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Elizabeth City State University

Exit Requirements

To be awarded a Master of Science in Biology degree, each student must:

  • Complete 30 total credit hours with at least 24 credit hours completed in residence for the Biological Sciences track. Complete 36 total hours with at least 30 completed in residence for the Biology Education track.
  • Achieve an overall minimum GPA of 3.0 (4.0 scale);
  • Earn no more than two (2) "C" grades and no grade below "C";
  • Complete a thesis on original research that has been orally defended and formally approved by the advisory committee (Biological Science): or complete and have approved by committee an action research project developed from data collected on teaching methods in a public school classroom (Biology Education);
  • Complete a graduation application and obtain all approval signatures;
  • Meet all other requirements for a Master's Degree in effect for the masters programs at ECSU;
  • Complete an exit interview with the Department Program Coordinator to evaluate program strengths and weaknesses; and
  • Complete all exit requirements within six (6) years of the initial acceptance semester

For more information, contact:

Biology Graduate Program Coordinator

Department of Biology and Marine Environmental Science

Elizabeth City State University

Campus Box 930

1704 Weeksville Road

Elizabeth City, NC 27909

Phone: 252-335-3244

Fax: 252-335-3697