Course Summary

Course Description

This program is designed for students seeking research experience. Prior to applying, applicants are encouraged to visit the Department of Biology website in order to determine if the applicant’s research interests parallel those of the department faculty.
Minimum requirements for the degree are 30 semester hours, consisting of 24 hours of credit, at least half of which must be courses numbered above 499, master’s thesis proposal (BL598, 1 credit hour), and a research thesis (BL599, 5 credit hours). Participation in the Biology Seminar Program on a regular basis is required. An oral or written examination consisting of questions that reflect the student’s educational experience and thesis and that seeks to integrate knowledge across those areas is also required. The examination will be administered by the thesis committee after successful completion of the thesis.

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