Academic Catalog

Biological Sciences (M.A.)

Admission Requirements

Admission to this program is contingent upon admission to the Graduate School. In addition, applicants are expected to have attained a level of scholarship in the baccalaureate program equal to a grade point average of 3.0 or better, including adequate preparation in biological sciences and supporting courses in chemistry, physics and mathematics. Normally, the entering student will be expected to have fulfilled the equivalent of the requirements for the Bachelor of Arts (or Bachelor of Science) degree at Wayne State University and to satisfy any deficiencies by course work before becoming a candidate for the advanced degree.

Program Requirements

The Department offers the Master of Arts degree under the Plan C option requiring thirty-two credits of coursework. Course requirements include the following:

Plan C: Thirty-two credits in course work are required, with a minimum of seven graduate level courses completed in the Department of Biological Sciences. Cognate credits may be taken in other College of Liberal Arts and Sciences departments, the College of Education, or the School of Medicine with approval from the Departmental Graduate Officer. All students must meet with the Departmental Graduate Officer, Dr. Edward Golenberg, once each semester for approval of course selections.

Students must elect courses according to Departmental requirements.

Candidacy: Applicants become degree candidates after completing twelve credit hours of course work and filing a Plan of Work which must be approved and signed by the Departmental Graduate Officer.

Academic Scholarship: All course work must be completed in accordance with the regulations of the Graduate School and the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.

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