Biology/Environmental Science BS/MS

(PLV)

This accelerated combined degree program consists of a total of 150 - 152 credits. However, students must have the necessary prerequisites for graduate courses. Full-time students may complete this program in five years, thus saving one year of full-time study by taking 12 graduate credits in senior year.

For undergraduate curriculum, please see undergraduate section of this catalog. For graduate curriculum, please see Graduate Viewbook of the Dyson College of Arts and Sciences.

Total Undergraduate Biology Major Credits (128)

Includes twelve graduate credits taken in senior year.

Additional Graduate Credits (21-23)

Includes following core courses, one track, and thesis requirement.

Note: Students who meet the admissions criteria of this program must file a formal application with the Office of Graduate Admissions during their junior year of study after receiving approval from their faculty undergraduate advisor.   

Total BS and MS Credits: 149-151

Total Credit Hours: 150-152

Note: Students must file a formal application with the Office of Graduate Admissions during their junior year of undergraduate study after receiving approval from their faculty undergraduate adviser. The criteria for admission to the Graduate portion of the Program are as follows:

  • Completion of at least 64 undergraduate credits and junior class standing with a cumulative GPA of at least 3.00.

  • Completion of all required undergraduate Biology courses with a GPA of at least 3.00.

  • GRE will not be required.

  • Transfer students may be admitted into the Program if they have satisfied all course and admission requirements as noted above.

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