Master of Science (M.Sc.) Microbiology (Thesis) (45 credits)

Offered by: Natural Resource Sciences     Degree: Master of Science

Program Requirements

The Master of Science in Microbiology is a thesis program of 45 credits. The program involves research within, and often across, multiple disciplines of basic and applied environmental sciences that advances our fundamental knowledge about microorganisms as well as leads to improved efficiencies of our managed ecosystems. Specialties within the program range from the study of microbial ecology and diversity in natural, human-induced and extreme environments, molecular genetics, bioinformatics, and bacterial pathogens.

Thesis Courses (36 credits)

  • NRSC 691 M.Sc. Thesis Research 1 (12 credits)

    Offered by: Natural Resource Sciences (Agricultural & Environmental Sciences)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Natural Resource Sciences : Independent research under the direction of a supervisor towards the completion of the M.Sc. degree.

    Terms: Fall 2024, Winter 2025, Summer 2025

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2024-2025 academic year.

  • NRSC 692 M.Sc. Thesis Research 2 (12 credits)

    Offered by: Natural Resource Sciences (Agricultural & Environmental Sciences)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Natural Resource Sciences : Independent research under the direction of a supervisor towards the completion of the M.Sc. degree.

    Terms: Fall 2024, Winter 2025, Summer 2025

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2024-2025 academic year.

  • NRSC 693 M.Sc. Thesis Research 3 (12 credits)

    Offered by: Natural Resource Sciences (Agricultural & Environmental Sciences)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Natural Resource Sciences : Completion of the M.Sc. thesis, its approval by reviewers and acceptance by Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies all required for a pass to be granted.

    Terms: Fall 2024, Winter 2025, Summer 2025

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2024-2025 academic year.

Required Courses (3 credits)

  • NRSC 643 M.Sc. Proposal Seminar (1 credit)

    Offered by: Natural Resource Sciences (Agricultural & Environmental Sciences)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Natural Resource Sciences : M.Sc. students in the first year of the programdevelop a research proposal and present aseminar.

    Terms: Fall 2024, Winter 2025

    Instructors: Driscoll, Brian T (Fall) Driscoll, Brian T (Winter)

    • Restrictions: Open only to students in a Department of Natural Resource Sciences M.Sc. program.

  • NRSC 644 M.Sc. Update Seminar (1 credit)

    Offered by: Natural Resource Sciences (Agricultural & Environmental Sciences)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Natural Resource Sciences : M.Sc. students in their second or third semesterpresent oral and poster presentations onresearch progress.

    Terms: Fall 2024, Winter 2025

    Instructors: Driscoll, Brian T (Fall) Driscoll, Brian T (Winter)

    • Prerequisites: NRSC 643

    • Restrictions: Open only to students in a Department of Natural Resource Sciences M.Sc. program.

  • NRSC 651 M.Sc. Final Seminar (1 credit)

    Offered by: Natural Resource Sciences (Agricultural & Environmental Sciences)

    Administered by: Graduate Studies

    Overview

    Natural Resource Sciences : M.Sc. students present a final research seminarafter completing all other course and seminarrequirements.

    Terms: Fall 2024, Winter 2025

    Instructors: Driscoll, Brian T (Fall) Driscoll, Brian T (Winter)

    • Prerequisites: NRSC 644

    • Restrictions: Open only to students in a Department of Natural Resource Sciences M.Sc. program.

Complementary Courses (6 credits)

Two 3-credit 500-, 600-, or 700-level courses; normally one of these will be a course in statistics.

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