Master's Degree in Biology

Department of Biology

Degree Description

The Lamar University Master of Science in Biology program is designed to enhance your professional competence in biology or closely related disciplines. This program can help you pursue an academic career, employment in private industry or governmental agencies in biology-oriented fields or entrance to professional schools. You may earn this degree through the thesis option, or choose the accelerated non-thesis program to work toward your bachelor's and master's degrees at the same time. 

Why Study Biology at Lamar?

The accelerated non-thesis B.S./M.S. in Biology at Lamar University is designed to combine your studies by offering cross-listed undergraduate and graduate courses. After earning your bachelor's degree, you will complete the non-thesis master's program in your fifth year. You will graduate from this program prepared for employment in health professions, technology-based industries, education and government positions.

The process and the end result of writing a thesis for your Master of Science in Biology at Lamar University will launch you into postgraduate work beyond the master's level. You will be qualified for a research position by private industry or governmental agency. You will choose a supervising professor and thesis committee with expertise in your chosen discipline as you prepare to write and defend your research.

Career Paths

This program will help you continue into post-graduate or doctoral studies in biology. It an also give you advanced exposure to biology, additional training to resume or change careers, or additional preparation in biology to pursue professional studies in the health sciences.

Primary Careers

Post-Secondary Teacher, Forensic Scientist, Pre-Med, Pre-Dent, Pre-Vet, Diagnostician