5: Graduate School of Arts and Sciences

General Information | Programs and Degrees Offered | Admission Information
Financial Assistance | Graduate Academic Regulations
Requirements for Specific Graduate Degrees | Departments and Programs | Faculty

Non-Departmental | Anthropology | Art | Asian and Middle Eastern | Asian Studies | Astronomy
Biochemistry | Biology | Biological and Physical Sciences | Biophysics | Cell and Molecular Biology
Cell Biology | Chemistry | Classics | Commerce | Drama | Economics | English | Environmental Sciences
French | German | Government and Foreign Affairs | Health Evaluation Sciences | History | Linguistics
Mathematics | Microbiology | Molecular Physiology and Biological Physics | Music | Neuroscience
Pharmacology | Philosophy | Physics | Psychology | Religious Studies | Russian and East European Studies
Slavic | Sociology | Spanish, Italian, and Portuguese | Statistics | Surgery

Department of Biology
Course Descriptions | Departmental Degree Requirements

Departmental Degree Requirements

Mountain Lake   Additional graduate courses are offered during the summer session at the Mountain Lake Biological Station. There is also a Mountain Lake Masterís Degree Program. Further information may be obtained from the Director, Mountain Lake Biological Station, Department of Biology, Gilmer Hall, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA 2290l, or from the Director of the Summer Session, Garrett Hall, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA.

Master of Arts and Master of Science   The minimum residence requirement is one session and one full summer at this University, or three full summers. A masterís degree candidate must successfully complete a minimum of 24 credits of course work at the graduate level, exclusive of 800-level and 900-level research courses.

Doctor of Philosophy   Students who select biology as their major subject, in addition to meeting the regular University requirements, must have a general knowledge of related sciences, such as chemistry, mathematics, and physics, and a comprehensive knowledge of the various aspects of biology, as attested by the completion of prescribed courses and such examinations as may be imposed. The biology department has additional requirements, including the successful completion of a minimum of 20 credits of graduate-level-lecture or laboratory course work and involvement by students in a program of seminar courses. These requirements are subject to change from year to year, but a list of the current ones may be obtained from the biology department upon request. The completion of residence requirements and class work does not guarantee a degree to any student; the preeminent qualifications are thoroughness in work, resourcefulness, initiative, creative ability, and intellectual drive.


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