Biology - M.A.
Department of Biological Sciences
256 Cunningham Hall
The Master of Arts degree in Biology is for students wishing to gain additional knowledge in any area of the biological sciences and are not looking towards a career in biological research. This non-thesis program complements secondary school science teachers, students looking for additional background or preparation for professional school programs such as in medicine or dentistry, and those seeking employment in life science industries in a non-research capacity.
FULLY OFFERED AT:
- Kent Campus
- Official transcript(s)
- 3.00 undergraduate GPA
- Goal statement
- Three letters of recommendation
English Language Proficiency Requirements for International Students: All international students must provide proof of English language proficiency (unless they meet specific exceptions) by earning a minimum 587 TOEFL score (94 on the Internet-based version), minimum 82 MELAB score, minimum 7.0 IELTS score or minimum 65 PTE Academic score. For more information on international admission, visit the Office of Global Education’s admission website. Effective spring 2018.
For more information about graduate admissions, please visit the Graduate Studies website.
Program Learning Outcomes
- Understand advanced biological concepts beyond the scope of the typical undergraduate degree and to increase the depth of their knowledge through coursework and hands-on experiences.
- Apply scientific principles and appreciate work outside of their particular field.
- Effectively communicate about science with colleagues as well as those outside of the student's area of expertise.
- Develop the necessary laboratory skills that will allow testing of hypotheses.
|Courses selected in consultation with academic faculty advisor 1||32|
|Students interested in cell-/molecular-/biomedical-/biotechnology-related areas are encouraged to choose from the following:|
|EUKARYOTIC CELL BIOLOGY |
and SELECTED READINGS IN EUKARYOTIC CELL BIOLOGY
|MAMMALIAN PHYSIOLOGY I|
|MAMMALIAN PHYSIOLOGY II|
|Students interested in ecology are encouraged to choose from the following:|
|WETLAND ECOLOGY AND MANAGEMENT|
|Teachers holding or pursuing K-12 licensure are encourged to choose from the following:|
|EXPERIMENTAL METHODS IN BIOLOGY|
|Minimum Total Credit Hours:||32|