Master of Science (M.S.) in Biology, Ph.D. in Biology
The primary objective is to offer to qualified students opportunities for advanced study in the biological sciences leading to the Master of Science and Doctor of Philosophy degrees. The department has organized its courses to provide students with a broad-based background in biology with an emphasis on cell and molecular biology and to prepare them for advanced study and research in several areas including intracellular trafficking, signal transduction and cellular responses to stress, including aging and programmed cell death.
The Department of Biological Sciences offers both M.S. and Ph.D. degree programs focusing on Cell and Molecular Biology. Approximately 40 graduate students of diverse backgrounds are enrolled in these programs at any one time. The relatively small size of our program encourages intensive faculty/student interaction in both the classroom and laboratory. In many cases, the laboratory setting includes undergraduates, M.S. students, and doctoral students guided by postdoctoral fellows as well as faculty, creating a dynamic environment with intellectual exchange occurring at many levels.