The Department of Biology offers the Master of Science with two tracks: the MS with thesis, and the MS without thesis. The Biology program of the University of Central Arkansas is a general one in which breadth is emphasized, but the thesis candidate is expected to acquire depth in a particular area. The thesis track allows students to carry out original research through mentoring from a major professor in that professor’s specialty. This track provides training relevant to research-based careers in biology and health sciences. Some examples of career options appropriate for students in this track include research technicians/associates in academic and corporate settings, scientists for state and federal agencies, and doctoral programs.
The non-thesis track is an appropriate option for careers that do not require research, but would benefit from advanced biological education. These include practice-focused professional programs (e.g., medicine, optometry, physical therapy), management positions, environmental policy, and teaching at the secondary or community-college level.
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- Field Studies in Biology
- Conservation Education
- Scanning Electron Microscopy and Microanalysis
- Neurodevelopment and Pathology
- 12 months
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DisciplinesBiology Biochemistry View 194 other Masters in Biochemistry in United States
- A baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution
- Minimum cumulative undergraduate GPA of 2.70 on a scale of 4.00 OR at least a 3.00 in the last 60 hours of undergraduate study
- A departmental application form
- A curriculum vita/résumé
- Statement of purpose/cover letter
- Two letters of support
International15324 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 7662 USD per semester and a duration of 12 months.
National15324 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 7662 USD per semester and a duration of 12 months.
In-State6690 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 3345 USD per semester and a duration of 12 months.
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