For a student in the Master of Science in Biology program, there are a variety of concentrations that you can pursue within either the thesis or non-thesis option. The thesis option is designed for students who intend to pursue research-oriented careers in science. Many students who choose this option move into Ph.D. programs. The non-thesis option is designed for students who do not intend to pursue research-oriented careers in science. Most of these students intend to pursue either a medical or teaching career.
Regardless of what track you choose, all graduates of this program will successfully complete at least one course each in cellular/molecular, ecology/evolution and organismal biology before receiving a master's degree.