Department of Life, Earth and Environmental Sciences
Master of Science (M.S.) Degree
In addition to University requirements for admission, the applicant must:
Admission may be granted for students with less than the minimum grade point average or test scores following a conditional period of 12-15 hours of enrollment in graduate work with no grade below a “B”. Students with undergraduate degrees in fields other than biology or environmental science may be required to complete specific leveling courses.
International students desiring to pursue the master of science degree in biology or environmental science must score a minimum of 575 on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) exam as well as meet above-mentioned admission requirements.
Major in Biology (Major Code: 5102)
The Department of Life, Earth and Environmental Sciences offers students a master of science degree in biology. Department faculty provide opportunities for research (see below) which lead to a degree with thesis. A research-thesis program is recommended for those students planning to continue their education to the doctorate level or for students seeking a career that requires research training in biology. A non-thesis degree program is also available.
Research Concentration Areas
Thirty hours of graduate credit with the following restrictions:
Thirty-six hours of graduate credit with the following restrictions: