Graduate 2019-2020

Biological Sciences M.S. — Non-Thesis Emphasis

College of Natural and Health Sciences

Degree Requirements — 30 Credits

See “Biological Sciences M.S.”.

Degree Requirements

Research Core — 3 hours

Choose 3 hours from the following courses:
BIO 502Biomedicine and Careers

1

BIO 594Foundations of Biological Research

2

BIO 596Foundations of Clinical Research

2

BIO 691Seminar in Biological Sciences

1

SCED 600Science Education Research for K-12 Teachers

3

SRM 600Introduction to Graduate Research

3

Content Elective Credits — 27 hours

BIO 502Biomedicine and Careers

1

BIO 511Field Techniques in Biology

2

BIO 512TA Development Seminar

1

BIO 521Advanced Genetics

3

BIO 525Molecular Genetics

3

BIO 526Population Genetics

3

BIO 527Bioinformatics

3

BIO 528Developmental Biology

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 541Advanced Human Anatomy

3

BIO 542Molecular and Cellular Laboratory

2

BIO 544Comparative Vertebrate Adaptations

4

BIO 545Pathogenic Microbiology

3

BIO 546Pathogenic Microbiology Laboratory

1

BIO 547Immunology and Disease

3

BIO 548Virology

3

BIO 549Virology Laboratory

1

BIO 550Cell Physiology

3

BIO 552Advanced Systemic Physiology: Homeostats

3

BIO 553Advanced Systemic Physiology: Control Systems

3

BIO 554General Plant Physiology

4

BIO 555Reproductive Biology

3

BIO 556Current Topics in Biomedical Research

2

BIO 560Behavioral Ecology

3

BIO 561Plant Ecology

3

BIO 562Conservation Biology

3

BIO 563Animal Communication

3

BIO 564Plant Ecology Lab

1

BIO 565Current Topics in Ecology and Evolutionary Research

2

BIO 566Animal Physiological Ecology

3

BIO 568Disturbance Ecology

3

BIO 570Coevolution in Ecological Systems

3

BIO 572Species and Speciation

3

BIO 576Pharmacology

3

BIO 578Pathobiology

3

BIO 580Mammalian Endocrinology

3

BIO 581Neurobiology

3

BIO 582Cancer Biology

3

BIO 591Biology Roundtable

1

BIO 622Directed Studies

1- 4

BIO 631Teaching College Biology

3

BIO 632College Biology Course Development

3

BIO 691Seminar in Biological Sciences

1

BIO 697Graduate Research

1- 6

CHEM 581General Biochemistry I

4

CHEM 582General Biochemistry II

4

CHEM 587Toxicology

3

EDF 685Philosophical Foundations of Education

3

ET 615Distance Education: Theories and Practice

3

GEOG 507Geographic Information Science

3

GEOG 540Biogeography

3

HESA 650College Student Development: Foundational Theory

3

HESA 668College Students: Culture, Characteristics, Campus Life

3

PSY 540Theories and Principles of Learning

3

PSY 575Educational Assessment

3

PSY 640Cultural Issues in Education Psychology

3

PSY 644Motivation in Education

3

PSY 674Measurement I: Classical Test Theory

3

PSY 675Measurement II: Contemporary Test Theory

3

PSY 681Learning and Instruction

3

PSY 682Cognition and Instruction II

3

SCED 561Using Controversial Biological Topics to Teach Nature of Science

3

SCED 578K-12 Science Inquiry

3

SCED 678Science Education Seminar

1- 2

SCED 695Action Research in Science Education I

1

SCED 696Action Research in Science Education II

1

SCED 697Action Research in Science Education III

1

SRM 602Statistical Methods I

3

SRM 603Statistical Methods II

3

BIO 591: Limit 2 hours

BIO 622: Limit 3 hours

BIO 697: Limit 3 hours

NOTE: A student can count a maximum of 8 credits from the following list of double-numbered courses: BIO 530, BIO 533, BIO 534, BIO 535, BIO 537, BIO 538, BIO 554, BIO 562, BIO 566, BIO 576

NOTE: A student can count a maximum of 9 graduate credits with a non-BIO heading.

Non-Thesis Emphasis

Students also must pass a written comprehensive exam on topics learned in their graduate coursework, administered by their advisor. This final proof of graduate-level proficiency needs to be completed before the deadline assigned by the Graduate School.