Academic Catalog August 2008 - August 2009 Undergraduate and Graduate
For this 32-unit program, which involves completing a thesis, you take:
29 units in biology and/or one or two related fields, with the recommendation of your research committee
between 3 and 6 units of BIO 699, for the research, writing, and oral defense of an approved thesis
(Please note that you may only count 6 units of thesis credit toward your degree. However, master's students in biology end up taking an average of 14 units because you must register for BIO 699 each semester while you are working on your thesis.)
In addition, please be aware that you must complete one academic year of residency.
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