Chatham University

Master of Science in Biology
Typical Program Schedule

Sample Schedule: Accelerated Non-Thesis Track

Fall Year 1 (13 cr)
Spring Year 1 (14 cr) Maymester (3 cr) Summer (3 cr)
BIO516 (3) Neuroscience
BIO516L (2) Neuroscience Lab
BIO532 (3) Biostatistics
BIO623 (2) Research Methods
Elective (3)
BIO512 (3) Human Gross Anatomy
BIO512L (2) Cadaver Lab
BIO414 (3) Human Physiology
Elective (3)
Elective (3)
Elective (3) Elective (3)
(Can be completed online)

Sample Schedule: MS Biology with thesis option

Fall Year 1 (10 cr) Spring Year 1 (11 cr) Summer
BIO516 (3) Neuroscience
BIO516L (2) Neuroscience Lab
BIO532 (3) Biostatistics
BIO623 (2) Research Methods
BIO512 (3) Human Gross Anatomy
BIO512L (2) Cadaver Lab
BIO414 (3) Human Physiology
Elective (3)
BIO698 (3) Thesis I
Fall Year 2 (9 cr) Spring Year 2 Summer
BIO699 (3) Thesis II
Elective (3)
Elective (3)
Students who need additional time to finish thesis work may register for an additional 1 credit GCG.  

Examples of available electives for both tracks include:

Fall Electives

BIO517 Genetics; BIO538 Biochemistry I; BIO540 Macromolecules lab; BIO558 Histology; FST512 Practical Nutrition; PSY503 Applied Biological Psychology; PSY530 Intro to Sport and Exercise Psychology; PSY 629 Human Development across the Lifespan; PSY 635 Concepts of Mental Health and Illness; PWR616 Technical Writing (online) PWR632 Science and Environmental Writing (online);

Spring Electives

BIO508 Developmental Biology; BIO519 Immunology; BIO539 Biochemistry II; BIO540 Macromolecules lab; BIO551 Bioinformatics; BIO638 Internship; PSY503 Applied Biological Psychology; PSY530 Intro to Sport and Exercise Psychology; PSY 629 Human Development across the Lifespan; PSY 635 Concepts of Mental Health and Illness; PWR616 Technical Writing (online) PWR632 Science and Environmental Writing (online)

Maymester Electives

BIO553 Special Topics in Biology: Cadaver Dissection

Summer Electives

BIO555 Medical and Bioethics; BUS 613 Health Policy and History; BUS614 Management Issues in Healthcare Institutions; PSY503 Applied Biological Psychology; PSY530 Intro to Sport and Exercise Psychology; PSY 629 Human Development across the Lifespan; PSY 635 Concepts of Mental Health and Illness; PWR616 Technical Writing (online) PWR632 Science and Environmental Writing (online)