Combined BS/MS in Biology
Qualified students may pursue the combined degree program to complete a Bachelor of Science in Biology and Master of Science in Biology within five years. The accelerated program allows students to complete some graduate credits as part of their undergraduate program.
BS/MS students enjoy all the benefits of both individual programs, including challenging courses, meaningful community interaction and hands-on research. Opportunities for professional experience abound, between research positions with the National Institutes of Health, internships at the Smithsonian Institution and laboratory projects in GW’s own renowned facilities.
Students should contact the biology director of graduate studies during their junior year to begin the application process. All applicants must complete a Columbian College Combined Bachelor’s/Master’s Program Application for Admission (PDF) early in their junior year.
Undergraduate students must complete six graduate credits in addition to their degree requirements. Contact the director of graduate studies for more information.