Biology (M.S.)

Program Requirements

Required Courses
BIOL 520Plant Physiology3
or BIOL 540 Mammalian Physiology
BIOL 547Molecular Biology I3
BIOL 570Ecology3
BIOL 597Research in Biological Literature1
Electives and Culminating Experience
Biology Areas of Emphasis
Select 16-19 credits from the following: 116-19
Introductory Molecular Cell Biology
Biology Pedagogy for Secondary Teachers
Topics in Modern Genetics
Instrumentation and Techniques for Biological Science
Graduate Seminar in Biology
Strategies for Teaching College Biology
Plant Physiology
Field Studies of Flowering Plants
Plant Pathology
Advanced Herpetology
Advanced Entomology
Advanced Cell Biology
Mammalian Physiology
Advanced Endocrinology
Advances in Immunology
Advanced Comparative Animal Physiology
Experimental Endocrinology
Topics in Physiology
Molecular Biology II
Topics in Developmental Biology
Topics in Microbiology
Intermediary Metabolism I
Biology of Lipids
Microbial Physiology
Medical Genetics
Molecular Biology of Proteins
Virology
Microbial Genetics
Molecular Genetics
Advanced Plant Molecular Genetics
Physiological Plant Ecology
Behavioral Ecology
Biology of Extreme Habitats
Physiological Ecology of Animals
Evolutionary Mechanisms
Selected Advanced Topics in Biology
Graduate Colloquium
Molecular Ecology
Signal Transduction
Conservation Biology: The Preservation of Biological Diversity
Selected Techniques in Biology Science Education
Selected Techniques in Molecular Biology
0-4 credits from the following may be used:
Bacteriological Techniques in Marine Sampling
Wetland Ecology
Shoreline Ecology
0-6 credits from the following may be taken with advisor approval:
Advanced Organic Chemistry
Organic Synthesis
Advanced Biochemistry
The Dynamic Earth
Environmental Geoscience
Geochemistry
Paleoecology
Advanced Marine Geology
Thesis or Non-Thesis Option
Select one of the following:4-6
Thesis Option
Master's Thesis
Submit the completed Thesis original and one copy to the Graduate Office. See Thesis Guidelines for details.
Research or Lab/Field Course Option
Introduction to Biological Research 2
Comprehensive Examination
In the term that you will sit for exam, register for the section which matches your major & advisor. Successfully pass exam.
Total Credits32
1

BIOL 514 is recommended.

2

Or Biology/Lab Field course approved by Graduate Program Coordinator.