Biology is an exciting and dynamic field focusing on the study of living things and the environments they inhabit. Students completing Master of Science (M.S.) degrees from Grand Valley are successfully employed in private consulting, government, teaching, and Ph.D. positions.
The M.S. in biology is a versatile program that allows students to achieve individual goals while serving a diversity of student interests. Students have the opportunity to pursue graduate programs in broad areas such as population genetics, organismal biology, aquatic and terrestrial ecology, and natural resources. As a focus for these M.S. programs, we offer internship, project, and thesis opportunities. Optional emphases are offered in natural resources and aquatic sciences.
The M.S. in biology is a highly individualized program of study. All program plans will include the following three components:
Just as the field of biology is broad, so is the list of career possibilities for biologists. Many biology careers involve the environment, fisheries and wildlife, and laboratory research. For examples please contact the department.
“The master's biology program has more than adequately prepared me for the continuation of my academic and professional career. Grand Valley's size and programs are such that students get individual mentoring and learning experiences with their advisors and other faculty members.”