The master's program in Biology prepares students for work in a variety of professional settings and especially for further graduate study. Importantly, it also is excellent preparation for admission to further professional study in medicine, dentistry, veterinary medicine, and the biological sciences leading to degrees such as the MD, DDS, VMD, and Ph.D. Students who have received bachelor's degrees in non-science fields will also find this degree appropriate if they wish to change their field of study in an attempt to secure admission to the professional programs listed above.
The following requirements must be met for consideration for admission: an undergraduate grade point average of 3.0 (out of 4.0) and the following undergraduate course work:
Students lacking these prerequisite courses may be admitted provisionally until such time as these courses have been completed satisfactorily (grade of B- or better). None of these prerequisite courses may be used toward fulfilling the requirements for the master's degree in Biology.
New students must consult with a Biology graduate advisor upon being admitted. All graduate students are required to meet with their graduate advisors at least once each semester to select appropriate courses for the following semester. Students who have completed approximately 10 semester hours in this program with a grade average of B or better should consult with a Biology faculty member to select a research advisor for their research projects (Biology 492). A student's 36-semester-hour program of study must be approved by a graduate advisor.
300-level courses are undergraduate courses. If the student does not have undergraduate credit in comparable courses, these courses may be taken for graduate credit (to a maximum of 10 semester hours), but additional course work will be required for graduate students. Students may substitute other courses only after discussion with their advisors. It is recommended that BIOL 492 Research be taken for 3 semester hours, but it may be taken in increments to total 3 semester hours.
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