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.
As a graduate student, you will be
- Guided towards enhancing your critical and analytical skills
- Guided towards attaining modern research expertise essential to your career progression
- Provided opportunities to engage in research seminars and internships
- Offered a broad and in-depth array of course work
- Introduced to creative and productive inquiry paths, which lead to careers in teaching; research in governmental, industrial and academic organizations; or entrance into doctoral programs
The Biological and Biomedical Sciences Graduate Program provides access to some of the top researchers in the field of biology. Our department faculty are conducting progressive research in areas that include:
- Cancer biology
- Evolutionary biology
- Developmental genetics
- Science education