Admission Requirements

To be accepted into this program, you must meet the following criteria,

Undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or higher

Bachelor’s degree in biological sciences or a minimum of 24 credit hours in undergraduate biology courses, or equivalents, with a minimum GPA of 3.0

At least 16 credits of coursework from at least two of the following areas: chemistry (general chemistry, organic chemistry, or biochemistry), geography (geographic information systems), geology (physical geology, soils or hydrology), physics or statistics. At least 12 of these credits are expected to be accompanied by a lab. Other courses may be accepted with the approval of the program advisory committee.

Students with an advanced degree in the biological sciences (e.g. M.S, Ph.D, DVM, etc.) are eligible to be admitted to an accelerated track such that they can transfer 10 credits from other graduate degree(s), usually in the Biology content area. This would remove the requirement for two graduate level Biology courses (e.g. one semester) and BI500, assuming that a proposal was created for the first degree. This option is not available if students have advanced degrees in other content areas.