Chatham University

Master of Science in Biology
Typical Program Schedule

Sample Schedule: Accelerated Non-Thesis Track

(Fall Start: Graduate August)
Sample Non-Thesis Schedule- Human Biology
Fall Year 1 (13 cr)
Spring Year 1 (11 cr) Summer (9 cr)
BIO516 (3) Neuroscience
BIO516L (2) Neuroscience Lab
* BIO532 (3) Biostatistics
BIO623 (2) Research Methods
Elective 1 (3)
BIO512 (3) Human Gross Anatomy
BIO512L (2) Anatomy Lab
BIO414 (3) Human Physiology
Elective 2 (3)
Elective 3 (3)
Elective 4
Elective 5

* BIO 532 Biostatistics may be taken in the summer as well

Sample Schedule: MS Biology with thesis option

Fall Year 1 (10 cr) Spring Year 1 (11 cr) Summer (3 cr)
BIO516 (3) Neuroscience
BIO516L (2) Neuroscience Lab
* BIO532 (3) Biostatistics
BIO623 (2) Research Methods
BIO512 (3) Human Gross Anatomy
BIO512L (2) Cadaver Lab
BIO414 (3) Human Physiology
Elective (3)
BIO698 (3) Thesis I
Fall Year 2 (9 cr) Spring Year 2 Summer
BIO699 (3) Thesis II
Elective (3)
Elective (3)
Students who need additional time to finish thesis work may register for an additional 1 credit GCG.  

* BIO 532 Biostatistics may be taken in the summer as well

Examples of available electives for both tracks include:

Fall Electives

BIO517 Genetics; BIO538 Biochemistry I; BIO540 Macromolecules lab; BIO558 Histology; FST512 Practical Nutrition; PSY503 Applied Biological Psychology; PSY530 Intro to Sport and Exercise Psychology; PSY 629 Human Development across the Lifespan; PSY 635 Concepts of Mental Health and Illness; PWR616 Technical Writing (online) PWR632 Science and Environmental Writing (online);

Spring Electives

BIO508 Developmental Biology; BIO519 Immunology; BIO539 Biochemistry II; BIO540 Macromolecules lab; BIO551 Bioinformatics; BIO638 Internship; PSY503 Applied Biological Psychology; PSY530 Intro to Sport and Exercise Psychology; PSY 629 Human Development across the Lifespan; PSY 635 Concepts of Mental Health and Illness; PWR616 Technical Writing (online) PWR632 Science and Environmental Writing (online)

Summer Electives

BIO555 Medical and Bioethics; BUS 613 Health Policy and History; BUS614 Management Issues in Healthcare Institutions; PSY503 Applied Biological Psychology; PSY530 Intro to Sport and Exercise Psychology; PSY 629 Human Development across the Lifespan; PSY 635 Concepts of Mental Health and Illness; PWR616 Technical Writing (online) PWR632 Science and Environmental Writing (online)