MS Biological Sciences

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Required Courses
BIO 501Molecular & Cellular Biology4
BIO 502Biology of Organisms4
BIO 503Population Biology4
BIO 561Proposal Writing for Biological Research3
BIO 590Seminar in Biology3
BIO 591Trends in Biology2
BIO 599Thesis9
Select from the following: 14
Analytical Methods in Ecology
Multivariate Biometry
Applied Experimental Design and Regression Models
Design and Analysis of Experiments I
Applied Regression Analysis
Electives
Additional units at the 400 or 500 level. 1 212
Total units45
1

If a STAT course is chosen, Electives must include 3 units taken within the Biological Sciences Department at Cal Poly in order to meet the program requirement of 32 units.

2

Students planning to be Teaching Assistants at Cal Poly must take BIO 574. 

All 45 units must be acceptable for graduate credit and in accordance with Graduate Guidelines of the Biological Sciences Department. Coursework must include 32 units taken within the Biological Sciences Department at Cal Poly. To complete the degree the GRE Advanced Biology exam must be passed with a score of 650 or better. For further information, students should communicate with the Chair of the Biological Sciences Department or with the Director of the Graduate and Research Committee.