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MNS Biology


One word that could accurately describe the graduate program in biology at Southeast Missouri State University is “interdisciplinary.” Obtaining a master’s degree in the biological sciences is geared toward your interests in biology. Whereas an undergraduate degree in biology often provides students with a general understanding on diverse disciplines in biology, a graduate degree in biology allows the student to focus on a specific area in biology through coursework and independent research.

What You'll Do

  • Apply the scientific method through research
  • Develop scientific writing skills
  • Critically analyze primary literature in biology
  • Interact with biologists from a variety of disciplines
  • Develop scientific presentations skills

What You'll Study

  • BI500 Fundamental Concepts of Bioenergetics
  • BI604 Cell Biology
  • BI600 Health Physics
  • BI643 Epidemiology

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