Biology, MS

Program Description

The Department of Biology offers a graduate program leading to a Master of Science in Biology degree. The Master of Science with a thesis option is intended to prepare students for professional positions in state and federal agencies, the environmental consulting industry, and for further graduate studies. The Master of Science with a non-thesis option is intended for working professionals, especially high school teachers, and emphasizes course work. A broad range of faculty research interests, easy access to diverse biological environments, and a range of modern research facilities permit the student to select from a broad spectrum of research topics.

Faculty interests include field biology, conservation biology, physiology, comparative morphology, plant ecophysiology, plant anatomy, plant pathology, micro- and molecular biology, molecular evolution, ecology, systematics, and behavior.