Capstone Requirement

All students in the non-thesis M.S. track must enroll once in BIO SCI 800, Graduate Capstone in Biological Sciences. For successful completion of the capstone, students must demonstrate the ability to read and understand current scientific literature in the biological sciences, and apply acquired knowledge in biological sciences to a topic presentation.

In addition to completing BIO SCI 800 and submitting the capstone paper, all students must submit a minimum of two (2) additional examples of scientific writing that have been completed and graded during their graduate studies. At least one (1) of these must be from a laboratory course or experience. These documents must be submitted to the Graduate Program Director and will be used as a portfolio to demonstrate the students’ analytic and scientific writing abilities.