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Degree Requirements

Course Requirements

    50 hours of graduate credit including:

    Core Areas of Study

    Ecology, Evolution, and Population Biology

    Genetics, Cell and Molecular Biology

    Physiology and Neurobiology

    BIO 490 - Special Topics, as appropriate, may also be approved in one of the three core areas.

    Advancement to Candidacy

    Based upon results of a qualifying examination taken near the end of the third quarter of the student's first full year of course work.

    Final Project Requirement

    Based upon an independent library research project under the supervision of a faculty member.  Up to four credit hours of BIO 496 RESEARCH may be taken to complete the Final Project.


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