Facilities and Resources Available
The Master of Science in Biology program is housed in the Jenkins Science Center (JSC) on the ECSU campus. JSC was constructed in 1990 and has an area of 50,000 square feet devoted to classrooms, teaching laboratories, specialized research areas, instrumentation and equipment rooms, planetarium and faculty and administrative offices. Additionally, there is a dedicated graduate program computer laboratory in the building and plans to develop another more extensive computer facility. The building houses the Department of Biology and the Department of Chemistry, Physics and Geology allowing opportunity for interdisciplinary collaboration and research for the Biological Sciences track. The Department collaborates closely with members of the ECSU Department of Education for those in the Biology Education track. Research faculty in the Graduate Program are engaged in a wide-diversity of projects that are ideal for graduate level involvement, including animal and plant biotechnology, cell transformation and physiology, parasitology, environmental microbiology, restoration ecology, and cancer biology and graduate faculty understand the issues concerning public school instruction in the 21st century.