Master of Science in Biology (Non Thesis Option) Program By University of Kentucky |Top Universities

Master of Science in Biology (Non Thesis Option)

Master of Science in Biology (Non Thesis Option)

University of Kentucky

University of Kentucky, Lexington, United States
  • QS World University Rankings
    651-700

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Biology now offers a primarily coursework Master's degree, also called a “Plan B” Master’s, designed for students seeking additional exposure and training in sub-disciplines within Biology without the emphasis placed on original research by the thesis M.S. or Ph.D. degree. Students entering the non-thesis M.S. program develop a curriculum based on their own interests, advice from a faculty adviser, the list of available classes, and the Graduate School guidelines for a non-thesis M.S. Over time, we will also be developing tracks that students can follow. Through this degree program students can develop additional technical skills, expand understanding in any of the major areas of biology, and prepare themselves for additional educational opportunities or an upgrade in their position. The Department of Biology and other life science Departments at the University of Kentucky have many courses available in topics ranging from molecular biology to ecosystems ecology. The potential offerings in the Department of Biology can be found here, but many classes in other Departments may qualify. Doing research is not required, but non-thesis students may gain hands-on research experience contingent upon available space in the selected research group.