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2011-2012 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Biology (Master of Science)


Requirements.

  1. Graduate core (8-12 credits).  At least two from:
    BIO 501 - Current Topics in Cellular and Molecular Biology.  
    BIO 502 - Current Topics in Organismal Biology.  
    BIO 503 - Current Topics in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology.   
  2. Completion of one of the options below.

Thesis Option

  1. BIO 598 - Graduate Thesis.   (6 credits).  An original research project report (thesis) designed and completed in cooperation with the student’s advisor, including an oral defense of the thesis. Thesis design must be approved by the student’s individual thesis committee.
  2. Additional graduate-level courses  in biology to complete a minimum total of 30 credit hours. Course elections must be approved by the Biology Graduate Committee. With permission of that committee, any core curriculum course may be reelected once for credit, and up to two graduate-level courses in non-biological science (8 credits maximum) may be applied toward the degree.

Non-Thesis Option

  1. BIO 596 - Seminar.   (1 credit).
  2. Additional graduate-level courses  in biology to complete a minimum total of 32 credits, including up to two credits in BIO 597 - Non-Thesis Research.    Course elections must be approved by the Biology Graduate Committee. With permission of that committee, any core curriculum course may be reelected once for credit, and up to two graduate-level courses in non-biological science (8 credits maximum) may be applied toward the degree.

Transfer or Lifelong Learning Course Credit

All students, with approval of the graduate committee, may transfer in or take as a Lifelong Learner up to two graduate-level courses (8 credits maximum) in biological sciences. No more than two courses (8 credits maximum) of cognate, transfer, or Lifelong Learning credits may be applied toward completion of this degree.