Graduate Arts and Sciences


Requirements for the M.A.DEGREE IN BIOLOGY

Course requirements

Candidates for the Master of Arts Degree in Biology will be required to complete 32 credit hours of graduate study in biology. No more than 4 credit hours of course work at the 400 level may count toward degree requirements, and these must be approved by the student's Graduate Committee. A minimum of two semesters of graduate seminar must be taken, with a maximum of 4 credit hours counting toward the degree. Students must take Research Techniques (Bio 550) and one course from each of  the three broad categories of evolution and diversity, cell structure and function, and systemic biology.

Other specific requirements

  • The candidate for the M.A. Degree in Biology must meet the minimum academic standards as specified by the graduate school (currently no more than two courses with a grade below B.)
  • Successful completion of all requirements must be accomplished within a maximum of 5 years from the time of acceptance to the program.
  • All of the requirements described in this document represent minimum requirements, and it is understood that the Graduate Committee may require additional work to make up for deficiencies in the student's background.