Students seeking unconditional admission to the graduate program in Biology must present a “B” average for a minimum of 30 credits of undergraduate biology, credit for four semesters of chemistry, two semesters of physics, and mathematics through Calculus I. The GRE is also required.
Electives selected from courses listed below (10 hours)
Total credits in the Non-thesis (Project) option - 30 hours
Elective Courses in the Biological and Biomedical Sciences Graduate Program Curriculum
Course electives can be selected from the following list of courses:Note that some of these courses are offered only Fall or Spring semester each year, and some are offered upon request by the students. Students should check with the Department Chair or the Director of the Graduate Program to assess availability of these approved courses.
Students are also eligible to take appropriate elective courses in affiliated departments (e.g. Chemistry and Pharmaceutical Science).
III. EXIT REQUIREMENTS
A cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher is required. A grade of “B” or better must be earned in the required graduate core courses for both thesis and project options.
At least 30 credits of biology courses including the thesis for the M.S. with thesis option and at least 36 credits including a project for the M.S. with project option is required. When an approved cognate minor, e.g., pharmaceutical sciences, education etc., is selected, 9 to 12 approved graduate credits for the minor department may be included in the required total of 30 to 36 credits for the thesis and project options, respectively.
Successful completion of a written Comprehensive Examination is required.
Successful completion of a three-credit thesis (BIOG 5900) or project (BIOG 5810), including passing an oral examination for the M.S. Thesis option degree.
Graduate Curriculum Guide for Department of Biological & Biomedical Sciences
Summer (July) of year 1 is also the 1st opportunity for students to complete their written comprehensive exam if they have completed the following three core courses: BIOG 5310, BIOG 5120, and CHEG 5000.