Mar 30, 2023  
2021-2022 Graduate Catalog 
2021-2022 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Biological Sciences, M.S., General Program

The general program offers a flexible curriculum that fits individual students’ needs and opportunities to engage in research, scholarship, and/or creative activity. The degree requires the development of a student-centered curriculum and a culminating capstone project (approved by the faculty advisor) for a total of 32 credit hours.

Core Courses (11 hours)

Elective Courses (17 hours)

  • BIOL 6000- or 8000-level classes with the exception of BIOL 6900. BIOL 7000-level courses are not applicable.
  • Up to four hours may come from BIOL 6916 Internships in Biology. Students interested in internships should contact the Biology Graduate Office (
  • Up to nine credit hours may come from coursework outside of Biology.  Such coursework will require the approval of the M.S. Program Director.

Capstone Courses (4 hours)

To satisfy this requirement, the student must select a faculty advisor enroll in one of the following: