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Current Graduate Student Resources

New BioScience grad student? Complete our online form to create your entry in the department graduate student directory.

Graduate Program Timeline
General Graduate Program Guidelines
Program Change Request Form
Procedures for Changing Degree Program
Program Specific Guidelines: PhD | MNS | MS | DA
Program Specific Checklists: PhD | MNS | MS | DA
DA Internship Guidelines
Annual Progress Report PDF | DOC
Program of Study PDF | DOC
MS Core Area Requirements
PhD Core Area Requirements
Diagnostic Evaluation Report Form PDF | DOCX
Diagnostic Assessment Guidelines PDF | DOCX
Diagnostic Assessment Worksheet PDF | DOCX
Proposal Defense Report PDF | DOC
Comprehensive Exam Report Form (Doctoral Students) PDF | DOC
Graduation Checklist
Biological Sciences Request for Departmental Research Funds
* Cover Page for Research Funds Request
Oral Examination Notification PDF | DOC
Travel Grant Application
Thesis On Demand by the HF Group Co. Website. The Department will cover the cost of one bound copy.

Check out the BGSA on Facebook. The Biology Graduate Student Association (BGSA) is composed of and supports graduate students in the Department of Biological Sciences at Idaho State University.

The BGSA Mission

The mission of the BGSA is to enrich the graduate student experience and to represent, support, and promote graduate student interests and values. An integral and essential part of the Biology Department and ISU community, the BGSA provides programs and services aiding in recruitment and retention of graduate students, represents graduate student interests to the Department and University administration, and builds a strong sense of community both on and off campus. In addition, BGSA is committed to the promotion of scientific literacy on and off campus and will promote and participate in programs and activities to this end.

The BGSA in the Community of Scholars

Student involvement is stimulated through community development. The BGSA helps to create a culture of involvement, leadership, and support, as well as inclusion and transparency, for students and faculty alike. Graduate student representatives are invited to attend faculty and college meetings. In addition, faculty are informed by BGSA and attend our meetings and events. The BGSA's faculty advisor acts as an advocate for graduate student interests in the department and college. The faculty advisor assists with developing policy to promote the BGSA mission statement, and serves as a mentor to develop leadership skills amongst the graduate students.
Monthly BGSA meetings (date varies by semester) occur each month during Fall and Spring semesters in the Graduate Student Lounge in NURS 210.

Current BGSA Faculty Advisor

Dr. James Groome

Current BGSA Officers (2016-2017 academic year)

President: Verona Nicolae
VP: Theresa Condo, Harman Sharma
Secretary: Ruth Macneille
Treasurer: Jade Ortiz
Graduate Representative: Stephanie Zorio

Newly elected BGSA Officers (2017-2018 academic year)

President: Jade Ortiz, Baxter lab
Vice President: Aurora Bayless-Edwards, Aho lab
Secretary: Jessica Whitaker, Pilarski lab
Treasurer: James Paris, Baxter lab
Graduate Representative: Jon Dudko, Delehanty lab

BGSA Subcommittees

Guest Speakers
Community Service
Travel Grants


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