Master of Science in Biological Sciences
Students enrolled in the non-thesis option are required to complete two independent studies. The first, BIO6990, is a lab rotation required for which 2 to 4 credit hours can be applied to your program of study. The second, BIO7990 literature critique, is a literature research project for which 4 credit hours can apply towards your program of study.
One course in scientific writing: BIO 6080, ENG 5330, 6000, or 6020.
Complete a minimum of 30 semester hours. At least 20 hrs must be at the 6000-8000 level in life science related fields.
Be registered in the semester of thesis defense/oral exam.
Maintain a 3.0 cumulative average with no more that 6 cr hrs of "C" grades applying to degree.
3 graduate seminars, 2 of which must be in the department (BIO8000).
Program of Study on file with Graduate Studies and the Biology Department by the beginning of the 2nd semester or 17 cr hrs.
2 to 4 hrs. of BIO699, Special Problems in Biology. Copy of written report must be filed with graduate advisor.
Register for a maximum of 4 cr. hrs. of BIO 7990, Literature Review.