Central to Discovering the Natural World.
Further your specialization and knowledge of recent scientific advances with a CCSU
MA/MS in Biological Sciences. Broaden your teaching skills, enhance your field and
laboratory proficiency, or prepare to pursue your doctorate.
- Starts every January and August
- 30-credit program
- Attend full- or part-time
- Specialized facilities include:
- Behavioral neuroscience research lab
- Neurobiology and physiology research lab
- Ecology research labs
- Molecular biology research labs
- Experimental gardens
- Controlled environment rooms
- Growth chambers
- Access to Outer Island (Stewart B. McKinney National Wildlife Refuge)
- Financial aid is available
- No GMAT/GRE required in many cases
Ecology & Environmental Science (MA)
Advanced study of the connections between living organisms and their environments.
Develop the tools to work as a resource manager, field ecologist, wildlife biologist,
environmental program specialist, or consultant.
Global Sustainability (MA)
Address global issues like population growth, climate change, fossil fuels, environmental
toxins, alternative energy, and water scarcity and pollution. Understand environmental
problems in sustainability from a science and policy perspective and examine the complex
interrelationships between natural, social, and political systems.
Health Sciences (MS)
Prepare for a career in the health profession or to pursue a doctoral degree. Examine
everything from the structure of biomolecules and biochemical reactions to neurobiology.
Focuses on specialty areas of botany, zoology, physiology, ecology, and environmental
Wildlife & Conservation Biology (MS)
Develop the necessary background and research skills to measure, monitor, and protect
the world’s biodiversity. Program culminates in a research thesis containing a collaborative
component with a state or federal agency or non-profit organization.
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The annual mean wage was more than $98,000 for biological scientists in Connecticut
in May of 2020.
- Students will have a thorough understanding and/or competency in a specific area
of biology in addition to a broad-based and integrative understanding of basic biological
- Students will demonstrate an ability to effectively convey, both orally and in writing,
an advanced understanding of biological content, methods, and tools.
- Students will demonstrate an ability to locate, critically analyze, interpret, and
discuss primary research literature within the biological sciences.
- Students will demonstrate an awareness of contemporary scientific issues.