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Student researchStudents enrolled as biology majors may work toward one of three Bachelor of Science degrees,  B.S. in biology, B.S. in biology education, and  B.S. in medical laboratory science.  The department offers a core of courses designed to provide students with extensive information.  Additionally, 23-24 hours of electives may be chosen from a variety of available courses, allowing students to tailor their specific academic program toward individual goals.

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M.S. in Biology

students in labThe mission of the biology department M.S. program is to provide students with content knowledge and training beyond that provided by the B.S. in biology degree; to prepare students for further graduate studies or for career opportunities in education, research, medicine, allied health, or other professional areas; and to prepare students to be leaders in the sciences by developing the skills and abilities necessary to function as productive, creative, ethical and engaged scientists as determined by community, state, national and international needs. This is achieved through selected coursework, research design and experimentation, faculty mentoring, and interactions with peer communities.

Contact: Paul Stone, Ph.D., graduate committee chairperson

Consult the biology department's Program Guide or the UCO Jackson College of Graduate Studies website.