Doctor of Philosophy with a Major in Biology

Each PhD student must acquire a thorough knowledge of a selected area of specialization, a broad knowledge of the field, and competence in the basic sciences. The main emphasis is on the successful completion of an original and independent research project. Credit hour requirements total 40, including 12 research credit hours and 9 credit hours in an approved minor. Admission to candidacy requires passing a written comprehensive examination and an oral exam based on a written research proposal. Each PhD student must write a comprehensive dissertation based on the student's scholarly research.

Additional information on the graduate program is available from the graduate coordinator in the School of Biology.