Biology M.S. and Ph.d.

M.S. Requirements

The program leading to the master of science degree provides a broad and unified approach to the life sciences, as well as specialization; as evidenced by the selection of courses related to the area of research interests, as well as carrying out significant, original research.

Required Undergraduate Prerequisites

  • Biology bachelor's degree or equivalent
  • Genetics (one course required)
  • Pre-calculus (required)
  • Statistics (one course required)
  • General physics (one year required)
  • General chemistry (one year required)
  • Organic chemistry (one year required)
  • Calculus (recommended)
  • Biochemistry (recommended)
REQUIRED COGNATES48+ Units
BIOL 588 Orientation to Graduate Biology1
BIOL 545Genetics and Speciation4
BIOL 558Philosophy of Science and Origins4
BIOL 607Seminar in Biology (0.5 units each quarter in residence)3+
BIOL 616Research and Experimental Design2
BIOL 617Proposal Writing and Grantsmanship2
BIOL___One course in Biological Systems2
BIOL___One course in Ecology2
BIOL___One course in Organismal Biology12-20
BIOL 698Thesis Research12
REL___Religion3
 TOTAL48+

M.S. Degree (48 quarter units). For more details about the program see the current LLU Catalog here.

Ph.d. Requirements

Required Undergraduate Prerequisites

  • Biology bachelor's degree (M.S. recommended)
  • Genetics (one course required)
  • Pre-calculus (required)
  • Statistics (one course required)
  • General physics (one year required)
  • General chemistry (one year required)
  • Organic chemistry (one year required)
  • Calculus (recommended)
  • Biochemistry (recommended)
REQUIRED COGNATES
BIOL___ Orientation to Graduate Biology1
BIOL 545Genetics and Speciation4
BIOL 558Philosophy of Science and Origins4
BIOL 607Seminar in Biology (0.5 units each quarter in residence)3+
BIOL 616Research and Experimental Design2
BIOL 617Proposal Writing and Grantsmanship2
BIOL___Required Electives6
BIOL___ 2
BIOL___ 12-20
BIOL 699Dissertation Research12
REL___Religion9
 TOTAL---

For more details about the program see the current LLU Catalog here.