 graduate students will design and implement a formal research proposal and project.
Thesis graduate students will organize and write the results of original research consistent with requirements of current biological literature.