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  Sep 22, 2017
 
 
    
2017-2018 Undergraduate Bulletin

Biological Science, Accelerated Master's


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The accelerated master’s degree program in biological science allows students who are highly motivated and have a high G.P.A. to earn both a bachelor’s and master’s degree in biological science in five years. The requirements for this program include all those for the Bachelor of Science in Biological Science  (B.S.B.S.) and the Master of Science (M.S.) in biological science. However, six to nine hours of coursework will be taken at the 5000 level during the student’s senior year, and these credits will count toward the M.S. degree as well as the B.S.B.S. degree.

Entering freshman who need only three years to graduate with a B.S.B.S. degree in biological science due to AP and IB course credits may find this an attractive program since a single additional year would allow the student to graduate with an M.S. degree in biological science. Undergraduates on a pre-professional track (medical, dental, veterinary, pharmacy, physical therapy, etc.) may also want to consider this as an option since the non-thesis track will provide an opportunity for graduate coursework that will help them reach their career objectives.

Interested students should apply during their junior year. Applicants must be full-time biological science majors at The University of Tulsa and must have completed at least 75 hours of undergraduate coursework with a G.P.A. of 3.3 or higher to be considered for this program. Further, in order to be considered for the accelerated master’s degree program in biological science, a student must be admitted to the M.S. program through a formal application to the Graduate School, which requires submission of GRE scores and three letters of recommendation. Applications may be obtained from the Graduate School.

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