Dec 01, 2023  
2023-2024 Graduate Catalog 
2023-2024 Graduate Catalog

Biology, M.S.

Course Requirements

Minimum Requirements

  • Credits: 1.00 - 6.00 (Must be taken for six credit hours) Credits: 6.00
  • Electives (15 credits must be at the 600- or 700-level, including BIO 700 Credits: 24.00

Total: 30 Credit Hours

Additional Requirements

Students wishing to receive training and mentoring in teaching and who wish to teach biology laboratories are also required to take BIO 600. College Science Teaching   (2 credits), BIO 601. Mentored Teaching   (1 credit) and BIO 602. Effective Scientific Communication   (2 credits). These courses are strongly recommended for all students. Exemptions require approval of the student’s advisory committee.

All students must have their individual program of study approved by the student’s Thesis Advisory Committee and the head of the academic unit.

Up to nine hours of graduate credit from accredited institutions may be accepted toward the Master of Science degree, subject to the general regulations and procedures of The Graduate School regarding transfer credit.

Full-time biology graduate students are required to attend and participate in the biology departmental seminars while in residence.

Note on Course Offerings

For a student to enroll in any biology graduate course the department assumes the student meets minimal course requirements for entrance into the Master of Science degree program in biology. Permission of the instructor is required if this is not the case.