Students with a thorough and up to date understanding of biology or chemistry and with suitable undergraduate education credentials (GPA > 3.0) and experience will be offered provisional admission to the degree program. Continuation and full admission to the degree program will be based on a performance audit and review after the student has completed 9 credits.
*Students with undergraduate grade point averages below 3.0, who have not previously demonstrated superior performance in graduate courses, will be required to take CLFS 510 or CLFS 520. (Note: as a 500-level course this cannot be used to meet the credit requirements of the MCLFS program.)
Students who have been fully admitted to the program will be given priority in registration for courses. Provisionally admitted student and Advanced Students (non-degree seeking) may register for courses on a seats available basis.
Students may take individual courses in the MCLFS program during the provisional admission period. Up to 12 credits may be taken in this way. A maximum of six credits from other institutions may be transferred in with approval of the Director. (See: Transfer Form)
The program's curriculum consists of 30 credit hours selected from the list below (not including CLFS 510 or CLFS 520). Included in the 30 hours are 6 credits of CLFS 710, Experimental Biology, or CLFS 720, Experimental Chemistry, or the equivalent, and the completion of a scholarly paper. No more than six hours of CLFS 608 Seminar credits may be counted towards the required 30 credits.
Students who have been admitted to the program should read Making your way through the Master of Chemical and Life Sciences Program carefully as it provides options for course choice, advice on Graduate School regulations and procedures and access to advising. Careful study of this document is essential to success in the MCLFS program.
Note. All students are expected to read carefully the Graduate School Academic Policies before starting classes
CLFS 510 Concepts of Modern Biology (3 credits)
CLFS 520 Concepts of Modern Chemistry (3 credits)
CLFS 610 Natural Products Chemistry (3 credits)
CLFS 620 Modern Molecular Genetics (3 credits)
CLFS 630 Principles of Transmission Genetics: Historical and Modern Perspectives (3 credits)
CLFS 640 Human Physiology (3 credits)
CLFS 650 Materials Chemistry (3 credits)
CLFS 655 The Chemistry and Application of Electrochemical Cells (3 credits)
CLFS 660 Biodiversity and Conservation Biology (3 credits)
CLFS 665 Ecology and Global Change (3 credits)
CLFS 680 Chemical Ecology (3 credits)
CLFS 690 Biochemistry (3 credits)
CLFS 695 Pharmaceutical Chemistry (3 credits)
CLFS 608 Seminar (1-2 credits)
CLFS 609 Special Topics in Biology (1-3 credits)
CLFS 609A Food Safety and Genetically Modified Foods (3 credits).
CLFS 609B Human Reproductive Biology (3 credits)
CLFS 609C Emerging Infectious Diseases (3 credits)
CLFS 609D Microbiology (3 credits)
CLFS 609E Immunology (3 credits)
CLFS 609F Principles of Paleobiology (3 credits)
CLFS 609G Evolutionary Biology (3 credits)
CLFS 609H Environmental Biology (3 credits)
CLFS 619 Special Topics in Chemistry (3 credits)
CLFS 619A: Molecular Spectroscopy (3 credits)
CLFS 619B Environmental Chemistry (3 credits)
CLFS 619C Chemical Biology (3 credits)
CLFS 710 Experimental Biology (6 credits)
CLFS 725 Statistics & Experimental Design (2 credits)
Students have the option of choosing an Area of Concentration in Chemistry or Biology