NCSU CALS Biology -Grad Programs

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Graduate Degree Programs in the Department of Biology

The NCSU Department of Biology offers graduate programs leading to Master of Science (MS) and Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degrees in Zoology, as well as a non-thesis Master of Zoology degree.  The Department of Biology also participates in interdepartmental programs in Physiology and in Fisheries and Wildlife Sciences.  PhD students can also choose to pursue a concentration in Behavioral Biology.

For the MS and PhD degrees, graduate work consists of a program of courses, seminars, and research planned in conjunction with the student's adviser and advisory committee. The non-thesis Master of Zoology program consists primarily of coursework and helps prepare students for positions in science education or professional programs (e.g., human or veterinary medicine).

Follow the links below or to the left (more coming soon) to learn more about graduate studies in the NCSU Department of Biology. 

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