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  Nov 18, 2017
 
 
    
2017-2018 Graduate Catalog

Biology, (Accelerated BS/MS)


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Accelerated B.S./M.S. Program


This program allows outstanding undergraduates to begin coursework for the Master of Science with thesis in Biology during their senior year. Students are encouraged to begin planning to enter the accelerated B.S./M.S. program early in their undergraduate career, in consultation with their advisor in the Department of Biological Sciences. Undergraduates selected into this program begin a carefully tailored course of study allowing them to complete their B.S. degree while beginning research and coursework toward their M.S. To apply, students must have a minimum 3.25 grade point average and must submit two letters of recommendation and a copy of their transcript to the Department of Biological Sciences. Applications must be submitted by the middle of the junior year and must be sponsored by a graduate faculty member. Students must also apply to the Graduate School for combination senior status (nondegree), which allows them to take graduate courses in biology. To continue in the program past the B.S. students must apply for full admission into the Graduate School and into the Department of Biological Sciences M.S. program. Up to 9 hours of graduate course work may be applied to both the undergraduate and graduate programs. Detailed program and application information is available in the Biology Advising and Resource Center.

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