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2018-2019 General Catalog 
2018-2019 General Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Biomedical and Veterinary Medical Sciences-Comparative Biomedical Sciences, M.S.

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The departmental-level academic course plan for each student will be developed in consultation with and approved by the student’s graduate advisory committee. The committee will include the student’s major advisor and at least two additional members of the graduate faculty such that the LSU Graduate School’s requirements for graduate committees are satisfied.

The degree involves course work in the student’s area of specialty and completion of an original research project resulting in an acceptable thesis. Thirty hours of credit beyond the baccalaureate or professional degree at the graduate level (in courses numbered 4000 or above) must be earned. The curricular requirements include:

  • At least six hours in thesis research (VMED 8000 ).
  • At least 24 hours at the 7000 level or above in courses other than thesis research (VMED 8000 ), including
    • three hours of CBS 7104 Biomedical Cell and Molecular Biology
    • three hours of CBS 7108 Critical Analysis in Molecular Biology/Medicine
    • two hours of VMED 7004 Introduction to Research
    • at least three hours of experimental statistics at the 7000 level

The student must pass a final comprehensive oral exam. At the discretion of the student’s advisory committee, a written exam may be required. Few students are admitted to this degree program.

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