The Department of Biology graduate program offers three degrees: a thesis M.S. (Plan A) in Zoology, a more coursework-oriented non-thesis M.S. (Plan B) in Zoology, and the Ph.D in Zoology.

The thesis M.S. and the Ph.D. are research-oriented degrees, intended primarily for students intending a career involving research.

The non-thesis M.S. requires less research experience than does the thesis M.S. and so is appropriate for students planning non-research careers, such as teaching or government service, as well as those planning research careers.

The Department of Biology now offers a NEW degree! Marine Biology Graduate Program

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Last Modified: 
03/20/2014 at 11:08am