The program director must approve the elective selections based upon the student's career goals and objectives. Students are required to take the following two courses or six credit hours as part of the guided electives section: BIO 5280 and BIO 5550. It is recommended that students take at least one course in research.
Each candidate must select and successfully complete a Master's Research Project as the final product of the program and successfully complete a Comprehensive Exit Oral Interview. The Research Project must be approved by the candidate's graduate committee.