College of Arts & Sciences
Plan D - with thesis (31 credits)
I.  Complete a total of 31 credits as follows:
  • 11 credits:

 BIOL 6113
 Biostatistics
 
 BIOL 8201
 Biology Seminar for M.S. Students I
 
 BIOL 8202
 Biology Seminar for M.S. Students II
 
 BIOL 8601-05
Research for master’s Thesis I-V (Two thesis courses are required for the degree.  However, the student may register for more than two, as needed.)    

  • 15 credits form the Microbiology Course Group; at least half of these must have a labor component.
  • 3 credits:

 BIOL 6231
 Molecular Biology
 
 BIOL 6233
 Metabolic Pathways
 
 CHEM 6501
 General Biochemistry
 

  • 2 credits from either Microbiology Course Group or Biology Course Group
  • Make an oral presentation of thesis at the Graduate Biology Symposium
  • Submit an acceptable thesis based on laboratory research three months before the expected degree completion date with an oral defense two weeks before the expected completion date


Plan E - without thesis (34 credits)
I.  Complete a total of 31 credits as follows: 
  • 5 credits:

 BIOL 6113
 Biostatistics  
 BIOL 8201
 Biology Seminar for M.S. Students I
 
 BIOL 8202
 Biology Seminar for M.S. Students II  

  • 20 credits from the Microbiology Course Group; at least half of these must have a laboratory component
  • 1 credit from either of the following:

 BIOL 7291
 Selected Topics in Molecular Biology
 
 BIOL 7292
 Selected Topics in Immunology
 
 BIOL 7491
 Selected Topics in Microbiology
 
 BIOL 7492
 Selected Topics in Virology
 

  • 3 credits from the following:

 BIOL 6231
 Molecular Biology
 
 BIOL 6233
 Metabolic Pathways in Living Systems
 
 CHEM 6501
 General Biochemistry
 

  • 5 credits from either Microbiology Course Group of Biology Course Group
  • Prepare a library research paper in conjunction with Selected Topic course. Selected Topics must be taken two semesters before the expected completion of degree.
  • Oral presentation of research results is to be given during the last semester at the Graduate Biology Symposium.

Examine the full list of course offerings and their descriptions in the Seton Hall University Graduate Catalogue. (Adobe Acrobat Reader required.)

Seminar Requirements  
All students are required to attend weekly seminars for a minimum of four semesters for the M.S. degree. Seminars include presentations by guest speakers and opportunities to discuss research projects.

Research Support  
The Department of Biological Sciences faculty maintain active research programs sponsored through federal funding, including the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the National Science Foundation (NSF). Collaborative research programs with local biotechnology, pharmaceutical, and academic institutions provide further research training opportunities.


Director of Graduate Studies
Carroll Rawn, Ph.D.

(973) 761-9054
carroll.rawn@shu.edu
McNulty Hall, 410

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