Master of Science Biology
Students must complete a minimum of 30 credit hours in order to graduate, with at least 20 of these at the 500 level or higher.
Required Courses (14 credit hours)
All students enrolled in the Graduate Biology Program must take all of the following required core courses.
BI412G Biometrics - (4 credit hours)
BI503 Biological Literature and Scientific Writing - (2 credit hours)
BI505 Advanced Ecology - (3 credit hours)
BI520 Current Topics in Cellular Biology - (3 credit hours)
BI695 Seminar (1 credit hour) - This course MUST be taken at least twice.
Elective Courses (10 credit hours)
In addition to the required courses, students should complete ten (10) hours of elective graduate courses (400G level or higher). Syllabi for each course are available in the current Graduate Bulletin. Below is a list of the current courses offered by Graduate Biology Faculty.
BI/CH419G Biochemistry– (3)
BI/CH419G/L Biochemistry Lab – (1)
BI440G Ichthyology - (3)
BI440G/L Ichthyology Lab – (1)
BI474 Marine Botany – (4)
BI/EV522 Conservation Biology - (4)
BI525 Evolutionary Biology – (3)
BI/EV529B Environmental Contamination & Toxicology I: Fundamental Principals and basic concepts – (3)
BI/EV529B Environmental Contamination & Toxicology II: Major classes of environmental pollutants
BI/EV530 Chemical Ecology – (3)
BI531 Behavioral Ecology – (3)
BI546 Tropical Marine Invertebrates (4)
BI547 Fisheries Biology (4)
BI/EV550 - Biogeochemistry (3)
BI596 – Special Projects (3)
Thesis credits (6 credit hours)
When the thesis proposal is approved by the thesis committee and Form A-99 is completed and submitted to the Graduate Studies Office, students can enroll and take Thesis credits (Thesis BI695). Consult with your advisor on how to schedule these credits until the semester of expected graduation to avoid the need to take (and be charged for) more than necessary.