Loyola University Chicago

Department of Biology

MS in Biology: Course Sequence

The department suggests that students pursuing the MS in Biology complete their coursework in this order:

First Year: FallCredit HrsFirst Year: SpringCredit Hrs
470. Biostatistics*
500. Logic & Thinking
510. Teaching Biology
4
3
1
511. Teaching Practicum**
422. Research
Biology Elective
2
2
3
Total Hrs 8 Total Hrs 7
Second Year: FallCredit HrsSecond Year: SpringCredit Hrs
501. Graduate Seminar
502. Department Seminar
422. Research
Biology Elective
1
1
3
3
511. Teaching Practicum**
422. Research
Biology Elective
2
2
3
Total Hrs 8 Total Hrs 7

*BIOL 470. Biostatistics (lecture and lab) is offered every other year.

**University-funded students must take BIOL 511 twice (4 credit hours). Grant-funded or externally-funded students take BIOL 511 once (2 credit hours).

Formal didactic electives = 9–15 hours; total courses = 30 credit hours.