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Master of Science in Biology


Thesis: 30 Semester Credit Hours
Non- thesis: 36 Semester Credit Hours

Program Information:
New research programs are beginning in botany, pharmacology and microbiology. Current research focuses in genetic basics for the reproductive behavior of cichlids, behavioral ecology of scorpions, natural history of spiders, bioremediation and the medicinal uses of native plant species.

Career Opportunities:
Pharmaceutical, Healthcare, Agricultural, Food Processing and Safety, Environmental, Research Institutions, Public Health, Federal and State Agencies.

Program Requirements:

  • Overall GPA of 2.5 or higher and a 3.0 in biology GPA (or related field)
  • For applicant without a Bachelor’s in Biology: Overall GPA of 2.5 and 3.0 GPA in the pre-required stemwork
  • Personal statement: Indicate Type of Research and Faculty Member that you will work with

Degree Plan for curriculum outline and course information.

Department Contact:
Department of Biology and Chemistry
5201 University Boulevard
Lamar Bruni Vergara Science Center (LBV) 312
Laredo, TX 78041
Phone: 956.326.2441
Email: graduateschool@tamiu.edu


Senator Judith Zaffirini Student Success Center, Suite 206
5201 University Boulevard Laredo, Texas 78041
Telephone: 956.326.3020