This certificate program will provide students with graduate level training in biological sciences without the requirement for a thesis or dissertation. The graduate level courses in biological sciences increase their knowledge of biology and related fields, strengthen their skills in problem-solving, literature review, and written and oral presentations. These skills will increase their job prospects and make them more competitive for graduate degree programs.
- A minimum of 12 hours of upper-division undergraduate coursework in biological sciences or a closely related discipline
- A minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.0
- Minimal internet TOEFL of 79 if applicable
- The GRE is required but there is no minimum GRE score requirement
Applicants will supply the Departmental Admissions Committee with academic transcripts, resume or curriculum vitae, one letter of recommendation, General Graduate Record Exam (GRE) scores, and TOEFL scores (if applicable).
The Graduate Certificate in Biological Sciences is an 18 credit hour program. Students must select a minimum of nine credits of the formal graduate lecture courses offered by the Department of Biological Sciences. The remaining nine credit hours may consist of additional biological sciences graduate level lecture courses, graduate research credits in biology, or a combination thereof. Students are encouraged to attend a Graduate Seminar in Biological Sciences or Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, although only one credit hour of Seminar (BIOL 5130) may count toward the Graduate Certificate in Biological Sciences. Only A and B grades in the biology graduate courses are considered passing grades. Biological Sciences Graduate Certificate students must maintain an overall GPA of 3.0 or higher.
|Select eighteen hours from the following:||18|
|Ethical, Soc/Pol Dimensions|
|Prof Skills Devel Eco Evo|
|Rsrch Proposals in Eco Evo|
|Select Adv Topics Biol Science|
|Resrch Biological Science (up to 9 hours can apply)|
|Rsrch Funding & Prof Developmt|
|Advances Immunological Concept|
|Advances in Ecological Theory|
|Physiology of Bacterial Cell|
|Intro Bio I:Basic Seq. Comp.|
|Intro Bio II: Gene Find/Compar|