☜ Preface

Contents
Preface
Philosophy
Admission Policies
Requirements for the Degree:
I. Time Limits for Degrees
II. Supervisory Committee
III. Required Courses
IV. Teaching Requirement
V. Program of Studies
VI. MS Prospectus
VII. PhD Proposal
VIII. Graduate Examinations
IX. Timetable
Annual Reviews
Financial Support
Registration
Miscellaneous
Appendices:
I: Residency
II: Student Travel
III: Dual Compensation
IV: English Competency
V: Graduate Appeals Policy
VI: Teaching Assistants Manual
VII: Neuroscience Program
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PHILOSOPHY

The program of graduate study in the Department of Biological Science is designed to transform an individual from student to professional scholar. Awarding of the degree signifies that the individual is qualified to join the community of scholars and is recognized as an authority in the discipline.

Graduate education is one of the most important missions of the department. Thus, effort is made to provide both financial and professional support for qualified research-based graduate students. The goal of such support is to facilitate progress toward the graduate degree while contributing to the teaching and research effort of the university. Secondarily, an additional goal of the Department is to provide course opportunities for continuing graduate scholars to assist career enhancements.

☞ Admission Policies