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 COGNATES 48+ Units
BIOL 588  Orientation to Graduate Biology 1
BIOL 545 Genetics and Speciation 4
BIOL 558 Philosophy of Science and Origins 4
BIOL 607 Seminar in Biology (0.5 units each quarter in residence) 3+
BIOL 616 Research and Experimental Design 2
BIOL 617 Proposal Writing and Grantsmanship 2
BIOL___ One course in Biological Systems 2
BIOL___ One course in Ecology 2
BIOL___ One course in Organismal Biology 12-20
BIOL 698 Thesis Research 12
REL___ Religion 3
  TOTAL 48+

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 Biology 1
BIOL 545 Genetics and Speciation 4
BIOL 558 Philosophy of Science and Origins 4
BIOL 607 Seminar in Biology (0.5 units each quarter in residence) 3+
BIOL 616 Research and Experimental Design 2
BIOL 617 Proposal Writing and Grantsmanship 2
BIOL___ Required Electives 6
BIOL___   2
BIOL___   12-20
BIOL 699 Dissertation Research 12
REL___ Religion 9
  TOTAL ---

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