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Graduate Program Options

Master of Science (Thesis)
To complete the Master of Science degree with a major in biology the candidate must present 30 credit hours of graduate course work to include six credit hours of Thesis (8990), one credit hour of Graduate Seminar (8010), and at least 23 credit hours of appropriate courses to be determined by the student and his/her graduate advisory committee. At least eight of these 23 credit hours will be taken in 8--0 (graduate only) courses. Graduate students are expected to attend the Graduate Seminar (8010) even when not registered for it. The candidate must pass a final oral examination and present his/her thesis results at an open meeting of the faculty and students.


Master of Science (Non-Thesis)
A student may become a candidate for this degree upon the recommendation of his/her advisory committee. The candidate for this degree must present 36 hours of graduate work, including one credit hour of Graduate Seminar (8010), two to six credit hours in Independent Research in Biology (8020), and other appropriate courses to be determined by the student and his/her graduate advisory committee. At least 18 credit hours of the total 36 credit hours required for the degree will be taken at the 8--0 (graduate only) courses. Graduate students are expected to attend the Graduate Seminar (8010) even when not registered for it. The candidate must pass a final written comprehensive examination and present a biology seminar at an open meeting of the faculty and students.

 

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