Master of Science
- Both thesis and non-thesis tracks.
- Students pursuing a thesis would complete an independent research project under the direction of a faculty mentor while other students take a comprehensive exam as a capstone course instead of preparing a thesis.
- Having both tracks provides maximum flexibility to tailor a program of study around the student.
- All students regardless of degree track can participate in faculty directed student research.
- In addition to involving students in research and internships, faculty mentors work with students as colleagues to identify and foster career opportunities.
- A limited number of teaching assistantships available on a competitive basis provide students with communication skills important in virtually all careers.
- Students who leave the program for medical school can transfer credits from the first year of medical school back to UWG for completion of their MS degree in Biology.
- Thesis students often land jobs with governmental agencies and consulting companies.
- Teaching provides a strong opportunity for interested graduates.
- Classrooms are equipped with state of the art technology for multimedia presentation and real time student response monitoring.
- Instructional laboratories receive regular updates of scientific equipment, models, specimens and supplies.
- The Biology Department maintains a large repertoire of modern equipment available to meet instructional and research needs both in the field and in the laboratory.
- Aquatic biology
- Plant and animal systematics
- Field ecology
- Comparative physiology
- Cell and molecular biology
- Applied and basic research