This combined degree program enables students to complete their Bachelors and Masters in Biology in an accelerated fashion, in as little as five years. When qualified Brockport undergraduate Biology majors are admitted to this combined degree program, they may take up to 12 graduate credits of coursework in Biology, all at the undergraduate tuition rate. These credits may apply to undergraduate and graduate degree requirements simultaneously. Upon finishing all undergraduate degree requirements and graduating in good academic standing in the combined degree program, students matriculate directly into the Master of Science in Biology program.

What You’ll Learn

Our combined BS/MS program gives you skills in fields ranging from molecular biology, genetics, microbiology, physiology, and more. You'll learn and have the opportunity to teach as well with our teaching and research assistantships. You'll have two degrees in just 5 years, giving you a leg up on your future plans.


Gain practical experience and a degree. You'll study in classroom and labs and will be exposed to a wide variety of topics. You'll pursue an original thesis and work with our faculty to develop it.
The combined bachelor's and master's degree gives you the ability to take graduate classes at undergraduate cost. This way, you can earn both degrees within five years — a terrific value.

Admission Requirements

Admission to this highly selective combined degree program is restricted to Brockport Biology students who:

  • are in their first semester of junior year
  • have completed at least 30 credits at Brockport (transfer students also need 18 credits from courses numbered BIO 300-499)
  • have a cumulative Brockport GPA of at least 3.25
  • have a Brockport GPA of at least 3.25 in all science and math courses

Qualified students interested in this combined degree program should speak with their undergraduate faculty advisor or graduate coordinator before submitting the online application.

Deadline: November 1 of the student's junior year

Research Opportunities

Contribute to the understanding of life processes as you prepare for a career. Faculty-led research is a great opportunity to apply your studies and focuses your professional goals.
We're solving mysteries every day — in cancer cell growth, gene expression, brain chemistry, organ physiology, and more. You'll help discover groundbreaking findings, and might even get published while doing it.

Career Outlook

A biology master's degree prepares a student for pursuing a Ph.D. or healthcare practitioner (MD, DO, DDS, PA) for work in a hospital, nursing home, or other medical-related fields. Others use the degree to gain research science positions in laboratories that apply biotechnology to solve problems in medicine, industry, agriculture, or the regulation of drug approval. Many graduates also hold management positions in biomedical organizations.

Program taught in:
  • English

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