Biological Sciences Department

MA - Biological Sciences

Students in this degree program emphasize areas of General Biology, Microbiology, Molecular Biology or Physiology through choice of advisor, committee, course work and examination.

Course Requirements

Graduation Writing Assessment Requirement
At SJSU, students must pass the Graduation Writing Assessment Requirement (GWAR). For information on the GWAR, please see
Requirements of the Masters30
At least 15 units must be 200-level courses.
Core Courses5-7
BIOL 201. Graduate Seminar in Biological Sciences0.5
BIOL 202. Graduate Studies in Biology3
BIOL 284. Master's Directed Reading1-3
Additional Courses1-4
Any approved 255 course (any department prefix or suffix)
Culminating Experience19-24
100- or 200-level courses chosen with advisor consent

Total Units:30

All students must complete the Graduation Writing Assessment Requirement. Final written and oral examination must be completed.