The Department of Biology offers courses leading to a Master of Science in Biology and providing minor and support areas for degrees in other fields. See history.
Credit for a 5000-level course is not given to a student with previous undergraduate credit in a similar course. Only 15 hours of 5000-level courses may count toward a graduate degree.
Students pursuing a master's degree in related fields can include 12 to 18 hours of work in Biology.
Students pursuing the Master of Science degree with a major in Biology can include 6 to 9 hours of work in an approved minor or support area.
The University of Texas-Pan American is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award baccalaureate, masters', and doctorate degrees.
International Student Requirements:
Test of English as Foreign language (TOEFL) - A minimum score of 500 (173 for computer based test) is required for all international students from countries whose native language is not English. Test scores must be sent directly to the University of Texas-Pan American from the Testing Agency. Copies of TOEFL scores sent by the applicant are not acceptable.