Graduate Biology

Program Description


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Program Description

The master’s degree in general biology is an academic degree designed for working professionals. This program requires completion of either an original thesis or six (6) additional elective units and a comprehensive exam.

The thesis option is appropriate for those who wish to design and carry out an original research project in teaching and learning in biology.  The comprehensive exam option is appropriate for those who wish to take more biology coursework to supplement their background knowledge. 

Student Learning Outcomes

Candidates who complete the Master of Science in General Biology program will be able to:

  • Discuss major concepts and theories in biology;
  • Carry out and communicate various experimental methods and types of data analysis;
  • Demonstrate knowledge and skills in critical thinking, such as analysis and synthesis, as applied to primary literature in the field of biology, as well as in science education or science leadership; and
  • Distinguish between science and faith, and recognize the potential compatibility of the two domains.