A master of science in biology will strengthen your background in biological sciences and related disciplines through course work and extensive research that culminates in a research thesis.

You will be prepared for further study at the doctoral level, but as graduates of this program many choose employment as biologists in government agencies, private business firms, zoos and more.

Program Requirements

Thirty hours are required for the master of science.

  • 16 credit hours must be from approved biology courses in biology, botany, zoology, biotechnology and science.
  • THES 698 - Thesis must be taken for a total of 6 hours of credit and has a prerequisite of permission from the graduate advisor.
  • 14 credit hours from minors and electives.
  •  Minors are optional, but if taken must include at least 8 hours of courses approved by a designated advisor from the minor area and the biology department.