Course Schedule (subject to change)

36 credit hours required for the degree
12 credit hours of required courses and 24 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 881* - Current Issues, 1 credit hour (Offered each semester)

* students must take Current Issues 3 different semesters for a total of 3 credit hours

Spring 2018 (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 881-Current Issues (1 credit hour)

Electives:
BIOL 801- Principles of Immunology (3 credit hours)
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 821- Readings in Wildlife Ecology (2 credit hours)
BIOL 824- Principles of Ecology (3 credit hours)
BIOL 830P- Cell Signaling Pathways (2 credit hours)
BIOL 830P- Human Dimensions (3 credit hours)
BIOL 830P- Cell Structure and Function (3 credit hours)
BIOL 830P- Desert Biology (3 credit hours)
BIOL 831A-F-Biological Research (1 credit hour--6 sections)
BIOL 838- Essential Human Anatomy (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 846- Cancer Biology (3 credit hours)
BIOL 863- Biological Perspectives (3 credit hours)
BIOL 869- Conservation of Birds and Mammals (3 credit hours)
BIOL 886- Sexual Selection (1 credit hour)

Summer 2018 (12 weeks - May-July - MOST 8 week intensive)

Required:
BIOL 820-Intro to Grad Study (3 credit hours)
BIOL 881-Current Issues (1 credit hour)

Electives:
BIOL 829-Ecological Anthropology (2 credit hours)
BIOL 830P-Genetics in Popular Culture (3 credit hours)
BIOL 830P-Marketing for Scientists (3 credit hours)
BIOL 830P-Reproductive Physiology (3 credit hours)
BIOL 830P-Readings in Emerging Infectious Diseases (1 credit hour)
BIOL 830P-Wildlife & Fisheries Laws and Policies (3 credit hours)
BIOL 830P-Climate Change (3 credit hours)
BIOL 830P-Avian Life History (3 credit hours)
BIOL 831A-F-Biological Research (1 credit hour--6 sections)
BIOL 845-Forensic Biology (3 credit hours)
BIOL 857-Human Histology (3 credit hours)
BIOL 858-Physiology of Stress (3 credit hours)
BIOL 863-Biological Perspectives (3 credit hours)

Fall 2018 (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 881-Current Issues (1 credit hour)

Electives:
BIOL 803P-Plant Physiology (3 credit hours)
BIOL 823-Environmental Biology (3 credit hours)
BIOL 830P-Animal Community Ecology (3 credit hours)
BIOL 830P-Decoding Diabetes (3 credit hours)

BIOL 831A-F-Biological Research (1 credit hour--6 sections)
BIOL 832-Crane Ecology (1 credit hour)
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)
BIOL 884-Freshwater Management Techniques (3 credit hours)

Spring 2019 (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 881-Current Issues (1 credit hour)

Electives:
BIOL 804-Evolution of Epidemics (3 credit hours)
BIOL 806P-Plant Ecology (3 credit hours)
BIOL 824-Principles of Ecology (3 credit hours)
BIOL 831A-F-Biological Research (1 credit hour--6 sections)
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 883-Aquatic Trophic Ecology (3 credit hours)
BIOL 886-Sexual Selection (1 credit hour)

Summer 2019 (12 weeks - May-July - MOST 8 week intensive)

Required:
BIOL 820-Intro to Grad Study (3 credit hours)
BIOL 881-Current Issues (1 credit hour)

Electives:
BIOL 829-Ecological Anthropology (2 credit hours)
BIOL 831A-F-Biological Research (1 credit hour--6 sections)
BIOL 836-Biology of Size (3 credit hours) 
BIOL 845-Forensic Biology (3 credit hours)
BIOL 857-Human Histology (3 credit hours)
BIOL 858-Physiology of Stress (3 credit hours)
BIOL 863-Biological Perspectives (3 credit hours)
BIOL 877-Fisheries Ecology (3 credit hours)

Fall 2019 (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 881-Current Issues (1 credit hour)

Electives:
BIOL 831A-F-Biological Research (1 credit hour--6 sections)
BIOL 832-Crane Ecology (1 credit hour)
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 859-Biology of the Brain (3 credit hours)
BIOL 860-Concepts of Genetics (3 credit hours)