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Program Objectives

Bachelor of Arts or Science in Biological Sciences

Students who complete the undergraduate program will demonstrate skills relevant to:

  1. Science literacy.
  2. Critical thinking and communication.
  3. Ethical reasoning.

Master of Science in Biological Sciences (Thesis Track)

The focus of the program is to offer quality graduate level courses in advanced topics in biological science and graduate M.S. students prepared for an advanced degree program (e.g. M.D., D.O., Pharm.D., D.D.S) including those with a research focus (e.g. Ph.D), or research technician positions in industry or academia. Graduating students will be able to:

  1. Conduct original research of significant magnitude for publication
  2. Exhibited knowledge of the scientific study undertaken beyond that expected of a technician.
  3. Write-up and defend research results.

Master of Science in Biological Sciences (Non-Thesis Track)

The focus of the program is to offer quality graduate level courses in advanced topics in biological science and graduate M.S. students prepared for non-research positions or advanced degree programs not involving research (e.g. M.D., D.O., Pharm.D., D.D.S). Graduating students will be able to:

  1. Exhibit knowledge beyond the B.S. level within a selected special focus area of biological science.
  2. Effectively give an oral presentation on the selected area of focus.

Doctor of Philosophy in Biological Sciences

The program’s focus is to offer quality graduate level courses in advanced topics in biology, and to graduate Ph.D. students prepared for leadership roles in both academia and industry. Graduating students will have:

  1. An in-depth understanding of a particular set of sub-fields within the biological sciences, which involves both knowledge of the literature and analytical ability to relate existing studies to alternative theories.
  2. Conducted original research, with a leadership role in the experimental design, and the research will be of a magnitude that it could lead to several publications.
  3. Developed communication skills to function successfully in the scientific community.
  4. Developed research skills to the degree that they can work as independent scientists.