Curriculum for (MA) in Biological Sciences

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The Master of Arts Degree Program in Biological Sciences is designed to expand the scientific backgrounds and competencies of secondary school teachers and to advance the careers of persons in industry, government agencies, and other related positions. The degree course requirements are the same as the MS degree, however, in place of a laboratory research thesis an extensive literature review article is required. The program capitalizes on course work and faculty mentors. The M.A. degree General Biology concentration (MAGB) requirements include a literature based thesis that is reviewed by a committee. The M.A. degree Biology Education (MABE) concentration requirements include partnership with DSU’s Department of Education to take graduate level education courses and a literature based thesis that is reviewed by a committee. The M.A. program requires thirty (30) graduate credits. Master’s candidates in Biology work closely with faculty members to design a literature topic. The program’s small scope and size ensures a high degree of direct interaction between professors and graduate students. Graduate students benefit from professors’ experience as well as their professional and academic networks.

BIOL 505 Experimental Design and Bio-Statistics 3
BIOL 520 Cell Biology 3
BIOL 521 Molecular Biology 3
BIOL 635 Methods in Experimental Biology II 3
BIOL 650 Biological Mechanisms 3
BIOL 689 Literature Research Project I 3
BIOL 689 Literature Research Project II 3
XX-xxx Three electives  9
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