地质学学士学位为学生进入地质学、古生物学或健康相关专业的研究生课程做准备, or for employment in environmental and energy-related industries; or (with the necessary education courses) for teaching in secondary schools. 大多数工业、研究或大学教学领域的就业机会都需要研究生学位.
论文或研究科学硕士学位为将成为大学或生物技术行业生物医学研究的技术人员提供培训, 以及寻求专业研究培训的医疗技术人员. The non-thesis Master of Science degree provides content appropriate for medical technologists preparing for the specialist in microbiology certification; for secondary teachers seeking advanced training in areas such as molecular biology, 免疫学, or microbiology; and for students seeking admission to professional schools, 比如医学或牙科.
Two (2) years— based on full-time enrollment; part time permitted.