BIOL 8990 THESIS (1-6 credits)
An original and independent research project written under the supervision of a faculty thesis advisory committee.
Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s): Graduate student in biology and written permission of graduate faculty supervisor. Not open to non-degree graduate students.
The goal of the Department of Biology is to provide students with individualized, broad training in biology leading to a Master of Science (MS) degree. Original research is an integral part of both the thesis and non-thesis degree options. Faculty areas of expertise include ecology, physiology, genetics, molecular biology, taxonomy, behavior, and developmental biology of a wide variety of organisms. The MS degree prepares students for employment in industry, private or government agencies, and academics, as well as further education in professional programs, such as the PhD or MD.