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2016-2017 Graduate Catalog [Not Current Academic Year. Consult with Your Academic Advisor for Your Catalog Year]

Biology, MS


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College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics  > Department of Biology and Biochemistry  > Biology, MS

 

The Master of Science (M.S.) degree will be awarded after students have successfully completed the requirements specified in one of the two following plans:

Cell and Molecular Biology Degree Track


The Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D) degree will be awarded after students have successfully completed the following requirements.  Students may satisfy the degree requirements by completing at least 54 approved semester hours; satisfactorily completing the laboratory rotations and formal graduate level course requirements including seminars; enrolling in at least six semester hours of dissertation courses; and completing and defending a dissertation acceptable to the dissertation committee.  All students must be continuously enrolled full time until the degree requirements are completed.

Students must specify a dissertation committee and have the names on file in the Office of the Dean at least one semester before their graduation.  The committee must consist of at least four members.  These shall include the major professor and at least one member who shall be from outside of the Department of Biology and Biochemistry (DBB).  At least two of the committee members must have their primary appointment in the Cell and Molecular Biology Division of the Department of Biology and Biochemistry.  Research faculty may serve on the committee in addition to the core of four committee members who are tenured or tenure-track faculty.

Plan I: Thesis Option


Students may satisfy the degree requirements by completing at least 30 approved semester hours; satisfactorily completing the formal graduate level course requirements including seminars; enrolling in at least six semester hours of thesis courses; and completing and defending a thesis acceptable to the thesis committee.  All students must be continuously enrolled full time until the degree requirements are completed.

Students must specify a thesis committee and have the names on file in the Office of the Dean at least one semester before their graduation. The committee must consist of at least three members. These shall include the major professor, and one member who shall be from outside of the Department of Biology and Biochemistry.  At least half of the committee members must have their primary appointment in the Cell and Molecular Biology Division.  Research faculty may serve on the committee in addition to the core of three committee members who are tenured or tenure-track faculty.

See the Cell and Molecular Biology Degree Track Requirements for more details.

Plan II: Non-Thesis Option


Students may satisfy the degree requirements by completing at least 36 approved semester hours; satisfactorily completing the formal graduate level course requirements including seminars.  All students must be continuously enrolled full time until the degree requirements are completed.

See the Cell and Molecular Biology Degree Track Requirements for more details.

Ecology and Evolution Degree Track


The Master of Science (M.S.) degree will be awarded after students have successfully completed the requirements specified in one of the two following plans:

Plan I: Thesis Option


Students may satisfy the degree requirements by completing at least 30 approved semester hours; satisfactorily completing the formal graduate level course requirements including seminars; enrolling in at least six semester hours of thesis courses; and completing and defending a thesis acceptable to the thesis committee.  All students must be continuously enrolled full time until the degree requirements are completed.

Students must specify a thesis committee and have the names on file in the Office of the Dean at least one semester before their graduation.  The committee must consist of at least four members.  These shall include the student’s major professor(s) and three other members.  At least three of the committee members (advising or non-advising) must be tenured or tenure-track faculty members with a primary appointment in the Department of Biology and Biochemistry . The three non-advising members must include one member with a primary appointment in the Ecology and Evolution Division of the Department of Biology and Biochemistry  and one member from outside the Department of Biology and Biochemistry .  At least two of the committee members (advising or non-advising) must have their primary appointment in the Ecology and Evolution Division.  Committee decisions can only involve one dissenting vote from a committee member.

See the Ecology and Evolution Degree Track Requirements for more details.

Plan II: Non-Thesis Option


Students may satisfy the degree requirements by completing at least 36 approved semester hours; satisfactorily completing the formal graduate level course requirements including seminars.  All students must be continuously enrolled full time until the degree requirements are completed.

See the Ecology and Evolution Degree Track Requirements for more details.

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