Cal Poly Master's Degree Programs

Biological Sciences

MS Biological Sciences

The M.S. in Biological Sciences is designed to strengthen the student's academic understanding and improve competence for fields that require advanced training beyond the bachelor's degree. This leads to careers in industry and/or civil service, teaching biological sciences at the elementary, secondary, and community college levels. Students who graduate with a master's in Biological Sciences from Cal Poly often pursue graduate work at the doctoral level or obtain professional employment in one of the following fields: environmental consulting, teaching, research (e.g., lab manager, research specialist), biotechnology and related industries. The program also offers a unique, interdisciplinary specialization in regenerative medicine.

Biological Sciences professor Nikki Adams leading her students at the Center for Coastal Marine Sciences

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