The equivalent of a Bachelor of Science with a major in Biology as offered at John Carroll University. Completion of other related majors (environmental science, cell and molecular biology, etc.) will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
For both the M.A. and M.S. programs, a completed application form, official undergraduate transcripts, and at least two letters of academic evaluation from former professors must be submitted.
Students may be granted conditional or unconditional acceptance to the program. The minimum requirements for unconditional acceptance are a 3.0 GPA in biology courses and a 3.0 overall GPA. In some cases, conditional acceptance may be granted to students with a 2.5 GPA in their biology courses and for their overall GPA. Students granted conditional acceptance must obtain a 3.0 GPA in their first two JCU biology courses (6 credits minimum).
Students seeking to enter the M.S. program in biology must contact professors in the department to determine if those professors are accepting graduate students. Contact information and the research interests of biology faculty can be found on this website.