Master of Science in Biology
Minimum Total for Graduation: 30-36 hours
Degree: Master of Science
The Department of Biology offers both the Plan A and the Plan B Master of Science degrees. Plan A requires completion of six credit hours in BIO 798 (Thesis), one credit hour in BIO 730 (Seminar), 23 hours of graduate course work approved by the student's advisor and advisory committee, and an oral defense of the thesis. Plan A is recommended to those students preparing for research-oriented careers or for doctoral study. Plan B requires the completion of 36 credit hours of graduate- level course work approved by the student's advisor and advisory committee and a written and/or oral comprehensive examination over the course work.