University Catalog

Biology

Chairperson: Maureen Tubbiola 
Address: 262 Robert H. Wick Science Building
Phone: 320.308.2039
Email: biology@stcloudstate.edu
Website: www.stcloudstate.edu/biology

MA in Biological Sciences - Cell and Molecular (36 credits)


Admission Requirements

  • 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. 
  • Successsful completion of a minimum of 32 undergraduate credits in biology and 8 credits in chemistry.

Notes

  • In some cases it may be necessary for the student to complete additional prerequisite undergraduate work.

PLAN B


Option(s): Comprehensive Exam
Credits: 36
Core: (11 credits) BIOL 610 (must be taken for 3 credits, may be repeated, maximum of 8 credits), BIOL 628, BIOL 630 (must be taken for 3 or 4 times), 600-level statistics course approved by advisor.
Electives: Remaining credits selected from the following with advisor approval: BIOL 553, BIOL 555, BIOL 556, BIOL 557, BIOL 558, BIOL 560, BIOL 562, BIOL 564, BIOL 566, BIOL 568, BIOL 572, BIOL 574, BIOL 576, BIOL 577, BIOL 578, BIOL 580, BIOL 582, BIOL 584, BIOL 590, BIOL 601, BIOL 603, BIOL 650, BIOL 652, BIOL 666, BIOL 668, BIOL 670, BIOL 672, BIOL 674, BIOL 680, BIOL 678.
Research:



MA in Biological Science - Ecology and Natural Resources (36 credits)


Admission Requirements

  • 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 12 undergraduate credits in chemistry.

Notes

  • In some cases it may be necessary for the student to complete additional prerequisite undergraduate work.

PLAN B


Option(s): Comprehensive Exam
Credits: 36
Core: (11 credits) BIOL 610 (must be taken for 3 credits, may be repeated, maximum of 8 credits), BIOL 628, BIOL 630 (must be taken 3 or 4 times), 600-level statistics course approved by advisor.
Electives: Remaining credits selected from the following with advisor approval:  BIOL 514, BIOL 518, BIOL 520, BIOL 522, BIOL 530, BIOL 534, BIOL 536, BIOL 538, BIOL 540, BIOL 541, BIOL 542, BIOL 546, BIOL 553, BIOL 555, BIOL 556, BIOL 557, BIOL 560, BIOL 572, BIOL 590, BIOL 601, BIOL 603, BIOL 632, BIOL 633, BIOL 634, BIOL 635, BIOL 636, BIOL 637, BIOL 650, BIOL 652, BIOL 678.
Research:



MS in Biological Sciences - Cell and Molecular (30 credits)


Admission Requirements

  • 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.

Notes

  • All prospective students should contact a faculty member within the department to discuss research interests and opportunities to find and identify a research mentor willing to sponsor them on a research project.
  • In some cases it may be necessary for the student to complete additional prerequisite undergraduate work.

PLAN A


Option(s): Thesis
Credits: 30
Core: Minimum of 11 credits:  BIOL 610 (must be taken for 3 credits, may be repeated for a maximum of 8 credits), BIOL 628, BIOL 630 (must be taken 3 or 4 times), 600-level statistics course approved by advisor.
Electives: Remaining credits selected from the following with advisor approval:  BIOL 553, BIOL 555, BIOL 556, BIOL 557, BIOL 558, BIOL 560, BIOL 562, BIOL 564, BIOL 566, BIOL 568, BIOL 572, BIOL 574, BIOL 576, BIOL 577, BIOL 578, BIOL 580, BIOL 582, BIOL 584, BIOL 590, BIOL 601, BIOL 603, BIOL 650, BIOL 652, BIOL 666, BIOL 668, BIOL 670, BIOL 672, BIOL 674, BIOL 680, BIOL 678.
Research: 6 credits: BIOL 699



MS in Biological Sciences - Ecology and Natural Resources (30 credits)


Admission Requirements

  • 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 12 undergraduate credits in chemistry.

Notes

  • All prospective students should contact a faculty member within the department to discuss research interests and opportunities to find and identify a research mentor willing to sponsor them on a research project.
  • In some cases it may be necessary for the student to complete additional prerequisite undergraduate work.

PLAN A


Option(s): Thesis
Credits: 30
Core: Minimum of 11 credits:  BIOL 610 (must be taken for 3 credits, may be repeated for a maximum of 8 credits), BIOL 628, BIOL 630 (must be taken 3 or 4 times), 600-level statistics course approved by advisor.
Electives: Remaining credits selected from the following with advisor approval:  BIOL 514, BIOL 518, BIOL 520, BIOL 522, BIOL 530, BIOL 534, BIOL 536, BIOL 538, BIOL 540, BIOL 541, BIOL 542, BIOL 546, BIOL 553, BIOL 555, BIOL 556, BIOL 557, BIOL 560, BIOL 572, BIOL 590, BIOL 601, BIOL 603, BIOL 632, BIOL 633, BIOL 634, BIOL 635, BIOL 636, BIOL 637, BIOL 650, BIOL 652, BIOL 678.
Research: 6 credits: BIOL 699



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