Department of Biology

The Graduate Curriculm

Graduate courses in biology carry either a 5000 or 6000 course number. Although both 5000 and 6000 level courses count for graduate credit, no more than 30 percent of the hours required for a master's degree may derive from 5000 level courses. Candidates for the MS degree may elect an "area of specialization" within the field of biology. Those who elect to specialize must take at least nine (9) semester hours, in addition to research and thesis, in the area of specialization. Current areas of specialization include: botany (B), cell and molecular biology (C), ecology (E), genetics (G), microbiology (M), physiology (P), or zoology (Z). If an area of specialization is elected, it must be so indicated on the Research and Thesis Approval Form submitted to the Graduate Coordinator at or before the time the Candidacy Form is filed in the Graduate Office. At least nine semester hours must be taken in the declared area of specialization.

Listed below are the current graduate course offerings in biology, the term in which each course is usually offered, and the specialty areas to which each course may be applied, if any. See graduate guidelines page 5-6 for new listings.

Course
#

Title

Credit
Hours

When
Offered

Specialization
Area

5010 Embryology
4
Spring
Z
5020 Comparative Anatomy of the Vertebrates
4
Fall Z
5030 Non-Flowering Plants
4
Fall
B
5040 General Entomology
3
Fall
Z
5050 Parasitology
3
Spring
M, Z
5100 History and Philosophy of Biology
3
Spring, even years
5120 Flowering Plants
4
Spring
B
5130 Histology
4
Spring
Z, P
5140 Invertebrate Zoology
4
Fall
Z
5170 Endocrinology
3
Fall, odd years
P, Z
5180 Vertebrate Zoology
4
Fall, summer
Z
5220 Ichthyology
4
Fall, even years
Z
5240 General Ecology
4
Fall, Spring
E
5250 Limnology
4
Spring
E
5330 Biome Analysis
1-4
Summer
E
5390 Ethology
4
Spring, odd years
Z
5460 Human Genetics
3
Spring
G, Z
5500 Plant Physiology
4
Spring
B, P
5510 Food/Industrial Microbiology
4
Fall
M
5520 Plant Anatomy
4
Spring, even years
B
5550 Biotechnology
3
Fall, Spring, Summer
B,C,G,M,P,Z
5560 Neurobiology
3
Fall, even years
Z, P
5570 Principles of Toxicology
3
Spring, even years
E, P
5580 Marine Biology
4
Spring
B, E, Z
6060 Advanced Dendrology
3
Fall
B
6070 Plants and Man
3
Spring
B
6080 Advanced Mycology
4
Spring, odd years
B, M
6120 Aquatic Ecology
3
Fall, odd years
E
6130 Ornithology
3
On demand
Z
6180 Mammalogy
3
On demand
Z
6200 Speciation
3
Spring
Z
6210 Protozoology
3
On demand
Z
6220 Herpetology
3
Spring,
odd years
Z
6270 Cell Metabolism
3
On demand C, P
6290 Advanced Scanning Electron Microscopy
4
Fall
6330 Principles of Physiology
4
Fall, Spring, Summer
C, P
6350 Biostatistical Analysis
4
Fall, Spring
6360 Energy Dispersive X-ray Analysis
1
Spring
6380 Experimental Immunology
3
Fall, Spring
M, C
6390 Advanced Cell and Molecular Biology
4
Fall. Spring
C, G, P
6400 Medicinal Plants
3
Fall, even years
B
6410 Adv. Transmitting Electron Microscopy
4
Spring
6430 Clinical and Pathogenic Microbiology
4
Fall, Spring
M
6440 Advanced Virology
4
Fall
M, C
6450 Advancements in Molecular Genetics
4
Fall
M, C, G
6460 Conservation Biology (Prereq. 4240/5240)
4
Spring
E
6500 Special Problems in Biology (Internship)
4
Fall, Spring, Summer
6590 Environmental Toxicology
4
Spring
E, P
6620 Biological Research
3
Fall, Spring, Summer
6640 Thesis Research
1-6
Fall, Spring, Summer
6650 Seminar
1
Fall, Spring
6660 Seminar
2
Fall, Spring
6700 Plant-Animal Interactions
3
Fall of odd years
B, E
6710 Biostatistical Analysis II
4
On demand
6720 Advanced Animal Development
4
Spring
C, Z
6730 Adv. Microbial Physiology/Biochemistry
4
Spring, even years
M, P
6760 Bioinformatics
4
Spring B,C,G,M,P,Z
6770 Issues in Biotechnology
2
Fall

Required for M.S. 6620 Biological Research 3
6640 Thesis 3
6650 Seminar 1
6660 Seminar 2
9