The Department of Biological Sciences offers research opportunities for advanced study at the master's and doctoral levels.
Master of Science Degree
The Master of Science (MS) degree, with options in biology or neuroscience, is a research degree requiring a thesis with a minimum of 30 semester credits.
Doctor of Philosophy Degree
The Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degree has options in biology, microbiology/molecular biology/biochemistry, or neuroscience. The PhD is a research degree requiring a thesis with a minimum of 78 semester credits. The credit totals for both degrees include credit for dissertation research.
Research in the Department
Research in the department is clustered in several focus areas, utilizing a variety of microorganism, plant, or animal models: Biomedicine, Cellular and Molecular Biology, Evolution and Ecology, and Neuroscience.
For more complete information on research concentrations, please see the faculty profile pages and the faculty research lab web pages.