Dec 01, 2021  
2021-2022 Graduate Catalog 
    
2021-2022 Graduate Catalog

Biological Sciences, M.S., Biotechnology Concentration


Interested students must apply for admission to the M.S. program with a concentration in Biotechnology. In addition to the personal statement, a second letter must be submitted that provides a rationale for entering this concentration and a description of three specific areas of training that the individual would like to pursue. Applicants to this concentration must have completed CHEM 6600 (Biochemistry) or its equivalent with a grade of “B” or higher. Admission to this concentration will be made by the Biotechnology Area Committee on the basis of credentials and space availability.

Non-Thesis Option (40 hours)


Prerequisite Course


Laboratory Practica (15 hours)


Complete 3 mini-mesters of 5 credit hours each; both technique-based and project-based practica will be offered.

Elective Courses (9 hours)


9 hours of 6000- and/or 8000-level courses except for BIOL 6900 as specified in an Individual Development Plan (IPD), developed by the student with the faculty advisor and approved by the Biotechnology Committee. 

Seminar Courses (2 hours)


Non-Thesis Research Paper (4 hours)


Thesis Option (40 hours)


For admission into the thesis option, the student must have a thesis proposal accepted.

Prerequisite Course


Laboratory Practica (15 hours)


Complete three mini-mester of 5 credit hours each; both technique-based and project-based practica will be offered.

Thesis Research (4 hours)


Up to 10 credit hours of  BIOL 8800   can be applied towards the Thesis Research requirement. 4 credits must come from 8999.

Seminar Courses (2 hours)


Complete 2 hours of Biology Seminar.

Elective Courses (9 hours)


Complete nine hours of coursework approved by Biotechnology Committee.

Thesis


The student will submit a Thesis proposal to be accepted by a Thesis Committee. The student will complete a Thesis to be defended before the Thesis Committee. The thesis may be based upon research done during the rotations.

Examination


The MS examination will consist of an oral defense of the Thesis.