Master of Science in Biology

Total Semester Credit Hours Required

For the M.S. in Biology with Research Option or Thesis Option, a minimum of 30 semester credit hours, including 6 semester credit hours for thesis.  For the M.S. in Biology Professional Paper Option, 36 semester credit hours, including 3 semester credit hours for professional paper and 6 semester credit hours of education or equivalent coursework as approved by the Advisory Committee.

Major/Emphasis

24-27 semester credit hours of courses chosen with an advisory committee to fit the needs of the student. Usually includes BIOL 6513 or BIOL 6334.

Minor

6 semester credit hours, usually biochemistry.

Final Examination

Oral defense of the thesis or professional paper; may be retaken once upon approval of the committee.

Master of Science in Biology Program of Study

Research Option (30 semester credit hours)

BIOL 5983Thesis3
BIOL 5993Thesis3
24 semester credit hours chosen with advisory committee. Usually includes:24
Molecular Biology
Advanced Cell Biology
Advanced Biochemistry I
and Advanced Biochemistry II
Total Semester Credit Hours30


Professional Paper (36 semester credit hours)

BIOL 5973Professional Paper3
6 semester credit hours of education or equivalent coursework approved by advisory committee.6
27 semester credit hours of courses chosen with an advisory committee to fit the needs of the student. Usually includes: 27
Molecular Biology
Advanced Cell Biology
Advanced Biochemistry I
and Advanced Biochemistry II
Total Semester Credit Hours36