Biological and Physical Sciences

This specialization serves the needs of students interested in broadening and supplementing their education in biology, the physical sciences, and related areas at the graduate level. Most candidates in this program desire broad training in the sciences, focusing on diverse course work rather than laboratory or field research. Areas of study may be chosen from any three graduate subject matter areas at Iowa State University, but the major emphasis must be in the biological and physical sciences in order to qualify for this degree.

(Choose three of the following)

Aerospace Engineering

Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering

Agricultural Meteorology

Agronomy

Analytical Chemistry

Animal Breeding and Genetics

Animal Physiology*

Animal Science

Applied Mathematics

Applied Physics

Astrophyics

Biochemistry

Bioinformatics and Computational Biology*

Biomedical Sciences

Biophysics

Biorenewable Resources and Technology*

Chemical Engineering

Chemistry

Civil Engineering

Complex Adaptive Systems

Computer Engineering

Computer Science

Condensed Matter Physics

Crop Production and Physiology

Earth Science

Ecology and Evolutionary Biology*

Electrical Engineering

Energy Systems Engineering

Engineering Management

Engineering Mechanics

Entomology

Environmental Sciences

Fisheries Biology

Food Science and Technology

Forestry

Genetics and Genomics*

Geology

High Energy Physics

Horticulture

Human Computer Interaction*

Immunobiology*

Industrial & Agricultural Technology

Industrial Engineering

Information Assurance*

Information Systems

Inorganic Chemistry

Kinesiology

Materials Science and Engineering

Mathematics

Meat Science

Mechanical Engineering

Meteorology

Microbiology*

Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology*

Neuroscience*

Nuclear Physics

Nutritional Sciences

Organic Chemistry

Physical Chemistry

Physics

Plant Breeding

Plant Biology

Plant Pathology

Seed Technology & Business

Soil Science

Statistics

Sustainable Agriculture*

Systems Engineering*

Toxicology*

Veterinary Clinical Sciences

Veterinary Microbiology

Veterinary Pathology

Veterinary Preventive Medicine*

Wildlife Ecology

Wind Energy Science, Engineering, and Policy

* Interdepartmental program

NOTE: Not more than one formally recognized interdepartmental program (e.g., Genetics and Genomics) may be used as a subject matter area.