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Chemistry Preprofessional

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  Introduction The Chemistry Preprofessional major prepares students for careers outside chemistry — particularly in the health sciences. The program covers all the coursework required for admission to most health-related postgraduate schools, including medicine dentistry optometry osteopathic medicine pharmacy biotechnology Delaware State provides undergraduates with wide latitude to pursue independent research. Students enjoy the opportunity to design their own studies, analyze results, and present their findings — while gaining valuable preparation for graduate school or the work force. Professional Preparation Students who graduate with a Chemistry Preprofessional degree are equipped for a wide range of careers. Their laboratory, research, and analytical skills are sought after by employers within a number of rapidly growing industries. These employers include pharmacies drug manufacturers hospitals, clinics, and doctor’s offices energy firms environmental companies law enforcement laboratories Faculty Members of the Delaware State chemistry faculty are highly committed to undergraduate education. Because the department is small and intimate, instructors can provide individual attention to each student, acting as mentors and advisors as well as classroom educators. They help students discover their academic strengths and establish solid foundations for graduate school and career development. Research and Experience The Delaware State chemistry department encourages undergraduates to get involved in research. The university hosts nine chemistry research labs and three multipurpose labs, all equipped with high-end instrumentation and advanced computer technology. Undergraduates often play significant roles in the research process. Delaware State’s research emphases include hydrogen fuel cells, forensic chemistry, environmental chemistry, and pharmaceuticals. The department maintains a very active student chapter of the American Chemical Society (ACS). The chapter provides opportunities for students to present research findings, interact with professional chemists and researchers, take field trips to chemistry-related companies, and more.      

Chemistry

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Introduction Delaware State takes a hands-on approach to teaching chemistry. Our students spend less time in the lecture hall than students at other institutions do, and more time in the research lab. We encourage undergraduates to get involved in research projects early on, working alongside senior faculty and graduate students. In addition, all seniors in the chemistry program conduct an independent research project and present their findings to classmates and faculty. Delaware State’s chemistry department has an innovative research program, specializing in areas such as renewable energy, forensic science, pharmaceuticals, and health care. We have an intimate department with small class sizes, so chemistry students enjoy a lot of direct interaction with their professors. Above all, chemistry majors develop practical lab and research skills that can help them compete successfully for jobs and graduate-school placements. Professional Preparation A sizeable portion of Delaware State’s chemistry graduates pursue advanced scientific degrees. Graduates who choose to go directly into the work force can find employment in chemistry-related fields such as environmental regulation / research pharmaceuticals product development health care energy natural resources science writing Faculty Members of the Delaware State chemistry faculty are highly committed to undergraduate education. Because the department is small and intimate, instructors can provide individual attention to each student, acting as mentors and advisors as well as classroom educators. They help students discover their academic strengths and establish solid foundations for graduate school and career development. Research and Experience The Delaware State chemistry department encourages undergraduates to get involved in research. The university hosts nine chemistry research labs and three multipurpose labs, all equipped with high-end instrumentation and advanced computer technology. Undergraduates often play significant roles in the research process. Delaware State’s research emphases include hydrogen fuel cells, forensic chemistry, environmental chemistry, and pharmaceuticals. The department maintains a very active student chapter of the American Chemical Society (ACS). The chapter provides opportunities for students to present research findings, interact with professional chemists and researchers, take field trips to chemistry-related companies, and more.    

Pure Mathematics (M.S.)

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  Curriculum for Pure Mathematics (M.S.)  The masters programs in mathematical sciences are flexible enough to accommodate students with diversified background training. In consultation with the Graduate Committee, each student develops a course of study in mathematics areas most relevant to his or her professional and career objectives. Each student must take 15 credit hours of required courses, and complete an additional 18 hours either in the Thesis Option or the Non-Thesis Option.   Required Courses All of these five courses:   Course No. Course Name Credits MTSC-500 Foundations of Mathematics 3 Hours MTSC-511 Introduction to Abstract Algebra 3 Hours MTSC-561 Real Analysis I 3 Hours MTSC-562 Real Analysis II 3 Hours MTSC-571 Complex Analysis 3 Hours   Select one of the following two courses:          Course No. Course Name Credits MTSC-541 Advanced Probability Theory 3 Hours MTSC-521 General Topology 3 Hours Total:   18 Hours     THESIS OPTION: Pure Mathematics     1.      Electives of 6 credit hours from the Pure Mathematics Courses:             Course No. Course Name Credits MTSC-525 Logic 3 Hours MTSC-531 Number Theory 3 Hours MTSC-621 Introduction to Functional Analysis 3 Hours MTSC-504 Modern Geometry 3 Hours MTSC-611 Topics in Pure Mathematics 3 Hours   2.      MTSC-699 Thesis  (6 Hours)   3.      Electives from Pure Mathematics and/or applied Mathematics and/or Other Graduate level courses with the approval of the student’s advisor. (3 Hours)  Total:  15 Hours   The students who select thesis option must defend their thesis before the Department Graduate Committee. A student must complete a six-hour research thesis.     NON-THESIS OPTION   The student who selects either one of the following non-thesis options must pass a written examination within two attempts.   This written examination is administered in February. A student must pass the written exam by the beginning of his/her 6th semester of study. A second and final attempt is permitted in the following August. In this examination a student must choose 2 topics from Algebra, Analysis, and Applied Mathematics. The exam is based on both 25-561 for Analysis, 25-511 for Algebra, and (or) 25-651 and 25-643 for Applied Mathematics. Another topic, such as Ordinary Differential Equations, Partial Differential Equations, or Statistics, may be substituted for one of the above by petition to the graduate committee based on two graduate level courses and supported by a faculty member.   Pure Mathematics 1.         Electives from the Pure Mathematics Courses (9 Hours)   2.         Electives from Pure Mathematics and/or Applied Mathematics and/or Graduate level courses with the approval of the student’s advisor.  (6 Hours)                                                                                                  Total:  15 Hours  

Applied Mathematics (M.S.)

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  Curriculum for Applied Mathematics (M.S.) The masters programs in mathematical sciences are flexible enough to accommodate students with diversified background training. In consultation with the Graduate Committee, each student develops a course of study in mathematics areas most relevant to his or her professional and career objectives. Each student must take 15 credit hours of required courses, and complete an additional 18 hours either in the Thesis Option or the Non-Thesis Option.   Required Courses All of these five courses:   Course No. Course Name Credits MTSC-500 Foundations of Mathematics 3 Hours MTSC-511 Introduction to Abstract Algebra 3 Hours MTSC-561 Real Analysis I 3 Hours MTSC-562 Real Analysis II 3 Hours MTSC-571 Complex Analysis 3 Hours   Select one of the following two courses:    Course No. Course Name Credits MTSC-541 Advanced Probability Theory 3 Hours MTSC-521 General Topology 3 Hours   Total: 18 Hours   THESIS OPTION: Applied Mathematics Electives of 6 credit hours from the Applied Mathematics Courses: MTSC-699 Thesis (6 Hours) Electives from Pure Mathematics and/or Applied Mathematics and/or other Graduate level courses with the approval of the student’s advisor. (3 Hours) Total: 15 Hours The students who select thesis option must defend their thesis before the Department Graduate Committee. A student must complete a six-hour research thesis.   NON-THESIS OPTION The student who selects either one of the following non-thesis options must pass a written examination within two attempts. This written examination is administered in February. A student must pass the written exam by the beginning of his/her 6th semester of study. A second and final attempt is permitted in the following August. In this examination a student must choose 2 topics from Algebra, Analysis, and Applied Mathematics. The exam is based on both 25-561 for Analysis, 25-511 for Algebra, and (or) 25-651 and 25-643 for Applied Mathematics. Another topic, such as Ordinary Differential Equations, Partial Differential Equations, or Statistics, may be substituted for one of the above by petition to the graduate committee based on two graduate level courses and supported by a faculty member. Applied Mathematics 1.  Electives from the Applied Mathematics Courses  (9 Hours) 2.  Electives from Pure Mathematics and/or Applied Mathematics and/or Graduate level courses with the approval of the student’s advisor. (6 Hours) Total: 15 Hours Department Homepage

Curriculum in Optical Engineering

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Optical Engineering Track All students who select the Engineering Physics program major must complete the general education program as required of all students (See General Education Requirements). In addition, students must take Physics 191, 192, 201, 202, 220, 361, 362,401, 402, 418; Engineering 205, 210, 211, 212, 220, 221, 302, 309, 340; Mathematics 251, 252, 253; Chemistry 101, and technical electives specific to each track.   Technical Elective Selection Students who desire to major in Engineering Physics in the Optical Engineering track will choose a minimum of 12 credits from technical electives from among the following:     Course Course Name Credits 26-316 Introduction to Optics 4 26-331 Mathematical Methods of Physics I 3 26-332 Mathematical Methods of Physics II 3 26-302  Signal Processing I 3 26-311 Fiber Optics Communication 4 26-310 Optical Electronics 3 26-406 Modern Optical Techniques 4   Back to Department Homepage Back to College Homepage  

Curriculum in Bioengineering

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Bioengineering Track All students who select the Engineering Physics program major must complete the general education program as required of all students (See General Education Requirements). In addition, students must take Physics 191, 192, 201, 202, 220, 361, 362, 401, 402, 418; Engineering 205, 210, 211, 212, 220, 221, 302, 309, 340; Mathematics 251, 252, 253; Chemistry 101, and technical electives specific to each track. Technical Elective Selection Students who desire to major in Engineering Physics in the Bioengineering track will choose a minimum of 12 credits from technical electives from among the following: Course Course Name Credits 26-316 Introduction to Optics 4 21-303 Topics in Bioinformatics 3 26-331 Mathematical Methods of Physics I 3 26-332 Mathematical Methods of Physics II 3 26-313 Analytical Mechanics I 3 26-314 Analytical Mechanics II 3 26-317 Foundations in Bioengineering 4 26-410 Molecular Engineering Systems 4 26-409 Biosensors & Bioinstrumentation 3 26-406 Modern Optical Techniques 4 Back to Department Homepage Back to College Homepage  

Curriculum in Health Professions

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I 4 CHEM 102 General Chemistry II 4 ENGL 101 English Composition I 3 ENGL 102 English Composition II 3 PSYC 201 Introduction to General Psychology 3 MTSC 122 Trigonometry 3 BIOL 191 University Seminar I 1 BIOL 192 University Seminar II 1       BIOL 194 Intro. to Biology Professions 1               Total Credits 15   Total Credits 16 Sophomore Fall Semester Sophomore Spring Semester Course Course Name Cr Course Course Name Cr BIOL 215 Cell Biology 4 BIOL 210 Genetics 4 CHEM 210 Organic Chemistry I 4 CHEM 211 Organic Chemistry II 4 MVSC 101 Fitness and Wellness 2  ENGL 2xx Literature# 3 MTSC 261 Calculus for Life Sciences (or MTSC 251/252-Calc I & II) 4 BIOL 321 Biostatistics 3 SCCJ 101 Introduction to Sociology 3 BIOL 299 Soph. Seminar – Sci. Literature 1 BIOL 301  Problems in Biology (optional)                       Total Credits 17   Total Credits 15 Summer Clinical Experience Junior Fall Semester Junior Spring Semester Course Course Name Cr Course Course Name Cr BIOL 310 Molecular Biology 4 CHEM 403 Biochemistry (offered in spring) OR   BIOL 307 Principles of Physiology 4 BIOL 422 Biochemical Mechanisms (offered in fall) 4  ENGL 200 Speech 3 GLOB 395 Global Societies 3 PHYS 211 Fundamentals of Physics I 4 PHYS 212 Fundamentals of Physics II 4       BIOL 399 Junior Seminar-Sci. Writing* 1       BIOL 370 Human Anatomy 4               Total Credits 15   Total Credits 16 Summer Research Internship Senior Fall Semester Senior Spring Semester Course Course Name Cr Course Course Name Cr XX xxx Arts and Humanities# 3  PHIL 105/202/322 Ethics course (Humanities). PHIL 322 recommended 3 BIOL xxx Biology Elective 4 BIOL xxx Biology Elective 4 BIOL xxx Biology Elective 4 XX xxx Open Elective 3-4 BIOL 301 Problems in Biology OR   XX xxx Open Elective 3-4 BIOL 451 Senior Research (Capstone I)** 2 23-499 Senior Seminar (Capstone II)** 1               Total Credits 15   Total Credits 14-16 Total Credits: 121-123 ** Senior Capstone (if BIOL 301 or internship already completed, 451 can be waived but not 499) *   Writing Intensive Course(s) #One of these courses must be used to meet the African American (Gen Ed) Experience $General Biology I and II (BIOL 101 and 102 together) can substitute for BIOL 201 and 202   BIOLOGY ELECTIVES: Students must not take less than 18 credits of Biology courses from the course elective list below. These are the only ones that can satisfy the Biology elective requirement for this track.  Substitutions can be requested, under special circumstances, but require written approval of advisor and Chair in advance. The Curriculum Tracks are designed for the intended career goal, including anticipation of entrance examinations, so students should adhere to the suggested sequence.  It is advisable for the student to check possible post graduate school requirements during their Junior year to ensure that satisfy expectations of intended graduate/profession choices. REQUIREMENTS:  Students must take each of the five biology core courses (201-202-215-210-310) in sequence and earn a grade of “C” or higher in each respectively before being able to progress to the next in the sequence (BIOL 101-102 can substitute for 201-202 but both of each group must be taken and same grade criteria apply).  In order for a student to take any 300 or 400 level Biology Department course, he or she must have earned a grade of "C" or better in the first four core courses.  These grade requirements take precedence over and supersede any lesser specific prerequisites of all 300 or 400 level Biology electives.  All students must pass the Biology Comprehensive Assessment (BCA) examination of core courses given to all students in BIOL 399.  If they do not pass, then the student must take BIOL 498 and pass the BCA, which is required for successful completion of this course, and the biology program. TRANSFER CREDITS: Students who receive transfer credit for courses that are equivalent to BIOL 101 and BIOL 102 will be considered to have met the prerequisite for BIOL 215.  Students transferring with a grade of “C” or better in Anatomy & Physiology I (207) and Anatomy & Physiology II (208) and Microbiology (322) usually have one (1) Biology elective waived. SPECIAL NOTES:    For all programs and tracks, a grade of “C” or better is required for all Biology courses.     For the Cell/Molecular/Biotechnology and for the Health Professions tracks, a grade of “C” or better is also required in all CMNST courses. All Biology majors must complete an independent research project.  Those who have completed a research project with a biology faculty member (e.g. 23-301 for credit, or via a paid stipend) prior to the beginning of their senior year, and especially if the project was an internship at another institution, the student must present their data to their advisor in order to be exempted from the required Senior Capstone I course.  If they have not completed a research project, or their internship is inadequate, then they must register for 23-451or 452 to complete a Capstone research project. If you take, 23-422 instead of 24-403, then you will need to take another Chemistry course if you want a minor in Chemistry – Instrumental Analysis (24-306) with lab is suggested.  Another set of courses the student can consider is Physics-317 (Foundations of Bioengineering) and Physics 409 (Biosensors and Bio-instrumentation) as electives with advisor, instructor, and Biology Chair approval. All Biology majors are required to successfully complete Senior Seminar (Capstone II, 23-499), no exceptions. General Note:  The minimum University requirement for graduation is 121 hours; in Biology you will usually complete between 121-125 hours depending on selections. Health Professions Biology Electives: Open Electives: 23-305 Developmental Biology 25-252 Calculus II 23-311 Neuroscience 36-208 Health Psychology 23-322 Microbiology 36-316 Developmental Psychology 23-352 Histology 36-402 Abnormal Psychology 23-411 Pharmacology 37-206 Cultural Anthropology 23-420 Immunology 16-355 Physiology of Exercise 23-317 Principles of Virology 16-356 Biomechanics 23-302 Comp. Vertebrate Anatomy.   23-315 Behavior  

Curriculum in Biomedical Research

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Seminar – Sci. Literature 1 BIOL 301 Problems in Biology (optional)           Total Credits 17   Total Credits 15 Summer Research Internship Junior Fall Semester Junior Spring Semester Course Course Name Cr Course Course Name Cr BIOL 310 Molecular Biology* 4 CHEM 403 Biochemistry (offered in spring) OR    BIOL xxx Biology Elective 4 BIOL 422 Biochemical Mechanisms (offered in fall) 4  HIST xxx History# 3 GLOB 395 Global Societies 3 PHYS 211 Fundamentals of Physics I 4 PHYS 212 Fundamentals of Physics II 4 BIOL 301 Problems in Biology (optional)   BIOL 399 Junior Seminar-Sci. Writing* 1       BIOL 470 Biotechnological Processes 4               Total Credits 15   Total Credits 16 Summer Research Internship Senior Fall Semester Senior Spring Semester Course Course Name Cr Course Course Name Cr XX xxx Arts and Humanities# 3  PHIL 105/202/322 Ethics course (Humanities). PHIL 322 recommended 3 BIOL xxx Biomedical Elective 4 BIOL xxx Biomedical Elective 4 BIOL xxx Biology Elective 4 BIOL xxx Biology Elective 4 BIOL 451 Senior Research (Capstone I)** 2 XXX xxx Open Elective 3-4       23-499 Senior Seminar (Capstone II)** 1   Total Credits 13   Total Credits 15-16 Total Credits: 122-123 ** Senior Capstone (if BIOL 301 or internship already completed, 451 can be waived but not 499) *   Writing Intensive Course(s) # One of these courses must be used to meet the African American Experience $ General Biology I and II (BIOL 101 AND 102) together can substitute for BIOL 201 and 202 BIOLOGY ELECTIVES: Students must not take less than 18 credits of Biology courses from the course elective list below. These are the only ones that can satisfy the Biology elective requirement for this track.  Substitutions can be requested, under special circumstances, but require written approval of advisor and Chair in advance. The Curriculum Tracks are designed for the intended career goal, including anticipation of entrance examinations, so students should adhere to the suggested sequence.  It is advisable for the student to check possible post graduate school requirements during their Junior year to ensure that satisfy expectations of intended graduate/profession choices. BIOMEDICAL RESEARCH ELECTIVES: Students must take at least two of the following three courses: BIOL-375 Molecular Genetics and Genomics; BIOL-410 Advanced Molecular Biology; BIOL-415 Advanced Cell Biology. REQUIREMENTS:   Students must take each of the five biology core courses (201-202-215-210-310) in sequence and earn a grade of “C” or higher in each respectively before being able to progress to the next in the sequence (BIOL 101-102 can substitute for 201-202 but both of each group must be taken and same grade criteria apply). In order for a student to take any 300 or 400 level Biology Department course, he or she must have earned a grade of  "C" or better in the first four core courses.  These grade requirements take precedence over and supersede any lesser specific prerequisites of all 300 or 400 level Biology electives.  All students must pass the Biology Comprehensive Assessment (BCA) examination of core courses given to all students in BIOL-399.  If they do not pass, then the student must take BIOL 498 and pass the BCA, which is required for successful completion of this course, and the biology program. TRANSFER CREDITS:  Students who receive transfer credit for courses that are equivalent to BIOL 101 and BIOL102 will be considered to have met the prerequisite for BIOL 215.  Students transferring with a grade of “C” or better in Anatomy & Physiology I (207) and Anatomy & Physiology II (208) and Microbiology (322) usually have one (1) Biology elective waived. SPECIAL NOTES:    For all programs and tracks, a grade of “C” or better is required for all Biology courses.     For the Biomedical and for the Health Professions tracks, a grade of “C” or better is also required in all CMNST courses. All Biology majors must complete an independent research project.  Those who have completed a research project with a biology faculty member (e.g. 23-301 for credit, or via a paid stipend) prior to the beginning of their senior year, and especially if the project was an internship at another institution, the student must present their data to their advisor in order to be exempted from the required Senior Capstone I course.  If they have not completed a research project, or their internship is inadequate, then they must register for 23-451or 452 to complete a Capstone research project. If you take, 23-422 instead of 24-403, then you will need to take another Chemistry course if you want a minor in Chemistry – Instrumental Analysis (24-306) with lab is suggested.  Another set of courses the student can consider is Physics-317 (Foundations of Bioengineering) and Physics 409 (Biosensors and Bio-instrumentation) as electives with advisor, instructor, and Biology Chair approval. All Biology majors are required to successfully complete Senior Seminar (Capstone II, 23-499), no exceptions. General Note:  The minimum University requirement for graduation is 121 hours; in Biology you will usually complete between 121-125 hours depending on selections. Cell/Molecular/Biotechnology Biology Electives: Open Electives: 23-305 Developmental Biology 41-105 Management Processes 23-322 Microbiology 41-325 Organizational Behavior 23-375 Mol. Genetics and Genomics 41-341 Business Ethics 23-420 Immunology 41-435 Entrepreneurship 23-317 Principles of Virology 46-300 Principles of Marketing 23-405 Cell Morphogenesis 35-301 Introduction to Bioinformatics 23-307 Principles of Physiology 25-252 Calculus II  23-370 Human Anatomy 23-411 Pharmacology   23-311 Neuroscience

Maximizing Access to Research Careers (MARC U*STAR)

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  MARC U*STAR Maximizing Access to Research Careers Undergraduate Student Training in Academic Research Sponsored by the National Institutes of Health What is MARC U*STAR?  (Download program overview pdf)   MARC U*STAR is an honor, scholarship program that provides support for undergraduate students who are underrepresented in the biomedical and behavioral sciences to improve their preparation for high-caliber graduate training at the Ph.D. level.   2010 MARC Trainees, photographed from left-to-right:  Jasmine Smith (Chemistry/Biology major); Iymaan Pinkman (Biology major); Brittany Williams (Biology major); Phontaye Sorrell (Psychology major); Williann Garber (Psychology major); and Charles Eke (Biology Major). Eligibility: Be a full-time student at DSU Major in the STEM disciplines (Biological Sciences, Chemistry, Physics & Pre-Engineering, Computer and Information Sciences, Mathematical Sciences, Psychology, and Human Ecology) or an approved Interdisciplinary Studies major Have a minimum of 60 college credits and have no less than 24 months until degree completion Possess an outstanding academic record (cumulative g.p.a. of 3.25 on a 4.0 scale) Must have the goal of pursuing a Ph.D. in the biomedical sciences. Scientific fields including biology, biochemistry, biophysics, bioinformatics, bioengineering, computational biology (molecular modeling), genomics, behavioral sciences, and nutrition will be considered as suitable areas for graduate study Be a U.S. citizen, non-citizen national or permanent resident of the United States who is of an underrepresented group Requirements: Participate in intramural research project with an approved mentor from DSU and complete an extramural summer internship Attend workshops for: laboratory safety, ethics in science, career development, how to complete an application, presentations and public speaking, leadership and service, critical thinking and problem solving, working with scientific literature Make an oral or poster presentation at the Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students (ABRCMS) The Award 60% paid tuition and fees Paid stipend Paid travel to attend ABRCMS Application procedure: Complete application Obtain and submit official transcript Write and submit a personal statement Obtain and submit two (2) letters of recommendation from faculty members   For more information, please contact   MARC U*STAR Program Delaware State University 1200 DuPont Highway Dover, DE 19901 (302) 857-7863 chwatson@desu.edu Back to College Home Page
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MARC U*STAR Trainees are eligible to participate in the Summer Research Experience (SRE), a paid summer internship allowing them to work in some of the most prestigious labs and research programs in the country.

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  • Receive MARC stipend throughout the summer (no stipend cost to host research mentor)
  • Up to a 10-week internship experience in some of the nation's most prestigious laboratories
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Biological Sciences MS

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The Department of Biological Sciences prepares students for career opportunities in professional studies and further graduate studies in areas related to biological sciences and neuroscience.  Many graduates pursue careers in state and federal agencies, health care, private industry, research, and teaching. The program strives to develop a clear and unbiased method of critical and logistic thinking, an appreciation and understanding of the natural world, and knowledge of biological principles required to make intelligent and effective decisions.  We offer four different graduate degree programs: Master of Science (MS) in Biological Science MS in Cellular and Molecular Neuroscience Faculty The Department of Biological Sciences is comprised of dedicated and well‑prepared faculty with diverse educational backgrounds and areas of research specialization. Small class sizes for graduate courses ensure that students interact closely with faculty in the learning experience. All faculty have published in their respective fields, and they maintain active research involvement.  Scholarly involvement and continuous professional development in research keeps the faculty current and able to offer exciting research opportunities to the students in a variety of areas.  The Department’s faculty are involved not only with individual research projects but also participate in joint collaborative research themes, for example in neuroscience.  The students have the opportunity to select their projects from these various arenas. Facilities The Department of Biological Sciences is housed in the Science Center (original) and the Mishoe Science Center.  The Department consists of 11 active research laboratories, a common biotechnology-equipped laboratory, six laboratory classrooms with prep rooms, faculty offices, a science reading room, an animal room, and a research greenhouse.  These facilities provide strong support capabilities in teaching and research areas of modern Biology.  The faculty have active research programs that are funded by research grants in various areas of biology but especially in plant biotechnology, cancer, and neuroscience. In addition, the department is a cosponsor of the Claude E. Phillips Herbarium. The herbarium is the largest collection of preserved plant materials at any historically black institution in the country and the only such collection on the Delmarva Peninsula. The Department of Biological Sciences has a dedicated and well-prepared faculty with diverse backgrounds and areas of specialization. All faculty have published in their respective fields, and they maintain active research involvement. The faculty are serious and talented teachers. The small class size insures that students interact closely with faculty in the learning experience. Scholarly involvement in research keeps the faculty current and able to offer exciting research opportunities to the students in a variety of areas. Admission Requirements For admission to the graduate degree programs in Biology, applicants must have a Bachelor's degree in Biological Science or a related field from an accredited college or university. Applicants must have earned a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.75 with 3.00 minimum in the major. Complete applications will undergo competitive review, with priority review for those applications received by March 15. Fall admission only.  Application must include official scores (not be more than five years old) on the Graduate Record Examination (General Test), Personal Statement, Resume, and three letters of reference. Click here for Graduate Admissions https://www.applyweb.com/desug/ Degree Requirements Master of Science (MS) Degree Program in Biological Sciences The MS Degree Program in Biological Sciences is designed to prepare students for further advanced study in biology.  Faculty with expertise in various areas (ranging from molecular and cellular biology to systemic biology and to ecological systems) have expanded the breadth of scientific backgrounds of students desiring to advance their careers in industry and government or to prepare themselves for other professional endeavors. The degree requirements include, and emphasize, a thesis based on mentored research that is conducted in an individual laboratory in the department, or an approved research laboratory. The program requires 30 DSU graduate credits and is designed for completion by full-time students within two years. Click here for the curriculum for a Master of Science Degree in Biological Sciences. Master of Science (MS) Degree Program in Molecular and Cellular Neuroscience The MS Degree Program in Molecular and Cellular Neuroscience is a specialty degree program designed to prepare students for advanced study in the area of neuroscience. The program capitalizes on the neuroscience expertise of a number of faculty who are active in this area of research. The degree requirements include and emphasize a neuroscience-based research thesis based on mentored research conducted in one of our neuroscience research laboratories. This program is supplemented by a partnership with Drexel University.  The program requires 33 graduate credits, including taking two classes at Drexel University, and is designed to allow completion over a two‑year period on a full‑time basis. Click here for the curriculum for a Master of Science Degree in Molecular and Cellular Neuroscience. Doctoral Degree Program (PhD) in Neuroscience The PhD Degree Program in Neuroscience is a specialty degree program designed to prepare students for professional careers in the area of neuroscience.  The degree requirements include and emphasize a neuroscience-based research dissertation based on mentored research conducted in one of our neuroscience research laboratories.  To become a candidate for the PhD, the student must complete all courses and pass a qualifying exam.   Areas of Specialization for Current Research Faculty within the Department of Biological Sciences Dr. Anthea Aikins - Microbiology Dr. Harb Dhillon - Neurophysiology and behavior in D. melanogaster and C. elegans Dr. Vincent Fondong - Plant biotechnology Dr. Michael Gitcho - Mammalian models for Alzheimer's research Dr. Melissa Harrington - Electrophysiology Dr. Y. Hwan Kim - Parkinson's Disease modeling Dr. Hakeem Lawall - Parkinson's Disease modeling Dr. Karl Miletti-  Cancer biology Dr. Murali Temburni - Neurophysiology and synaptic synchronization      
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Chair:
Charlie Wilson, Ph.D. 
 
Professors:
Clytrice Watson, Ph.D.
Harbinder Dhillon, Ph.D.
Vincent Fondong, Ph.D.
Melissa Harrington, Ph.D.
Andrew Lloyd, Ph.D.
 
 
Associate Professors:
Sabrina McGary, Ph.D.
Cynthia van Golen, Ph.D.
Charlie Wilson, Ph.D.
 
Assistant Professors:
Anthea Aikins, Ph.D.
Michael Gitcho, Ph.D.
Y. Hwan Kim, Ph.D.
Hakeem Lawall, Ph.D.
Karl Miletti, Ph.D.
Theresa Szabo-Maas, Ph.D.
Murali Temburni, Ph.D.
 
Visiting Professors
Derrick Scott, Ph.D.

Emeritus Professors
Leonard Davis, Ph.D.
Richard Driskill, M.S.
Stan Ivey, Ph.D.
Robert MacBride, Ph.D.
Gustav Ofosu, Ph.D.

 

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