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BCH 6713

Molecular Biology (coregistration in BCH 4613/6613) [same as GNS 6713]. 3 hours Molecular Biology Methods (coregistration in BCH 4613/6613) [same as GNS 6805]. 4 hours Special Topics in Biochemistry. 1-9 hours Directed Individual Study. 1-6 hours Research/Thesis. 6 hours Seminar. 1 hour Biochemical Oxidations and Bioenergetics (BCH 4613/6613). 3 hours Molecular Biology of Plants (coregistration in BCH 4613/6613). 3 hours Membrane Biochemistry (BCH 4613/6613). 3 hours Physical Biochemistry (CH 4423/6423 and coregistration in BCH 4613/6613). 3 hours Enzymes (BCH 4613/6613). 3 hours Molecular Genetics (PO 3103 or ZO 3103 and coregistration in BCH 4613/6613) [same as GNS 8643, PHY 8643]. 3 hours Intermediary Metabolism (BCH 4613/6613). 4 hours Special Topics in Biochemistry. 1-9 hours Research/Dissertation. 20 hours

BCH 6804

Biological Sciences
College of Arts and Sciences
Dr. Philip B. Oldham, Dean Dr. Nara Gavini, Department Head Dr. Dwayne Wise, Graduate Coordinator 226 Harned Biology Building 662-325-3120
Graduate study leading to the Master of Science and Doctor of Philosophy degrees is offered in Biological Sciences. Major areas of emphasis include molecular, developmental, cellular and organismal biology. An emphasis in biological sciences will be interdisciplinary, drawing from courses in and out of the department relating to a single unifying field, such as ecology or cell biology. Graduate research and teaching assistantships are available. Admission CriteriaRequirements for entrance into the M.S. and Ph.D. programs in the Department of Biological Sciences are: 1. A GPA of 2.75 on a 4.00 system for all undergraduate work and a GPA of 3.00 for all course work in the biological sciences; 2. Three letters of recommendation from individuals familiar with the applicants academic performance; 3. A composite quantitative and verbal GRE score; 4. A statement of professional interests and goals from the applicant. Program of Study and Completion RequirementsA minimum of 30 hours of graduate study, including 24 hours of course work and six hours of research/thesis, is required for the Master of Science degree in Biological Sciences. Required courses include BIO 801121, BIO 8013, and ST 8114. In addition, a mandatory exit seminar, a final comprehensive examination, and a thesis are required. Course requirements for the Doctor of Philosophy are determined by the students advisory committee. Required courses are the same as for the masters degree and an exit seminar is required. A comprehensive examination and dissertation are also required. Mandatory academic performance is the same as specified by graduate school policy.

BCH 6990 BCH 7000 BCH 8000 BCH 8101 BCH 8133

BCH 8243

BCH 8613 BCH 8623

BCH 8633 BCH 8643

BCH 8654 BCH 8990 BCH 9000


For additional information, write to the Graduate Coordinator, Department of Biological Sciences, P. O. Box GY, Mississippi State, MS 39762. Biological SciencesCourse prerequisites are noted in parentheses. BIO 6103 Experimental Genetics (BIO 3103 or consent of instructor). 3 hours BIO 6113 BIO 6114 Evolutionary Biology. 3 hours

BIO 6443

Bacterial Genetics (BCH 4603, BIO 3304 or consent of instructor). 3 hours Petroleum Microbiology (BIO 3304). 3 hours Bacterial Physiology (BIO 3404 and BCH 4603). 3 hours Toxicology (8 hours Biological Sciences and 8 hours chemistry [cell biology/physiology and biochemistry recommended]. 2 hours Vertebrate Histology (BIO 1504). 3 hours Comparative Vertebrate Embryology (BIO 1504). 4 hours Ichthyology (BIO 1504 or equivalent). 3 hours Animal Physiology (Ten hours of zoology and organic chemistry). 4 hours Mammalogy (BIO 3524 or equivalent). 3 hours Animal Behavior. 3 hours Ornithology (8 hours of zoology). 3 hours Special Topics in Biology. 1-9 hours Research/Thesis. 6 hours Seminar. 1 hour Scientific Writing for Biological Scientists. 3 hours Senior Seminar. 1 hour Practical Research Practices. 2 hours Transmission Electron Microscopy [Same as ENT 8144]. 4 hours Advanced Ecology (BIO 3104). 3 hours Experimental Plant Molecular Biology. 4 hours Biogeography. 3 hours

BIO 6453 BIO 6463 BIO 6502

Cellular Physiology (7 hours of zoology and two semesters of organic chemistry). 4 hours Human Genetics (BIO 1504 or consent of instructor). 3 hours Bryology (BIO 1203 and BIO 1213). 3 hours Taxonomy of Spermatophytes (BIO 1203 and BIO 1213). 3 hours Plant Anatomy (BIO 1203 and BIO 1213). 4 hours Plant Ecology (BIO 4203). 3 hours General Plant Physiology (BIO 1203 and CH 1213). 4 hours Freshwater Algae. 3 hours Bioinstrumentation (BIO4304/6304). 3 hours Quantitative Methods. 4 hours Quantitative Methods II (BIO 4304/6304). 4 hours Soil Microbiology (BIO 3304). 4 hours Anaerobic Microbiology (BIO 3304). 3 hours Environmental Microbiology (BIO 3304). 4 hours Pathogenic Microbiology (BIO 3304). 5 hours Immunology (BIO 3304 and CH 4513). 3 hours Microbiology of Foods (BIO 3304). 4 hours BIO 6523 BIO 6533 BIO 6543 BIO 6990 BIO 8000 BIO 8011 BIO 6503 BIO 6504 BIO 6513 BIO 6514

BIO 6133 BIO 6163 BIO 6203 BIO 6204 BIO 6213 BIO 6214 BIO 6223 BIO 6303. BIO 6304 BIO 6314 BIO 6324 BIO 6403 BIO 6404 BIO 6405 BIO 6413 BIO 6414

BIO 8013 BIO 8021 BIO 8022 BIO 8044 BIO 8103 BIO 8104 BIO 8113


BIO 8123 BIO 8133 BIO 8203 BIO 8204 BIO 8213 BIO 8214 BIO 8223 BIO 8315 BIO 8403 BIO 8405 BIO 8453 BIO 8463

Physiological Ecology. 3 hours Advanced Cell Biology (BIO 4114/6114 or equivalent). 3 hours Embryology of Seed Plants (BIO 1203 and BIO 1213). 3 hours Phycology (BIO 1203 and BIO 1213). 4 hours Plant Water and Mineral Relations (BIO 4214). 3 hours Advanced Taxonomy (BIO 4203). 4 hours Plant Metabolism (BIO 4214 and organic chemistry). 3 hours Immunological Techniques. 5 hours Advanced Microbial Physiology (BIO 4463). 3 hours Advanced Immunology. 5 hours Advanced Virology. 3 hours Advanced Bacterial Genetics (BCH 4713 or BIO 4443, or consent of instructor). 3 hours Special Topics in Biology. 1-9 hours Research/Dissertation. 20 hours

BIO 9000

Research/Dissertation [Same as GCRL ZO 561]. Hours of credit to be arranged

*Fees, offerings, and dates are announced annually in the bulletin of the Gulf Coast Research Laboratory. All students planning to take these courses for zoology credit at Mississippi State University must be registered at the University; there will be no fee for such registration. For more information write to the Registrar, GCRL, P. O. Box 7000, Ocean Springs, MS 39564. Contingent AdmissionIn some cases, a student can be accepted pending a particular condition, such as completion of a B.S. or M.S. degree or other conditions such as determined by the faculty and/or the Office of Graduate Studies. A student accepted on a contingent basis may receive an assistantship. Provisional AdmissionIn rare cases, if a student does not meet the minimum admission requirements, an individual faculty member may sponsor the student, if the students record is close to the minimum requirements and he/she has exceptional academic promise. In such a case, the student will be admitted provisionally as recommended by the graduate committee. The provisional student must earn at least a 3.00 GPA while carrying a full load (six hours summer/nine hours fall or spring, exclusive of special problems and thesis research hours) of graduate level coursework during the first semester (if the student is a full-time student). Transfer hours or unclassified graduate hours will not fulfill this requirement. The graduate committee will review the students progress toward the end of his/her first semester and decide whether regular admission or dismissal should be recommended; this review will also involve the students advisory committee, if it has been formed. A student will not be retained on provisional status for more than two semesters. Academic PerformanceThe graduate student must maintain an average of B (3.00) or higher for all courses after admission to the program. Only grades of C or higher will be accepted for credit. One course of the approved graduate program can be repeated; the two grades will be averaged. All grades earned will be employed in overall GPA calculations. Failure to demonstrate satisfactory progress toward completion of degree requirements, including earning two or more Cs or earning a grade of D or F, may be considered by the graduate committee in consultation with the students advisory committee to be sufficient cause for dismissal from the graduate program. If the students GPA falls below a 3.00, he/she will have a two-

BIO 8990 BIO 9000

Off-Campus CoursesOffered During the Summer at Gulf Coast Research Laboratory BIO 6336 Marine Invertebrate Zoology II (16 hours of zoology) [Same as GCRL ZO 361B]. 6 hours BIO 6345 Marine Ecology (16 hours of biology including general botany and invertebrate zoology) [Same as GCRL ZO 452]. 5 hours Marine Aquaculture (General zoology, vertebrate and invertebrate zoology, or consent of instructor) [Same as GCRL ZO 464]. 6 hours Directed Individual Study [Same as GCRL ZO 561]. Hours of credit to be arranged Research/Thesis [Same as GCRL ZO 561]. Hours of credit to be arranged

BIO 6526

BIO 7000

BIO 8000


semester grace period in which to retain a teaching assistantship. By the end of this grace period, the student must have achieved an overall 3.00 GPA. This 3.00 GPA must be maintained for the duration of the graduate program, or the student will be terminated from the graduate program. The student may retain a teaching assistantship during this second probationary semester also. During the probationary semester, the student must be enrolled in approved program requirements or if the program has not yet been approved in courses appropriate for the program.

Biomedical Engineering
An Interdisciplinary Curriculum

coordinating committee of the biomedical engineering graduate committee, and be accepted as a student by a member of the biomedical engineering graduate faculty. The student must have a 3.00 grade point average or higher and, if applicable, a TOEFL score of 600 or greater. Special arrangements for early preselection/admission of undergraduate students will be made for engineering students from Jackson State University and science and math students from The Mississippi School of Math and Science. A student entering the Ph.D. program should have a M.S. in an engineering discipline. Special consideration may be given to exceptional students with a B.S. degree in engineering who may wish to bypass the M.S. in completing the requirements for the doctoral degree. Program of Study/Completion RequirementsThe M.S. degree requires 24 semester hours credit above the baccalaureate degree, at least half of which must be from 8000 level courses or above. In addition, six or more research/thesis credit hours are required. As part of the 24 course work hours students must take: ABE 8501, ABE 8801, BIO 6514 or BIO 6114, and ST 8114. An oral comprehensive examination, and a thesis are required. The Ph.D. degree requires that the student pass a preliminary exam, a dissertation, a minimum of 48 course work hours beyond the B.S., and 2032 research hours (for a total of 80 hours). In addition to the required course list for M.S. students, a Ph.D. student must also take a graduate-level mathematics course, or approved substitute, such as an additional graduate level statistics course. The graduate committee for each M.S. and Ph.D. student will be composed of a minimum of four and five faculty members, respectively. Faculty members on the graduate Biomedical Engineering faculty hold appoints in departments in the College of Engineering at MSU, the Department of Chemistry at MSU, the Department of Animal and Dairy Sciences at MSU, the College of Veterinary Medicine (CVM) at MSU, and in departments of the University of Mississippi Medical Center (UMC) in Jackson, MS. The following requirements for a M.S. graduate committee will apply: chair must be an MSU engineering faculty member, one member must be a clinician (CVM faculty, UMC faculty, or practicing clinician), two or more members must be engineers, and two or more members must be MSU faculty members. The following requirements for a Ph.D. graduate committee will apply: chair must be an MSU engineering faculty member, one member must be a clinician (CVM faculty, UMC faculty, or practicing clinician), three or more members must be engineers, and three

James Worth Bagley College of Engineering

Dr. Kirk Schultz, Dean Dr. Roger L. King, Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Studies

Department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering

Dr. William Batchelor, Department Head Dr. Steven Elder, Graduate Coordinator 100 Ag and Bio Engineering Bldg 662-325-3282
The interdisciplinary Biomedical Engineering program is administered through Agricultural and Biological Engineering for the College of Engineering. Programs of study and research leading to both the Master of Science and the Doctor of Philosophy degrees in Biomedical Engineering are available. Biomedical Engineering is the engineering discipline that applies engineering principles to study and finds solutions for problems associated with the human body, medicine, and the health care field. At MSU, students can concentrate on research in biomaterials and biomechanics, tissue engineering, ergonomics/human factors, biosimulation/modeling, and other areas. Admission CriteriaRegular admission into the M.S. or Ph.D. programs requires that the student meet the admission requirements of the Office of Graduate Studies, have an undergraduate engineering or approved computer science (or remedial engineering course work), submit GRE scores, submit TOEFL scores if applicable, receive a positive recommendation by the