Do you have the drive to pursue answers to biological questions? Have you always wanted to learn more about microbes and/or the human body? Would you like the opportunity to become a world-class research scientist or medical health professional?
If you answered “yes” to any of the questions above, then we highly encourage you to consider joining the Department of Biological Sciences at Alabama State University (ASU)!
The Department of Biological Sciences is one of three departments in the College of Science, Mathematics and Technology (CSMT) at ASU. Interested students can choose from the following exciting degree programs:
A Bachelor’s degree in biology, chemistry, or related field, and a minimum, cumulative grade point average of 3.0 on a four-point scale.
Prerequisite courses include:
- Grade of “C” or better
- General Physics 8 semester hours
- General Chemistry 8 semester hours
- Organic Chemistry 8 semester hours
- Cell bio/biochemistry 4 semester hours
A minimum of 35 credit hours, which include the core requirements courses:
- BIO 500-Graduate Seminar in Biology
- BIO 517-Cell & Molecular Genetics
- BIO 521-Biological Tech. & Instrument.
- BIO 619-Molecular Genetics
- BIO 660-Research and Thesis
- Candidates must take the GRE Subject and General: No minimum score
- requirement but preference is:
- Scale score:
- Verbal: 156
- Quantitative: 158
- Analytical Writing: 3
- Subject test: GRE (No minimum score)
- Letters of recommendation: 3
Research and Training Opportunities
Training opportunities are important components of any science program, and here at ASU, our students have first-rate medical and research training opportunities available to them. We have partnerships with medical training institutions, including the University of South Alabama School of Medicine and the Virginia Tech Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine. Our Students also obtain hands on experience in the medical profession through our Tropical Pathology and Infectious Disease Association (TPaiDA) program. The National Institutes of Health (NIH) – MARC Program and the National Science Foundation (NSF) HBCU-UP Program are two important research training programs we offer to propel students toward scientific excellence. Furthermore, the Center for Nanobiotechnology affiliated with our department has received national commendation.
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