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Master of Science in Biological Sciences


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The College of Arts and Sciences at LSUS administers a thesis and a non-thesis health science preparatory graduate program leading to the M.S. degree in Biological Sciences.

The thesis option offers a basic science approach to the study of any one of the following concentrations: cellular and molecular biology, field and organismal biology, environmental biology, and computational biology. The program of study consists of a minimum of 30 semester hours. The thesis option includes at least 24 hours of course work and at least 6 hours of thesis. The 6 hours of thesis will be directed by a member of the graduate faculty in one of the academic departments within the School of Sciences in the LSUS College of Arts and Sciences.

The non-thesis  health sciences concentration is available for those students who desire a non-thesis option as a means of preparing for a profession in the health sciences. The non-thesis option includes 30 hours of course work and a qualifying exam.

Information about either of these programs can be found in the links listed below.

Information Sheet About the MS in Biological SciencesCurriculum Information For the MS in Biological Sciences