Requirements for M.S.

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Requirements for Plan I M.S. in Animal Biology

1. A minimum of 30 units of course work (100 and 200 level).

Of that 30 units:

  • At least 6 units should be graded graduate level (>200) course work.
  • At minimum of 2 units should be Animal Biology 290, Graduate Research Seminar
  • A minimum of 6 units should be Animal Biology 299, Graduate Research; or Animal Biology 290C, Research Conference.
  • A maximum of 12 units should be Animal Biology 299, Graduate Research Units.

2. Completion of an original research project written as a MS thesis signed by major professor and at least two additional thesis committee members. Ideally, the original data will be published as a scientific paper.

Requirements for Plan II M.S. in Animal Biology

1. A minimum of 36 units of course work (100 and 200 level). Of that 30 units:

  • At least 18 units should be graded graduate level (>200) course work
  • A minimum of 9 additional units of graded course work (100 or 200 level)
  • A minimum of 6 units should be Animal Biology 299, Graduate Research Units (per University regulations a maximum of 9 units will be counted toward the 36 unit requirement)
  • A minimum of 2 units should be Animal Biology 290, Graduate Research Seminar

2. A paper written in scientific format and signed off by major professor.

3. Pass an oral exam covering the breadth of Animal Biology and an area of depth.

 

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