Master of Science in Human Biology (M.S.)
The Master of Science in Human Biology is a 34-hour graduate-level program that provides students with both scientific and pedagogical preparation for teaching courses in higher education. This program includes rigorous medical school preparatory courses which should provide graduates with above average content knowledge. With graduate education courses in higher education, student support services and retention, and research and assessment, along with biomedical science courses such as biochemistry, gross anatomy, physiology, and cell biology, you will receive the perfect balance of content knowledge and applied pedagogy to teach at the college level.
Program Learning Outcomes
The student will be able to:
- Communicate through oral and written means at a professorial level.
- Collect and analyze research data within the current knowledge of the literature of the discipline.
- Evaluate human biological principles from a Creationist Biblical worldview.
- Use critical thinking strategies as a basis for identifying and addressing issues within higher education.
- Create a teaching presentation based off content knowledge.
Program Specific Admission Procedures
In addition to the General Admission Procedures outlined in this Catalog, applicants to the Master of Science in Human Biology program must have:
- An earned baccalaureate degree in biology or related biological sciences from an institution accredited by an agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education (e.g., SACSCOC, TRACS, ABHE, etc.);
- Official college transcript documenting the minimum GPA requirement and course prerequisites should be submitted.
- Minimum GPA 3.0
Students may transfer up to 16 hours of graduate course work from an accredited institution. In order to be eligible for transfer, course work must have a minimum grade of B-, and must have been completed in the past 10 years. Credits from a prior degree on the same academic level earned through Liberty University are considered transfer credits.