Biological sciences encompass a variety of disciplines that involve the study of living matter in all of its wonderfully diverse forms. The graduate programs offered by Western Michigan Universitys Department of Biological Sciences reflect the broad spectrum of these disciplines, giving students the opportunity to receive advanced training in specialties ranging from cellular and molecular biology to ecology and evolution. The department provides an environment that fosters excitement and curiosity about the life sciences and prepares students to function as productive members of the academic, private and public scientific communities.
The department offers both a Doctor of Philosophy and Master of Science in biological sciences. The diversity of graduate faculty permits students to tailor a program that meets their individual needs and career goals. In addition, the department works closely with local industry and local hospitals to provide its graduates with specific training that will help them attain their career goals.
These are some of the compelling reasons to pursue graduate work at WMU: