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2023-2024 Graduate Catalog 
    
2023-2024 Graduate Catalog

Natural Science-Interdisciplinary MS (College of Arts and Sciences)


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The MS in Natural Science is a flexible graduate program that offers students the option of combining one area of natural science with graduate course work in a variety of related disciplines. Fields of study available to students in this program include biological sciences, chemistry, geology, geohazards, mathematics, physics, and CSEQuiN (Center for Spin Effects and Quantum Information in Nanostructures). There is also a formal concentration in computational linguistics within the natural sciences interdisciplinary degree. Students interested in this concentration should visit the department website for specific program requirements.

Required Core (15 credits)


Select graduate level courses from one Natural Sciences or Mathematics department, including one course in Research Methods / Statistics.

  • Biology (BIO)
  • Chemistry (CHE)
  • Geology (GLY)
  • Mathematics (MTH)
  • Physics (PHY)

Second Natural Sciences Area (15 credits)


Select graduate level courses from one Natural Sciences or Mathematics department:

  • Biology (BIO)
  • Chemistry (CHE)
  • Geology (GLY)
  • Mathematics (MTH)
  • Physics (PHY)

*With prior approval up to 6 of these credits may be in area of Humanities, Social Sciences or through GSE, SEAS, SPHHP, JSMBS or RPCCC.

Culminating Experience: Project (3 credits)


Register in primary concentration department.

  • Project Guidance 3 Credits

Total Credit Hours: 33


3.0 Degree GPA required

 

Instruction Method


  • In Person (100 percent of courses offered in person)

Full/Part Time Options


  • Full Time
  • Part Time

Credits Required


  • 33 Hours

Time-To-Degree


  • 2 Years

Application Fee


  • $75

Program Contact


Jen Mdurvwa
810 Clemens Hall
Amherst, NY 14261
Email: jmdurvwa@buffalo.edu
Phone: 716-645-1340

SED Statement


This program is officially registered with the New York State Education Department (SED).

Online programs/courses may require students to come to campus on occasion. Time-to-degree and number of credit hours may vary based on full/part time status, degree, track and/or certification option chosen. Time-to-degree is based on calendar year(s). Contact the department for details.

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