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UAH's Department of Biological Sciences seeks outstanding students to train, mentor, and assist in reaching their full potential as scientists and future leaders in science and society. Graduates have enjoyed exciting and fulfilling careers in academia and industry, including both government and the private sector.

Graduate research and coursework are tailored to each individual student. Formal coursework involves traditional lectures, laboratories, discussions, seminars, and field studies. 

Biological Sciences, MS

The M.S. Graduate Program in Biological Sciences offers three plans of study with emphases in cell biology, genetics, genomics, molecular biology, microbiology, physiology, ecology, and evolutionary biology. 

Biotechnology Science and Engineering, PhD

Biotechnology is not a single area of study itself, but is a multidisciplinary field concerned with the practical application of biological organisms and their subcellular components to industrial or service manufacturing, to environmental management and health and medicine. Graduates of the program are expected to be able to make significant contributions to biotechnology in academic, governmental, and business settings.

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Applicants are strongly advised to explore our areas of research prior to applying. If you have an idea of the area you want to study but cannot find a match with our academics please contact the Department Chair.