Graduate Programs

College of the Environment and Life Sciences

Curriculum EES Specialization [ biological and environmental sciences m.s., ph.d. ]

Core Courses

All students are strongly recommended to take the following coursework (the student’s committee may require additional courses as appropriate).

  • BIO 500: Advanced Science Ethics
  • BIO 501: Advanced Scientific Communication
  • BIO/GEO 572: Advanced Evolutionary Biology
  • BIO 581/582: Biological Sciences Colloquium
  • BIO 695: Graduate Seminar

Other Suggested Courses

  • BIO 404: Comparative Vertebrate Anatomy
  • MIC 409: Marine Micrograzers
  • BIO/NRS 417: Herpetology
  • BIO 418: Ecology of Marine Plants
  • OCG 420: Deep-sea Biology
  • BIO 437: Fundamentals of Molecular Biology
  • BIO 441: Environmental Physiology of Animals
  • BIO 445: Endocrinology I
  • MIC 447: Experimental Cell Biology
  • MIC 450: Practical Tools for Molecular Sequence Analysis
  • MIC 451: Laboratory in Cell Biology
  • OCG 451: Oceanographic Science
  • BIO 452: Advanced Topics In Genetics
  • BIO/MIC 453: Cell Biology
  • BIO 455: Marine Ecology
  • BIO 457: Marine Ecology Laboratory
  • BIO 467: Animal Behavior
  • BIO 480: Community Ecology
  • BIO 485: Salt Marsh Ecology
  • BIO 500: Advanced Science Ethics
  • GEO 501: Vertebrate Paleontology
  • BIO 502: Introduction to Neurobiology
  • MIC 502: Techniques of Molecular Biology
  • MIC 506: Biology of Eukaryotic Microorganisms/Protists
  • BIO 508: Seminar in Biological Literature
  • BIO 511: Special Readings in Developmental Plant Anatomy
  • BIO 512: Evolution and Diversity of Fishes
  • BIO 513: Functional Morphology
  • BIO 515: Light Microscopy Research Methods
  • BIO/NRS 517: Herpetology
  • ENT 520: Insect Morphology and Physiology
  • BIO/MIC 521: Recent Advances in Cell and Molecular Biology
  • MIC 522: Bioinformatics I
  • BIO 524: Methods In Plant Ecology
  • BIO 536: Seminar in Plant Stress Physiology
  • BIO 541: Comparative Physiology of Marine Animals
  • BIO 544: Insect Ecology
  • BIO 545: Endocrinology II
  • BIO 550: Advanced Topics In Neurobiology
  • ENT 550: Insect Taxonomy And Systematics
  • BIO 551: Seminar In Marine Ecology
  • BIO 553: Regulatory Processes in Eucaryotic Cells
  • BIO 560: Seminar in Plant Ecology
  • ENT 561: Aquatic Entomology
  • MIC 561: Recent Advances in Molecular Cloning
  • OCG 561: Biological Oceanography
  • BIO 563: Biology and Ecology of Fishes
  • BIO 564: Elasmobranch Biology
  • BIO 571: Natural Selection
  • BIO/GEO 572: Advanced Evolutionary Biology
  • BIO 579: Advanced Genetics Seminar
  • BES 593/594: Special Topics in Biological Sciences
  • BIO 642: Seminar In Physiology
  • BIO 654: Seminar in Ichthyology
  • OCG 665: Marine Bio-optics and Remote Sensing
  • OCG 670: Fish Population Dynamics
  • BIO 691/692: Biological Problems
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