Biological Sciences (Ph.D.)

The curriculum requires 64 credits for students who choose to concentrate in ecology and 65 credits for those who choose cell and molecular biology . Both tracks include two core courses in ecology and two core courses in cell and molecular biology in the first year, so students will get exposure to both subject areas. Requirements include core courses, breadth courses, concentration courses, and a language requirement. A comprehensive examination and dissertation are also required. Below is the requirements for the PhD. For information on the concentrations, please visit the page for the master's program.

Course Title Credits
BISC 7501POPULATION & COMMUNITY BIOLOGY4
BISC 7502EUKARYOTIC MOLECULAR BIOLOGY4
BISC 7801METHODS IN CELL AND MOLECULAR BIOLOGY1
BISC 6734CELL BIOL OF EUKARYOTES4
BISC 7503COMMUNITY & ECOSYSTEM ECO4
BISC 6525BIOSTATISTICS 13
BISC 8801BIOLOGICAL COLLOQUIUM I (Must be taken twice)0
Concentration Required Course3 to 4
25 Credits in Elective Courses25
BISC 0930PHD COMPREHENSIVE EXAMINATION-BIOLOGY0
BISC 7999CONDUCTING RESEARCH FOR PHD DISSERTATION12
BISC 0950PROPOSAL DEVELOPMENT1
BISC 0960PROPOSAL ACCEPTANCE3
BISC 0970Dissertation Mentoring- Biological Sciences0
Total Credits64-65