May 23, 2024  
2022 - 2023 Graduate Catalog 
2022 - 2023 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Biology Department



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The Biology Program

General Description

The Department of Biology at William & Mary offers a two-year, research-intensive master’s program where students are supported by teaching assistantships and full tuition waivers. Graduate research opportunities exist in four broad areas: behavioral biology, developmental biology, ecology and evolutionary biology, and molecular and cell biology. With a low student to faculty ratio (approximately 8-10 new students each year with 25 full-time faculty), we offer an intimate and highly personalized research and education experience rarely attainable at larger universities. Also, our graduate students often work closely with and mentor undergraduates, providing numerous informal teaching and personal development opportunities. Specific information about our graduate students and faculty can be found here.

Programs and Course Descriptions




    Description of Courses

    Unless otherwise noted, all courses are graded using standard grading [A, B, C, D, F] scheme (See Grading and Academic Progress  in the section entitled Graduate Regulations) and may not be repeated for credit (See Repeated Courses  requirements in the section entitled Graduate Regulations).

    Biology GRAD