This co-terminal degree, administered by the Department of Biology, allows you to complete both a bachelor’s and a master’s degree in as few as five years. A thesis is required.
The degree is designed to prepare you to pursue a career in research in industry, government, or a college or university as a research technologist. If continuing gradutate school is your goal, this program will give you a head start.
You should declare your intent to pursue the degree as early as possible to facilitate advising. Formal admittance occurs after your third year of study, and you must have a grade point average of 3.3 or better. You must secure a position in a research lab in your fourth year and take BIOL 491 and BIOL 591 to complete your thesis.