M.S. Degree Requirements
The curriculum normally requires a minimum of 30 semester credit hours. Half of these hours are usually formal course work and the remainder research and thesis. Students generally must complete the IGPBS core curriculum. Other required courses are BCHM 862, BCHM 890, and BCHM 899. The student is expected to participate in the teaching program during the second year of study.
The student must maintain a B average in nonresearch and nonseminar credit hours as well as an overall grade-point average of B. Upon completion of research work, the student writes a thesis, presents it as a formal seminar, and defends it to a thesis committee. A final draft of the thesis, approved by the research advisor, is given to the thesis committee at least 3 weeks before the final oral defense.