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The graduate program in the Department of Biology offers courses that can be used to fulfill requirements for the Master of Science degree. The mission of the Department of Biology is to educate students to become competent, confident, and compassionate individuals within their chosen careers. The Department of Biology faculty is committed to providing instructional and research experiences for students to develop skills of inquiry, abstract and logical thinking, and critical analysis of natural science phenomena. The Department is also committed to meeting the needs of students by providing professional and academic tracks for degree completion.

Admission Requirements

For information related to admission requirements or to view the courses within each program, please visit the graduate bulletin. To apply for admission, click here.


Sample Course Plan

Biology, MS Plan 1: Research Literacy Paper (non-thesis)


Biology, MS Plan 2: Thesis


What opportunities are available with this degree?

  • Air pollution analyst
  • Cytologist
  • Animal Ecologist
  • Museum Curator
  • Public Health Educator
  • Biological photographer
  • Criminologist
  • Biotechnology
  • Physical Therapist
  • Doctoral or professional Program
  • Marine biologist
  • Entomologist
  • Performance Artist
  • Botanist
  • Scientist
  • Zoology
  • Oceanographers
  • Environmental analyst
  • Mycologist
  • Osteopath