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MS Biology Graduate Student Tyler Harman at the Annis Water Resources Institute in Muskegon conducting research on cold-water corals and posing in front of custom recirculating aquarium system.

Biology, M.S.

Biology is an exciting and dynamic field focusing on the study of living things and the environments they inhabit. Graduates are successfully employed in private consulting, government, teaching, and Ph.D. positions.


10%
Michigan Job Growth by 2025
6%
National Job Growth by 2025
Faculty-Mentored Research Opportunities Available

Source: EMSI, 2020

Program Overview

This versatile program allows students to achieve individual goals while serving diverse 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. Optional emphases are offered in natural resources and aquatic sciences.

Internships offer hands-on learning while project and thesis opportunities strengthen critical thinking and presentation skills.

Why Study Biology at Grand Valley?


Program Details