M.S. Curriculum
Requirements

Class Credit
BIO 8995 Seminar (one term) 2
BIO 9996 Rotation (one term) 2
Core* 12
BIO 7996 Research 4
Electives ** 3
BIO 8999 Thesis 8
Total 31

 

 

*Core Curricula:

Molecular Biology and Biotechnology Division

Major Requirements (At least 12 credits of the following courses):


BIO 5040 Biometry (4 credits)


BIO 5330 Principles and Applications of Biotechnology I (3 credits)


BIO 6000 Molecular Cell Biology I (3 credits)


BIO 6010 Molecular Cell Biology II (3 credits) 


BIO 6160 Proteins and Proteomics (3 credits)


BIO 6330 Principles and Applications of Biotechnology II (3 credits)


BIO 7020 Comprehensive Virology (3 credits)

BIO 7500 Prokaryotic Gene Structure and Function (4 credits)


BIO 7510 Eukaryotic Gene Structure and Function (4 credits)

 

Evolutionary and Organismal Biology Division

Major Requirements:

Ecology Concentration (At least 4 courses from the following):

BIO 5040 Biometry (4 credits)


BIO 7110 Aquatic Ecology (4 credits)

BIO 7440 Terrestrial Ecology (4 credits)

BIO 7490 Population and Community Ecology (3 credits)


BIO 7540 Ecosystem and Landscape Ecology (3 credits)

 

Evolution Concentration (At least 4 courses from the following):

BIO 5040 Biometry (4 credits)


BIO 6060 Molecular Evolution (3 credits)


BIO 6090 Population Genetics (3 credits)


BIO 7150 Genomics (3 credits)


BIO 7280 Bioinformatics (3 credits)

 

Cellular, Developmental, and Neurobiology Division

Major Requirements (At least 12 credits of the following courses):


BIO 5040 Biometry (4 credits)


BIO 5330 Principles and Applications of Biotechnology I (3 credits) 


BIO 5620 Developmental Biology (3 credits)


BIO 6000 Molecular Cell Biology I (3 credits)


BIO 6010 Molecular Cell Biology II (3 credits)


BIO 6330 Principles and Applications of Biotechnology II (3 credits)


BIO 6690 Neurobiology I (3 credits)


BIO 7090 Molecular Basis of Development (3 credits)


BIO 7660 Neurobiology II (3 credits)

 

**Electives (3 credits minimum): Courses decided on by the student and the major advisor.


Additional Constraints on Plan of Study-
A minimum of 6 credit hours must be in 7000 level or higher exclusive of BIO 7996, 8995, 9996, and 8999.


All first semester students will be advised by the Graduate Officer and/or the Graduate Committee Chair.

 

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