Biological Sciences: General Program, M.S.

This program is offered by the Biology Department

Program Description

Designed for the general biologist or biology teacher desiring further specialization, program focuses on recent advances in specialty area - botany, zoology, physiology, ecology, or environmental studies - and prepares graduates as subject experts for teaching or for work at doctoral level.

Learning Outcomes


  1. Students should have a thorough understanding and/or competency in a specific area of biology in addition to a broad-based and integrative standing of basic biological concepts.

  2. Students should demonstrate an ability to effectively convey, both orally and in writing, an advanced understanding of biological content, methods, and issues.

  3. Students should demonstrate an ability to locate, critically analyze, interpret, and discuss primary research literature within the biological sciences.

  4. Students should demonstrate knowledge of up-to-date scientific tools and techniques

  5. Students should demonstrate an awareness of contemporary scientific issues including ethics and the impact of science on society.