2009-2010 Graduate Catalog 
    Apr 08, 2020  
2009-2010 Graduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Biology and Microbiology

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The Department of Biology and Microbiology provides students with a wide range of opportunities for advanced study. The graduate faculty offer expertise and graduate student advisement in subdisciplines from molecular biology through ecology. Faculty members are very successful in obtaining extramural funds to support graduate student projects. Graduate students have modern research laboratories, equipment and field research sites available to carry out their research projects. Alumni rate the learning environment, scholarly excellence and quality of teaching as areas of strength in the department’s Graduate Program.

Available Options for Graduate Degrees

    Master of Science:   Option A
                                     Option B
Doctor of Philosophy:   60-Credit Plan
                                     90-Credit Plan

Core Requirements

For details see specific programs: MS in Biological Sciences; or PhD in Biological Sciences.

Additional Admission Requirements

GRE: Scores ranking above the 50th percentile will strengthen the case for admission
TOEFL: Score of 600 paper-based, 250 computer-based, 100 Internet based

Retention in the program is dependent on formation of a committee and completion of review matrix by the end of the first year. In ensuing years, students must have a committee meeting and complete review annually.

General Requirements (Master’s and PhD)

Graduate students should consult with their advisor before registering for graduate work.

See Master’s Degree Requirements and Doctor of Philosophy Degree Requirements.

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