M.S. in Biological Sciences
The M.S. in Biological Sciences covers a broad array of ecological topics and serves the needs of students whose thesis research addresses basic, fundamental ecological principles or of those conducting applied research not involving fish or wildlife management. It may be a terminal degree leading to professional employment as an ecologist, but may also lead to a Ph.D. in Biological Sciences or other discipline. Coursework associated with this degree tends to emphasize fundamental principles of ecology. The M.S in Biological Sciences currently makes up about 20% of our graduate students with 6 M.S. degrees granted in the last three years.
The student's graduate committee will work with the student following a required oral qualifying exam during the second semester in attendance to finalize the following required plan of study. The committee may require additional electives for completing a master's degree in the Department of Ecology.
M.S. in Biological Sciences Program
|BIOE 554||Foundations of Ecology & Mgmt||1|
|BIOE 555||Communication in Ecol Sciences||1|
|BIOE 521||Conservation Biology|
|BIOE 548||Conservation Genetics|
|BIOE 532||Physiological Plant Ecol|
|WILD 501||Appl Population Ecology|
|BIOE 542||Community Ecology|
|BIOE 515||Landscape Ecol & Mgmt|
|LRES 568||Ecosystem Biogeochem|