University of Northern Colorado

College of Natural & Health Sciences

Biological Sciences


Sociology Department

1250 Gunter Hall, Campus Box 132

Greeley, CO 80639

United States





Program Information

Degrees Offered:

M.S. - Biological Sciences: Thesis Emphasis; M.S. - Biological Sciences: Non-Thesis Emphasis., PhD. - Biological Education

Format: Campus

Program Description:

PhD. The Doctoral program specializes in training biologists to be experts in their disciplines and outstanding college biology teachers. This degree program allows you to choose between an emphasis on the content of your chosen biology specialty or an emphasis on biology pedagogy. Regardless of which emphasis you choose, you will be trained in some of both to give you a rounded skill-set and the expertise to seek a career as an independent scientist, a college biology teacher, or both! For this reason, our Ph.D. degree is awarded in the area of Biological Education. The graduates of our doctoral program have found 100% employment in their fields. Master’s Program. The Masters program specializes in advanced biology content training. This degree program is ideal for obtaining the advantage that you need for career advancement, preparation for professional schools, or preparation for a PhD program. Both thesis and non-thesis options are available. The Masters of Biological Sciences degree requires 30 credits of study under the mentorship of a faculty advisor. For both degree programs, advanced content training is available in Evolutionary Biology, Immunology, Toxicology, Reproduction, Bioinformatics, Neurophysiology, Virology, Molecular Biology, Plant Physiology and Biotechnology, Animal Physiology and Behavior, Herpetology, Mammalogy, Ecology, Environmental Studies and Microbiology.


North Central Association of Colleges and Schools

International Student Requirements:

• An international student is neither a citizen of the United States nor classified by United States Immigration and Naturalization Service as a Lawful Permanent Resident or Permanent Resident Alien. • International undergraduate, transfer, and graduate applicants must meet English Language proficiency requirements before being fully admitted to the University of Northern Colorado (UNC). One option to demonstrate English Language proficiency is to successfully complete the UNC Intensive English Language Program (IEP). Please see the UNC IEP website for more information ( • International student Undergraduate/Transfer and Graduate applications (on-line submission) with accompanying instructions are found on the UNC website as well. Applications and supporting documents are due at least 90 days prior to the semester to which students plan to enroll, or prior to their major program deadline (if any) for Graduate students.

Facts & Figures

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Intensive

Locale: Small City

Size & Settings: 10,000-19,999

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