The graduate plan in Biological Sciences leads to the master of science (MS) degree. Applicants for candidacy should have a bachelor's degree in Biology, although
applicants with other degrees may apply if their degrees or preparation include a
significant number of plan core courses in the Biological Sciences, as well as appropriate
chemistry, physics and mathematics courses. The biological sciences program prepares
students for careers in the fields of biomedical research, biotechnology, medicine
and health, and environmental sciences. Students who earn a master of science may
also pursue further professional training in medical, dental, or Ph.D. programs.
The Master of Science in Biological Science with a Pre-Health focus consists of coursework
that is intended to prepare the student for medical/dental/physician assistant/allied
health school curricula.
The Master of Science in Biological Science with an Ecology/Microbiology/Aquatic and
Marine Biology focus consists of coursework that is intended to prepare the student
for a career in environmental biology research, consulting, or in the government/regulatory
TheMaster of Science in Biological Science with a Plant Biology focus consists of
coursework that is intended to prepare the student for a career in plant biochemistry
and genetics, nutritional biochemistry and biomedical research.
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