Graduate 2019-2020

Biological Sciences M.S. — Thesis Emphasis

College of Natural and Health Sciences

Degree Requirements — 30 Credits

See “Biological Sciences M.S.”.

Degree Requirements

Research Core — 4 hours

BIO 594Foundations of Biological Research

2

BIO 691Seminar in Biological Sciences

1

BIO 691:Two required hours

Content Elective Credits — 15-17 hours

BIO 512TA Development Seminar

1

BIO 511Field Techniques in Biology

2

BIO 521Advanced Genetics

3

BIO 524Genomics

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

CHEM 581General Biochemistry I

4

CHEM 582General Biochemistry II

4

CHEM 587Toxicology

3

GEOG 507Geographic Information Science

3

GEOG 540Biogeography

3

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

Enrichment and Non-Scheduled Electives — 3-5 hours

BIO 508Workshop

1- 3

BIO 513Professional Renewal

1- 3

BIO 585Topics in Field Biology

1-10

BIO 591Biology Roundtable

1

BIO 592Internship in Biological Sciences

1- 3

BIO 595Special Topics in Biology

1- 6

BIO 622Directed Studies

1- 4

SCED 513Professional Renewal

1-12

BIO 591: Limit 2 hours

BIO 508, BIO 513, BIO 622, and SCED 513: See “Variable Topic Courses”.

NOTES: Students must complete a minimum of 50 semester hours in biological science of combined undergraduate and graduate courses.

Thesis Emphasis — 6 hours

BIO 699 Thesis (1-6) Research Elective, Take 6 hours