Dual Degree Programs
The Department of Biological Sciences, in conjunction with several other Schools, Departments, and Programs on campus, offers several five-year dual degree programs. These include:
B.S. in Biological Sciences / M.S. in Education
Students begin as a Biology major, taking all Biology requirements. In the third year, students apply to the School of Education for admission into the M.S. program. During the fourth year, students begin taking education courses and, during the fifth year, take exclusively education courses.
B.S. in Biological Sciences / M.S. in Environmental Science and Management
Students apply directly to the Environmental Science and Management program and, after acceptance, can choose to study for a B.S. in Biological Sciences, Chemistry, or Environmental Science.
All the requirements for the Biology degree are the same as for a Biology major but, in the forth year, courses in environmental science are taken. These courses count toward biology electives and ESM requirements.
B.S. in Biology / M.S. in Biotechnology
The M.S. in Biotechnology provides the benefits of an advanced degree with only one additional year of study. Early admission into the program will allow you to start earning graduate credits while still an undergraduate student with all of the financial advantages involved.
Many biotechnology courses are taught in the evening and late afternoon at times that allow undergraduates enrolled in the 4+1 program to easily schedule graduate electives that count toward the M.S. in Biotechnology.