Graduate Program

The mission of the graduate program in the Department of Biological Sciences is to foster the development of the next generation of scientists by providing  a strong technical background, a sound grasp of current scientific problems, and the analytical skills needed to address such problems. We want to instill a motivation for continued learning, which will allow the student to define and solve new kinds of research problems during a professional career. Upon graduating, our students will move on to positions in academia, industry, and government. We welcome the  input of our students on our graduate program, which will assist us in developing our program to remain at the cutting edge of science.