Biology

Biology

Master of Science
Program Strengths
  • 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.

Special Opportunities
  • 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.
Job Opportunities
  • Thesis students often land jobs with governmental agencies and consulting companies.
  • Teaching provides a strong opportunity for interested graduates.

Organizations
  • Sigma Xi
  • Phi Kappa Phi
Facilities
  • 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.
Faculty Specialties/Interests
  • Aquatic biology
  • Plant and animal systematics
  • Field ecology
  • Comparative physiology
  • Cell and molecular biology
  • Applied and basic research