Biological Sciences

General

Program Title

Biological Sciences

Degree Designation

MA

Award Type

Masters

Program Level

Graduate

Instruction Mode

Online and On Campus

Program Description

Graduate students in the Biological Sciences Master of Arts degree will gain in-depth knowledge and skills toward your chosen discipline while being introduced to a breadth of topics at the cutting edge of biology. You will have access to flexible coursework that can be completed fully online with options for in-person coursework as well.

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.

Successful completion of a minimum of 32 undergraduate credits in biology and 8 credits in chemistry.
In some cases it may be necessary for the student to complete additional prerequisite undergraduate work. This program can be completed remotely through online/hybrid coursework.

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

Non-thesis graduate students will take an exit exam demonstrating knowledge of current biological literature and comprehension of concepts covered throughout their coursework.

Degree Maps

Major Code

8130

Program Code

339