A Master of Science degree in the biological sciences provides an expanded opportunity for students to prepare themselves for biological careers not normally open to students with only an undergraduate major in biological sciences, or to prepare for PhD programs or professional schools. Our graduate program in the Biological Sciences offers opportunities for gaining research experience and expertise through a diverse complement of academic courses. Faculty in our department are active in research using multidisciplinary approaches to answer questions across the Biological Sciences. These research areas include:
We have well-equipped labs (fluorescent microscopy, PCR including real-time PCR, respirometry, cell culture, animals facilities and a greenhouse). Our location in Central Washington provides easy access to many field sites in the shrub-steppe, forest, alpine biomes and Yakima River watershed. In addition, several of the faculty in biology collaborate with faculty in several departments such as Chemistry, Geology, Geography, Anthropology, and Psychology.
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