M.S. in Biological Sciences Curricular Requirements

Program Required Courses Credits
BIO 503 - Research Methods 3
BIO 510 - Graduate Seminar 1
Minimum of twenty-six (26) credits of BIO 590 – Research & Thesis (repeated for additional credit) 26+
Six (6) credits of 500-level Elective Coursework 6*
Minimum Total Credits 36

*Biological Sciences M.S. students may request to substitute research credits for coursework with approval from their thesis advisor. A formal written request must be submitted to the Graduate Program Committee (GPC), including a justification for the request. If approved by the GPC, students will submit a Course Substitution Form (available on the Registrar's webpage), which requires approval by the School of Biological Sciences Academic Director and by the CAS Dean, to the Registrar in preparation for graduation.

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