2017-2018 Graduate Catalog
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2017-2018 Graduate Catalog > Programs and Course Descriptions > Biology > Biology M.S.
30 credits -–Thesis option
31 credits — Non-thesis option
39 credits — Non-research option
Purpose of the M.S. Program
The purpose of the M.S. program in biology is to provide students with a comprehensive foundational knowledge in their area of specialty, a high degree of competence in research design and methods, and communication skills.
Student Learning Outcomes
Six semester credits in the M.S. program may be earned in courses taken in related areas such as mathematics, chemistry, or physics.
1 - 3 credits
This program of study emphasizes the broader aspects of graduate studies in biology by requiring more courses in place of the thesis or research problem.
The student is strongly advised to have a statistics course before initiating the thesis or the research problem.
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