This is a flexible program that offers students the opportunity to investigate a number of areas in biology. A broad degree program to explore the scope of possibilities offered by biological sciences and related disciplines. In general, students will select courses in field biology and/or cell biology.
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.
Required GPA for graduation
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.