M.S. in Biology Minor in Business

Admission Requirements

  1. Graduation from an accredited college or university with a 3.00 cumulative grade point ratio and at least 24 semester hours in biology and a general program, including related scientific subjects, which would be equivalent to the biology major program offered for the Bachelor of Science degree at Fairleigh Dickinson University. Students who are deficient in some subject, but whose records are otherwise superior, may make up their deficiencies while they are enrolled in the graduate program.

  2. Undergraduate academic attainment in biology, which meets with the approval of the graduate biology faculty.

  3. Submission of an official score report for the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) General Test taken within the last five years. (The GRE requirement is waived for applicants who have completed a master's degree.)

  4. Three letters of recommendations.

Applicants who have not completed all requirements for admission to the degree program may be permitted to enroll in classes for credit on a non-matriculated or non-degree basis.

Program Curriculum:

  1. Satisfactory completion of a minimum of 32 credits in the courses approved for a graduate major in biology. A minimum of 20 credits must be taken in biological sciences. A maximum of 6 credits may be transferred from another institution with the permission of the school director. In addition, courses may be taken in other colleges and campuses of the University, with the director's permission.

  2. Before a student may register beyond 9 credits, he or she is required to obtain a biology adviser. The adviser will help the student select courses most appropriate for the student's needs and interests. Ideally, the student will select a faculty member in the area of interest most closely paralleling his or her own. This faculty member also may serve as the student's mentor.

  3. Students have the option of completing their degrees with or without a research option. Students electing to do the research and the thesis option must take the 4-credit sequence consisting of:

    BIOL 7803                  Research and Thesis I              (2) credits

    BIOL 7804                  Research and Thesis II             (2) credits

  4. BIOL 6900 Biology Seminar I and BIOL 6901 Biology Seminar II are required 1 credit courses and must be taken in the fall and spring semester

For more Information

Dr. Marion McClary

Professor of Biological Sciences,
School of Natural Sciences
Voice: 201-692-2606
Email: mcclary@fdu.edu

Degree Requirements - M.S. in Biology

Required Biology Courses (20 credits)
* with or without research option

BIOL6900     Biology Seminar I
BIOL6901     Biology Seminar II

Graduate Biology Courses (18 credits) Choose from the following:

BIOL6705     Advances in Cell Biology
BIOL6724     Human Genetics 
BIOL6740     Molecular Endocrinology 
BIOL5306     Immunology
BIOL6725     Human Evolution
BIOL6728     Bioethics
BIOL6733     Enzymology
BIOL6240/41     Cell Biology Lab & Lecture
BIOL6761     Advances in Microbiology
BIOL6771     Behavioral Ecology
BIOL6775     Physiological Ecology
BIOL6743/44    Topics in Bioinformatics Human Ecology
BIOL6845/46     Techniques: Theories and Applications
BIOL6779     Darwinian Medicine
BIOL6892     Human Physiology
BIOL6888     Physiology of Disease
ENVR6569    Wetland and Watershed Resources
ENVR6552    Environmental Risk Assessment
BIOL7803     Research & Thesis I
BIOL7804     Research & Thesis II

Elective Concentration Courses 5000/6000

12 credits  (take 6 courses, 2 credits each)


The below listed elective course have been approved by the graduate advisor and director of the business concentration for the Master of Science in Biology degree.

The 5000 level courses are pre-requisites for the 6000 level courses and must be completed with a minimum grade of ‘C’.

ACCT5012    Financial Accounting: End-User App  - 2 credits

ACCT6012     Managerial Accounting Applications -2 credits

ECON5012    Economic Analysis  - 2 credits

ECON6012    Managerial Economics  - 2 credits

ENTR6012     Entrepreneurship and Innovation – 2 credits

LAW6012     Society Ethics Legal Environment Law – 2 credits

LAW6657     Applied Business Law – 2 credits

MGMT5012   Foundations of Management  - 2 credits

MGMT6012   Organizational Behavior and Leadership  - 2 credits

MGMT6112   Managing Sustainability – 2 credits

MGMT6621 Strategic Human Resource Management – 2 credits

MKTG5012    Marketing Principles – 2 credits

MKTG6012    Strategic Marketing– 2 credits

MKTG6112    Social Media Strategy – 2 credits