2013-2014 Graduate Catalog

Biological Sciences M.S. — Non-Thesis Emphasis

College of Natural and Health Sciences

Degree Requirements — 30 Credits

See “Biological Sciences M.S.”.

Degree Requirements

Rearch Core — 8 hours

BIO 594Foundations of Biological Research

2

BIO 691Seminar in Biological Sciences

1

BIO 693Review of Biological Literature

3

BIO 697Graduate Research

1 - 6

BIO 691: Two required hours

BIO 697: One required hour

Basic Elective Credits — 10 hours

BIO 525Molecular Genetics

3

BIO 530Plant Systematics

4

BIO 533General Parasitology

4

BIO 534Mammalogy

4

BIO 535Survey of Fishes, Amphibians and Reptiles

4

BIO 537Morphogenesis of Algae and Fungi

4

BIO 538Ornithology

4

BIO 540Anatomy and Morphogenesis of Plants

4

BIO 542Molecular and Cellular Laboratory

2

BIO 550Cell Physiology

3

BIO 554General Plant Physiology

4

BIO 562Conservation Biology

3

BIO 566Animal Physiological Ecology

3

BIO 567Animal Physiological Ecology Laboratory

1

BIO 576Pharmacology

3

Advanced Study Electives — 12 hours

BIO 512TA Development Seminar

1

BIO 521Advanced Genetics

3

BIO 524Genomics

3

BIO 526Population Genetics

3

BIO 527Bioinformatics

3

BIO 528Developmental Biology

3

BIO 529Developmental Biology Laboratory

1

BIO 544Comparative Vertebrate Adaptations

4

BIO 545Pathogenic Microbiology

3

BIO 546Pathogenic Microbiology Laboratory

1

BIO 547Immunology and Disease

4

BIO 548Virology

3

BIO 549Virology Laboratory

1

BIO 552Mammalian Physiology I

3

BIO 553Mammalian Physiology II

3

BIO 555Reproductive and Developmental Biology

3

BIO 556Current Topics in Biomedical Research

2

BIO 557Mammalian Physiology I Laboratory

1

BIO 558Mammalian Physiology II Laboratory

1

BIO 559Plant Reproductive Growth and Development

3

BIO 560Behavioral Ecology

4

BIO 561Plant Ecology

3

BIO 563Animal Communication

4

BIO 564Plant Ecology Lab

1

BIO 565Current Topics in Ecology and Evolutionary Research

2

BIO 568Disturbance Ecology

3

BIO 569Conceptual Issues in Evolution

2

BIO 570Coevolution in Ecological Systems

3

BIO 572Species and Speciation

3

BIO 580Mammalian Endocrinology

3

BIO 581Neurobiology

3

BIO 582Cancer Biology

3

Non-Thesis Emphasis

To receive the required BIO 697 credit for the non-thesis Master’s degree, students must submit, and have approved by their advisor, a literature review and analysis. Students also must pass a written evaluation pertaining to the specific topic upon completion of the project, which will be administered by the advisor.