This degree will prepare you for careers in postsecondary education, where research is among the professional expectations. It will also prepare you for careers in scientific research in the public and private sectors. Unique to this degree is its interdisciplinary focus. Your program will originate in a major discipline, complemented by course work from other scientific disciplines. Your degree will culminate in a dissertation that will draw from more than one discipline.Course work, minimum of 90 hours, distributed as follows:
Principles and applications of ecosystem ecology. This course will provide students with an understanding of concepts in modern ecosystem ecology and with an in-depth analysis of ecosystem components, processes and factors that control them. Prerequisite: BIO 216 or the equivalent, or permission of the instructor.
You will select 26 credit hours of science course work in one of the following home department fields:
Approved graduate transfer credit (30 hrs).
See the Graduate School website for additional requirements.
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