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Biological Sciences Department


MS - Biological Sciences, Concentration in Organismal Biology, Conservation and Ecology

Completing Requirements for the MS - Biological Sciences, Concentration in Organismal Biology, Conservation and Ecology

See the introduction to department graduate programs for policies governing admission to classified standing for all master's programs in biology. All students, in consultation with their graduate faculty advisor and committee members, must prepare a master's degree program for approval by the Department Graduate Coordinator and the Associate Vice President of Graduate Studies and Research.

Students in this degree program emphasize botany, entomology, zoology or conservation biology through choice of advisor, committee, course work and thesis.

A Master of Science degree in Marine Science is available through San José State University at Moss Landing Marine Laboratories. See appropriate section of this catalog.


Course Requirements

Graduate Competency in Writing0
At SJSU, students must pass the graduate competency in writing requirement. For information on the Competency in Writing Requirement, please see http://info.sjsu.edu/gcw.html.
Requirement of the Masters30
Core Courses4
BIOL 201. Graduate Seminar in Biological Sciences0.5
BIOL 202. Graduate Studies in Biology3
Additional Courses1-4
Any approved 255 course (any department prefix or suffix)
Culminating Experience1-3
BIOL 299. Master's Thesis or Project1-4
Electives19-24
100- or 200-level courses chosen with advisor consent

Total Units:30

All students must demonstrate competency in written English. A public seminar on the thesis must be given.

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