Jump-Start Your Career: Two Paths to the Master of Science in Applied Biological Sciences

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How do I qualify? When should I apply? What are the benefits?

Learn more about the accelerated 4+1 combined Bachelor of Science and Master of Science program and the traditional master's program in applied biological sciences, offered by the College of Integrative Sciences and Arts at ASU Polytechnic campus.

Faculty members Heather Bateman and Catherine Hart explain the application process and program features of two pathways to a graduate degree in applied biological sciences. One option is the combination bachelor’s-master’s program in which you earn both degrees in just five years by double-dipping — using 12 credits across both degree programs. The second option is the traditional two-year Master of Science.

About Catherine Hart:

A senior lecturer in mathematics in the College of Integrative Sciences and Arts since 2016, Catherine Hart most recently served as interim faculty head of the Faculty of Science and Mathematics. Hart has taught at ASU since 2003, previously serving as a faculty associate and lecturer. She has expertise in best practices in teaching math for specific contexts and in incorporating relevant technologies and practical skills that will help students succeed in their courses and in the workforce.

About Heather Bateman:

Associate professor Heather Bateman is an award-winning field ecologist, conservation biologist and student mentor. Bateman is interested in how human land-use affects vertebrate populations and habitats, especially in riparian ecosystems. Her research interests lie in exploring wildlife responses to habitat alteration, with a particular interest in amphibians, reptiles and birds.

This session is part of the Faculty of Science and Mathematics Colloquium Series offered most Wednesdays during the academic year, by the College of Integrative Sciences at ASU's Polytechnic campus.

Department: 
Faculty of Science and Mathematics, College of Integrative Sciences and Arts
Contact: 
Fabio Suzart de Albuquerque
Wed., Sept. 26, 3 p.m.
Location: 
Student Union, Cooley Ballroom A
Campus: 
Polytechnic campus
Price: 
Free