Catalog 2010-2012

Combined B.A./M.S. or B.S./M.S. Program Biology

The B.A./M.S. or B.S./M.S. degree program is a five-year program offered on the thesis option only, leading to both the B.A./B.S. and M.S. degrees in biology. This program prepares students for doctoral graduate studies in biology and it provides training for work as a biologist in academic, industrial, and government laboratories. Students interested in this program can declare their intent by the end of the junior year, provided they have an overall grade point average (GPA) of 3.00 or above. An Application for Admission to Graduate Study should be completed and the student's interest in the Combined B.A./M.S. or B.S./M.S. Program in Biology indicated on the application itself. Application for graduate admission can be found at

Once admitted to the program, undergraduate students (who are classified as seniors), may register for a maximum of 12 hours of graduate credit as a senior, with the approval of the student=s advisor, the instructor of the course(s), and the head(s) of the department(s) offering the course(s).  See policies and procedures on pages xxx, xxx.  Actual admission to graduate study and classification as a graduate student commences the term after the student has completed the baccalaureate.

Refer to the M.S. Biology Major on page xxx for program requirements.