What to Expect
You’ll work alongside dedicated faculty who have created a comprehensive curriculum on topics such as cell and developmental biology, neurobiology and neuromechanical systems, and ecology and evolutionary biology.
We offer both thesis (Plan A) and non-thesis (Plan B) options that require a minimum of 30 semester hours of courses at the 300 level or higher. A minimum of 18 semester hours of formal coursework is required for the thesis degree, and a minimum of 24 semester hours of formal coursework for the non-thesis degree. Should you choose the thesis option, you can pursue our generalist track or specialize in entrepreneurial biotechnology, at which time you’ll focus on a real-world entrepreneurial project with an existing company or startup—connecting you with mentors, advisors, partners, funding sources and ample job opportunities.