Biological Sciences

The graduate program in the Department of Biological Sciences is designed to prepare students for careers in research and teaching. Critical thinking skills and technical expertise are achieved primarily through dissertation research beginning with a firm foundation of course work and seminars.

 

Since the field of biology is broad, ranging from molecules and cells to organisms and ecosystems, the research interests of the faculty in the Department of Biological Sciences and the course offerings within the department are extremely diverse. Flexibility is the key, allowing students to pursue individual interests and complete the requirements for graduation by taking specialized courses in the Department of Biological Sciences or other departments either in the Medical School or the College of Arts and Sciences. In addition, the Department of Biological Sciences offers training in teaching, since graduate students serve as teaching assistants for one or more semesters in the course of their graduate training.

 

RESEARCH FOCUS IN BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES
GENETICS
DEVELOPMENTAL BIOLOGY
MOLECULAR BIOLOGY
NEUROBIOLOGY
BIOCHEMISTRY / STRUCTURAL BIOLOGY
CELL BIOLOGY
ECOLOGY / EVOLUTION
ORGANISMAL BIOLOGY