Sample Schedules and Required Courses

Thirty hours are required for the master of science.

  • 16 credit hours must be from approved biology courses in biology, botany, zoology, biotechnology and science.
  • THES 698 - Thesis must be taken for a total of 6 hours of credit and has a prerequisite of permission from the graduate advisor.
  • 14 credit hours from minors and electives
    Minors are optional, but if taken must include at least 8 hours of courses approved by a designated advisor from the minor area and the biology department.


Department of Biology
Ball State University
Cooper Life Science Building, CL 121
Muncie, IN 47306

Phone: 765-285-8820
Fax: 765-285-8804