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Is a Graduate Degree in Biology for Me?

Biologists study living things at levels from molecules to ecology using techniques that cross the traditional disciplines of molecular biology, biomedical science, environmental science, marine biology, and plant pathology.

Careers in Biology

Research and Teaching at a University or College, Field Biologist, Health Care Professional, Zoo Staff, Consultant, Sales Representative, Technical Writer, Public School Teacher.

Graduate Programs Offered by the Biological Sciences Department at FAU

Ph.D. Degree in Integrative Biology
Graduate Certificate in Neuroscience
MS Master of Science Graduate Degree in Environmental Science
MS Master of Science Graduate Degree in Biology
MS Master of Science in Teaching Graduate Degree in Biology
BS/MS Fast Track Graduate Degree in Biology
MS Professional Science in Business Biotechnology (PSM)

What's Special about the Graduate Programs in Biology at FAU

  • Bio-Imaging: confocal microscopy, optogenetics, and laser ablation studies.
  • Integrative Biology: Research focused on one subdiscipline in light of its relationship to other levels of biological organization and processes organized jointly through the Charles E. Schmidt College of Science and the Charles E. Schmidt College of Biomedical Science.
  • Neuroscience: Multidisciplinary and Interdisciplinary, from molecules to behavior.
  • Stress and Aging:  Center for Molecular Biology and Biotechnology.
  • Marine Biology:  Harbor Branch.
  • Environmental Studies,  Conservation Biology  – the Florida Everglades – Green House at Davie, Gumbo Limbo Environmental Complex, Riverwoods, Pine Jog.

Faculty in the Department of Biological Sciences

Faculty Listing

Application Deadlines

Ph.D. Program in Integrative Biology

Entry to Fall Semester: December 11th

Masters Programs

Entry to Fall Semester: January 15
Entry to Spring Semester: October 1
Apply online: through the  FAU Graduate College.

More Information About Programs and Financial Assistance

Ph.D. Program in Integrative Biology

Dr. Stacee Caplan

Masters Programs

Rebecca Dixon

Additional Information
The Charles E. Schmidt College of Science offers unparalleled experiential learning opportunities to prepare the next generation of scientists and problem solvers.
Charles E. Schmidt College of Science
Florida Atlantic University
777 Glades Rd, SE-43
Boca Raton, FL 33431
Fax: (561) 297-3292