The College of Science and Mathematics offers Master's of Science degrees in three disciplines within the Natural Sciences: Biology Master's of Science, Chemistry Master's of Science, and Biochemistry Master's of Science. Students completing any of these degrees will develop advanced skills in the general discipline of choice and will apply these skills in the completion of a thesis research project or internship.
The graduate program leading to the degree of Master's of Science in Biology prepares students to apply basic scientific principles to the practical biological problems encountered in business, industry, government, and education. Graduates from the program will be able to apply the techniques of scientific research to real-world biological problems. Course work may include several important areas relevant to biology, including biotechnology, bio-fuels, statistics, environmental, molecular, and cellular biology.
3 + 2
A unique feature of the Biology, Chemistry, and Biochemistry Master's programs is the 3+2 plan which allows students to simultaneously receive a Bachelor's of Science and a Master's of Science degree in five years.
The graduate program leading to the degree of Master's of Science in Chemistry prepares students to apply fundamental chemistry principles to more advanced questions encountered in industry, government, business, and education. Graduates from this program will be able to apply techniques of scientific research in the chemical sciences to real-world problems. Course work may include several important areas in the chemical and natural sciences, including advanced instrumental techniques, and environmental concerns.
Find out how we can help support you through departmental teaching assistantships (TA), research assistantships (RA), continuing faculty grants and/or various scholarships and fellowships.
View our website on Graduate Programs in Natural Sciences for more information on the program or contact program directors at:
College of Science and Math
Director for Chemistry & Biochemistry: Dr. Richard Farrer
Chemistry Building, Room 213
Phone: 719.549.2569 / 719.549.2574
Director for Biology: Dr. Brian VandenHeuvel
Life Science Building, Room 248
Phone: 719.549.2270 / 719.549.2743