Starting in August 2019, Biological Sciences will offer a new Master of Arts (M.A.) program. This is a coursework-only degree designed for individuals who wish to enhance their knowledge of foundational concepts in Biological Sciences and gain practical hands-on training in laboratory techniques, data analysis and presentation as well as scientific pedagogical practices. This degree does not require the traditional intensive commitment to data-driven research that is the hallmark of the Master of Science (M.S.) degree in Biology. Course catalog descriptions for all graduate degree programs, including required credits, may be viewed on the Graduate School catalog page here: https://catalog.ua.edu/graduate/arts-sciences/biological-sciences/.