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STEM Graduate Programs

MAT: Science Graduate Courses

Biology

BIOL 500 Workshops (1-3 SH) Courses numbered as BIO 500 may not be used to meet the requirements for the MAT: Science degree.

BIOL 520 Advanced Developmental Biology (3 SH) Advanced study of morphogenesis including genetic mechanisms and four-dimensional visualization.

BIOL 530 Advanced Anatomy and Physiology (3 SH) Recent advances in the study of anatomy and physiology.

BIOL 550 Ecology of the Great Plains (3 SH) Ecology of the Northern Great Plains, especially focusing on grasslands. Course involves collection, identification and classification of flora and fauna of North Dakota and adjoining US states and Canadian Provinces.

BIOL 570 Research(2-4 SH) Recent advances in biotechnology, genetic engineering, environmental issues, and the like.

BIOL 579 Research (1-2 SH) Research related to thesis topic. Students must have approved thesis proposal on file prior to registering for this course. Courses may be repeated for a total of 4 credits at the discretion of the student’s Graduate Advisory Committee.

BIOL 590 Seminar (1-3 SH) Seminars on topics as approved by the division chair.

BIOL 592 Special Topics (1-3 SH) Special Topics in Biology

BIOL 597 Independent Study (1-6 SH) Individual study on topics as approved by the division chair.

BIOL 599 Thesis (2 SH) Individual research culminating in a thesis.

Chemistry

CHEM 500 Workshops (1-3 SH) Courses numbered as CHEM 500 may not be used to meet any requirements for the MAT: Science degree.

CHEM 510 Organic Chemistry for Teachers (3 SH) An in-depth examination of the chemical and physical properties of organic functional groups.

CHEM 520 Physical Chemistry for Teachers (3 SH) The topics covered will include thermodynamics, equilibria, kinetics, electrochemistry, solution properties, and phase equilibria. No previous knowledge of calculus is assumed.

CHEM 550 Inorganic Chemistry for Teachers (3 SH) Among topics considered are periodic law, ionic bonding, crystalline structure of ionic compounds.

CHEM 570 Frontiers in Chemistry (3 SH) Developments in chemistry, including such subjects as environmental chemistry, use of computer models, and study of chemical reaction mechanisms.

CHEM 579 Research (1-2 SH) Research related to thesis topic. Students must have approved thesis proposal on file prior to registering for this course. Course may be repeated for a total of 4 credits at the discretion of the student’s Graduate Advisory Committee.

CHEM 590 Seminars (1-3 SH) Seminars on topics as approved by the division chair.

CHEM 592 Special Topics (1-3 SH) Special Topics in chemistry.

CHEM 597 Independent Study (1-3 SH) Individual study on topics as approved by the division chair.

CHEM 599 Thesis (2 SH) Individual research culminating in a thesis.

Physics

PHYS 500 Workshops (1-3) Courses numbered as PHYS 500 may not be used to meet any requirements for the MAT: Science Degree.

PHYS 579 Research (1-2 SH) Research related to thesis topic. Student must have approved thesis proposal on file prior to registering for this course. Course may be repeated for a total of 4 credits at the discretion of the student’s Graduate Advisory Committee.

PHYS 590 Seminars (1-3 SH) Seminars on topics as approved by the division chair.

PHYS 592 Special Topics (1-3 SH) Special Topics in Physics.

PHYS 597 Independent Study (1-3 SH) Individual study on topics as approved by the division chair.

PHYS 599 Thesis (2 SH) Individual research culminating in a thesis.

Science

SCI 500 Workshops (1-3 SH) Courses numbered as SCI 500 may not be used to meet any requirements for the MAT: Science degree.

SCI 501 Research Methods (3 SH) Introduction to skills needed to carry out scientific research, including library, computer, communication, data management, and analysis skills. Students will propose a scientific research project.

SCI 505 Biogeochemical Cycles (3 SH) Interdisciplinary study of global biogeochemical cycles and their impact on the environment.

SCI 510 Survey of Science Curricula (3 SH) Historical survey of science curricula with an emphasis on recent issues and trends and their application to current teaching practice.

SCI 579 Research (1-2 SH) Research related to thesis topic. Student must have approved thesis proposal on file prior to registering for this course. Course may be repeated for a total of 4 credits at the discretion of the student’s Graduate Advisory Committee.

SCI 589 Continuing Enrollment (0 SH) Required enrollment for students previously enrolled in thesis or project credits who have not completed the credits by the end of the semester enrolled. Fee required.

SCI 590 Seminar (1-3 SH) Seminars on topics as approved by the division chair.

SCI 592 Special Topics (1-3 SH) Special topics in Science.

SCI 597 Independent Study (1-3 SH) Individual study on topics as approved by the division chair.

SCI 599 Thesis (2 SH) Individual research culminating in a thesis.