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.
|Graduate Competency in Writing||0|
|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.|
|A grade of "B" or better in BIOL 202 will satisfy the graduate competency in writing requirement|
|Requirements of the Masters||30|
|BIOL 201. Graduate Seminar in Biological Sciences||1|
|BIOL 202. Graduate Studies in Biology||3|
|BIOL 298. Research||4-7|
|BIOL 218. Evolution||3|
|BIOL 256. Advanced Experimental Design and Analysis||3|
|BIOL 255E. Advanced Topics: Ecology and Evolution||3|
|BIOL 299. Master's Thesis or Project||1|
|BIOL 255E. Advanced Topics: Ecology and Evolution||3-12|
|BIOL 255P. Seminar in Advanced Biology: Physiology||3|
|BIOL 255M. Advanced Topics:Molecular & Microbiology||3|
|BIOL 255L. Advanced Biology Laboratory||3|
|100- or 200-level courses chosen with advisor consent|
All students must demonstrate competency in written English. A public seminar on the thesis must be given.