A. Core Requirements - Major: Biology (33-37 hours)
BIOL 5000 - Methods of Biological Research (4)
TOTAL 7 hours
All students seeking a master's degree must register for the appropriate research foundations course (BIOL 5000) the first time it is offered after they are admitted to the College of Graduate Studies.
B. Degree Options
Plan I - Research Literacy Paper:
TOTAL 37 hours.
Plan II - Research Project:
TOTAL 35 hours
Plan III - Thesis:
TOTAL 33 hours.
*All plans require passing an oral exam assessing competency in fundamental biological principles and biological research for completion of the Biology Department Master of Science degree.
C. Retention Requirements
Graduate instruction assumes on the part of the student professional interest and ability to do independent study of satisfactory quality. In meeting the requirements for the degree, the candidate must maintain a minimum scholastic average of "B" (3.0) on all work attempted. For more information about general regulations see the Austin Peay State University Graduate Bulletin.