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General Requirements for All Master's Degrees

Total Hours Required

A minimum of 30 hours, including 6 hours for thesis, for the M.S. in Biology, or 36 hours for the M.S. in Biology primarily for Teaching, including 3 hours for professional paper and 6 hours of education or equivalent coursework as approved by the Advisory Committee.


24-27 hours of courses chosen with an advisory committee to fit the needs of the student.


6 hours, usually chemistry.

Final Examination

Oral defense of the thesis or professional paper; may be retaken once upon approval of the committee.

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Biology Seminars

Biology seminars are held every Friday from 3:00 - 4:00. See the TWU Biology calendar of events for specific topics. More about “Biology Seminars”...

Seminar Fall 2016

Sept 23:  Dr. Jeffrey Chen, Genomic and Epigenetic Bases for Polyploidy and Hybrid Vigor

Sept 30:  Matt Moustakas, Director of Environmental Safety, TWU, Safety Seminar

Oct 7:  Dr. Kevin A. Morano, "Modulation of protein homeostasis by Hsp70 cofactors"

Oct 14:  Celebration of Science

Oct 21:  Dr. Sarah Bondos

Oct 28:  Dr. A. Keith Dunkar (joint seminar with UNT)

Nov 4:  Dr. David Allelo

Nov 11: Sanil Sansar, TWU Ph.D. candidate

Nov 18:  Dr. Michael Buszczak


Dec 2:  Dr. Julie Pfeiffer

Dec 9:  Dr. Elisa Na