Master of Science Degree in Biology

Course Schedule (subject to change)

36 credit hours required for the degree:
18 credit hours of required courses and 18 credit hours of electives:

REQUIRED COURSES (18 credit hours):
BIOL 802 - Organic Evolution, 3 credit hours  (Offered every Fall & Spring)
BIOL 820 - Intro to Graduate Study, 3 credit hours  (Offered each semester)
BIOL 827 - Biological Statistics, 3 credit hours  (Offered every Fall & Spring)
BIOL 831A-F* - Biological Research, 1 credit hour each (Offered each semester)
BIOL 881** - Current Issues, 1 credit hour  (Offered each semester)

* 6 credit hours of Biological Research required
** students must take Current Issues 3 different semesters for a total of 3 credit hours

Fall 2014 (16 weeks - August-December)

Required:
BIOL 802-Organic Evolution (3 credit hours)
BIOL 820-Intro to Grad Study (3 credit hours)
BIOL 827-Biological Statistics (3 credit hours)
BIOL 831A-F-Biological Research (1 credit hour--6 sections)
BIOL 881-Current Issues (1 credit hour)

Electives:
BIOL 813-Issues in Bioethics (3 credit hours)
BIOL 828-Human Evolution (2 credit hours)
BIOL 830P-Physiology of Plants (3 credit hours)
BIOL 830P-Immunology (3 credit hours)
BIOL 838-Essential Human Anatomy (3 credit hours)
BIOL 840-Infectious Diseases (3 credit hours)
BIOL 846-Cancer Biology (3 credit hours)
BIOL 861P-Human Genetics (3 credit hours)
BIOL 877-Writing in the Sciences (2 credit hours)
BIOL 884-Freshwater Management Techniques (3 credit hours)

Spring 2015 (16 weeks - January-May)

Required:
BIOL 802-Organic Evolution (3 credit hours)
BIOL 820-Intro to Grad Study (3 credit hours)
BIOL 827-Biological Statistics (3 credit hours)
BIOL 831A-F-Biological Research (1 credit hour--6 sections)
BIOL 881-Current Issues (1 credit hour)

Electives:
BIOL 804-Evolution of Epidemics (3 credit hours)
BIOL 824-Principles of Ecology (3 credit hours)
BIOL 834-Conservation Biology (3 credit hours)
BIOL 839-Human Physiological Systems (3 credit hours)
BIOL 841-Virology (3 credit hours)
BIOL 844-Molecular Biotechnology (3 credit hours)
BIOL 863-Biological Perspectives (3 credit hours)
BIOL 866-Functional Morphology (3 credit hours)
BIOL 886-Sexual Selection (1 credit hour)

Summer 2015 (12 weeks - May-July - MOST 8 week intensive)

Required:
BIOL 820-Intro to Grad Study (3 credit hours)
BIOL 831A-F-Biological Research (1 credit hour--6 sections)
BIOL 881-Current Issues (1 credit hour)

Electives:
BIOL 829-Ecological Anthropology (2 credit hours)
BIOL 830P-Immunology (3 credit hours)
BIOL 845-Forensic Biology (3 credit hours)
BIOL 858-Physiology of Stress (3 credit hours)
BIOL 862P-Animal Behavior (3 credit hours)
BIOL 863-Biological Perspectives (3 credit hours)
BIOL 887-Fisheries Ecology (3 credit hours)

Fall 2015 (16 weeks - August-December)

Required:
BIOL 802-Organic Evolution (3 credit hours)
BIOL 820-Intro to Grad Study (3 credit hours)
BIOL 827-Biological Statistics (3 credit hours)
BIOL 831A-F-Biological Research (1 credit hour--6 sections)
BIOL 881-Current Issues (1 credit hour)

Electives:
BIOL 823-Environmental Biology (3 credit hours)
BIOL 838-Essential Human Anatomy (3 credit hours)
BIOL 840-Infectious Diseases (3 credit hours)
BIOL 846-Cancer Biology (3 credit hours)
BIOL 854-Biological Application of GIS (3 credit hours)
BIOL 860-Concepts of Genetics (3 credit hours)
BIOL 884-Freshwater Management Techniques (3 credit hours)

Spring 2016 (16 weeks - January-May)

Required:
BIOL 802-Organic Evolution (3 credit hours)
BIOL 820-Intro to Grad Study (3 credit hours)
BIOL 827-Biological Statistics (3 credit hours)
BIOL 831A-F-Biological Research (1 credit hour--6 sections)
BIOL 881-Current Issues (1 credit hour)

Electives:
BIOL 811-Scientific Illustration (3 credit hours)
BIOL 812-Microbial Diversity (3 credit hours)
BIOL 813-Issues in BioEthics (3 credit hours)
BIOL 814-Plant Pathology (3 credit hours)
BIOL 825-Tropical Island Biology (3 credit hours)
BIOL 839-Human Physiological Systems (3 credit hours)
BIOL 841-Virology (3 credit hours)
BIOL 863-Biological Perspectives (3 credit hours)
BIOL 876-Natural Science Curriculum (3 credit hours)

Summer 2016 (12 weeks - May-July - MOST 8 week intensive)

Required:
BIOL 820-Intro to Grad Study (3 credit hours)
BIOL 831A-F-Biological Research (1 credit hour--6 sections)
BIOL 881-Current Issues (1 credit hour)

Electives:
BIOL 830P-Immunology (3 credit hours)
BIOL 830P-Regional Anatomy & Physiology (3 credit hours)
BIOL 845-Forensic Biology (3 credit hours)
BIOL 853-Genome Evolution (3 credit hours)
BIOL 858-Physiology of Stress (3 credit hours)
BIOL 863-Biological Perspectives (3 credit hours)
BIOL 869-Conservation of Birds & Mammals (3 credit hours)
BIOL 883-Aquatic Trophic Ecology (3 credit hours)

Fall 2016 (16 weeks - August-December)

Required:
BIOL 802-Organic Evolution (3 credit hours)
BIOL 820-Intro to Grad Study (3 credit hours)
BIOL 827-Biological Statistics (3 credit hours)
BIOL 831A-F-Biological Research (1 credit hour--6 sections)
BIOL 881-Current Issues (1 credit hour)

Electives:
BIOL 828-Human Evolution (3 credit hours)
BIOL 830P-Physiology of Plants (3 credit hours)
BIOL 830P-Ecology of Plants (3 credit hours)
BIOL 838-Essential Human Anatomy (3 credit hours)
BIOL 840-Infectious Diseases (3 credit hours)
BIOL 861P-Human Genetics (3 credit hours)
BIOL 877-Writing in the Sciences (2 credit hours)