The Combined BS/MS Degree Program in Biology allows students to complete both the B.S. and M.S. degrees in Biology in five years. The hallmark of the program is the focus on research; students initially will be exposed to research by way of lab rotations as soon as they arrive, and will join a lab for their thesis by the beginning of their third year. In addition to the courses in biology required for the two degrees, students will also complete all of the Core Curriculum requirements and courses in other sciences as well. Thus, students will be well prepared to enter a graduate or professional (e.g., medical, dental, etc) program for further study or a technical job after graduating.
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The Sample Schedule provides an example of how to schedule courses to complete the BS degree in four years and MS degree in the fifth year without having any more than 9 credits in the last year.