Biological Sciences (M.S.)

The Department of Biological Sciences offers an integrated program of coursework and research leading to the Master of Science degree in Biological Sciences. Students may conduct research in any area represented by the faculty. Research opportunities exist in ecology, behavior, genetics, evolutionary biology, conservation biology, physiology, biochemistry, and molecular biology. The program culminates in a written thesis that is defended by the student and approved by the department.

Students interested in developing skills in the molecular biology and biotechnology may conduct research leading to the Master of Science degree with emphasis on biotechnology. Students will conduct research projects in one of a number of laboratories either at UNO or at the U.S. Department of Agriculture Southern Regional Research Center, all of which emphasize state of the art biotechnology.

The MS program currently enrolls approximately 20 students in a variety of fields. Financial support (stipend and tuition) is available in the form of teaching assistantships, research assistantships, and fellowships. Potential applicants should see degree requirements and application procedures, and they are strongly encouraged to contact faculty members in their area of research interests.

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Bernard Rees, Ph.D.
Professor and Graduate Coordinator
Phone: 504-280-6309
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