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The Master of Science in Biological Sciences offers students the opportunity to pursue advanced training in many areas of modern biology. The size of the program facilitates close contact between the student and graduate faculty from the Department of Biological Sciences.

Experiences provided by the graduate faculty in formal courses, research laboratories, and in diverse field situations are the basis not only for degree requirements but also for continuation of their postgraduate education and placement in a career in the biological sciences.


In addition to laboratory and computer facilities, the department houses a tissue culture laboratory; a GIS facility; a biotechnology center; insect, fish, and mammal collections; vascular plant, fungi, and lichen herbarium; and a multi-room greenhouse used for teaching and research.

Our location offers easy access to a number of outdoor areas useful for teaching and research. These include state parks, nature preserves, local streams, rivers, reservoirs, and water sheds.