The Biological and Biomedical Sciences MS program provides students with a greater depth and breadth in course work and introduces them to the nature of creative and productive inquiry for careers in teaching, research in governmental, industrial and academic organizations, and entrance into doctoral programs.
There are two options for obtaining the MS degree in Biological and Biomedical Sciences: thesis and non-thesis project options. Both options require a minor, with the internal minor defaulting to Biomedical Sciences. Students may also choose an external minor in areas such as Pharmaceutical Sciences and Education. The MS degree also requires successful completion of a written Comprehensive Examination that examines the student’s comprehension of advanced cellular and genetic mechanisms as well as their biochemical basis.