Biological and Environmental Sciences M.S., Ph.D.
The M.S. and Ph.D. in Biological and Environmental Sciences (BES) are interdisciplinary, interdepartmental graduate degrees that involve faculty from multiple departments in URI’s College of the Environment and Life Sciences (CELS), including Biological Sciences; Cell and Molecular Biology; Fisheries, Animal and Veterinary Science; Geosciences; Natural Resources Science; Nutrition and Food Sciences; and Plant Sciences; as well as faculty from the Graduate School of Oceanography.
Students in the BES graduate degree program pursue research in the specializations described below. Prospective students should indicate which specialization they are interested in when applying to the program and are encouraged to contact individual faculty to learn more about specific graduate research opportunities.
This graduate research group focuses on the molecular basis of life, offering solid foundations in biochemistry, microbiology
The Ecology and Ecosystems (EES) group brings together faculty and graduate students to solve problems at the forefront of ecology and ecosystem science.
This graduate research group focuses on the history, function, and condition of earth’s environments from local to global
This graduate group focuses on the diversity of form and function of organisms from evolutionary and physiological perspectives,
The Sustainable Agriculture and Food Systems (SAFS) graduate specialization takes a systems-based, interdisciplinary approach