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Degree Requirements for the M.S. in Biology (PDF Download)

Thesis-Option (45 units)

BIOL 505 Current Topics in Biology (9)
BIOL 510 Advanced Writing and Experimental Design (4)
BIOL 605 Seminar in Biology (3)
BIOL 690 Thesis (8)
BIOL 691 Thesis Defense & Submission (1)
*ELECTIVES (400-, 500-, or 600-level courses) (20 units)

Non-thesis-Option (50 units)

BIOL 505 Current Topics in Biology (9)
BIOL 510 Advanced Writing and Experimental Design (4)
BIOL 605 Seminar in Biology (3)
BIOL 680 Non-thesis Examination (1)
*ELECTIVES (400-, 500-, or 600-level courses) (33 units; with a minimum of 8 units at the 500- or 600-level)

*ELECTIVE COURSES

BIOL 404 Conservation Biology
BIOL 406 Advanced Ecology
BIOL 424 Evolutionary Genetics
BIOL 430 Advanced Molecular Genetics
BIOL 433 Developmental Biology
BIOL 451 Functional Analysis of Vertebrate Structure
BIOL 455 Physiological Measurements
BIOL 462 Physiological Plant Ecology
BIOL 470 Evolution
BIOL 477 Special Topics in Biology
BIOL 505 Current Topics in Biology (In addition to the 9 required units)
BIOL 540 Graduate Practicum in Teaching of Biology
BIOL 577 Advanced Topics in Biology
BIOL 580 Research
*Selection of elective courses must be approved by Graduate Coordinator (non-thesis option) or Thesis Committee (thesis option).