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Program Requirements

In addition to the regular requirements of the Ph.D. Program in Biology, all EEB students shall meet the following requirements.

Course Requirements for the EEB Subprogram

Students are required to take one course from each of the following four areas. Courses can be chosen from those listed for each area. Substitution of any other course requires advanced permission of the EEB Advisory chair or the Chair’s designee.

BIOL 72407 Animal Behavior II
BIOL 72406 Behavior and Evolution

BIOL 76005 Population Ecology
BIOL 76001 Ecology
BIOL 76003 Community Ecology

BIOL 70901 Population Genetics
BIOL 70503 Evolution
BIOL 70803 Molecular Evolution

BIOL 70603 Principles of Systematics

In addition, students are required to take:

One graduate statistics course consisting of both lecture and lab. This can be fulfilled with either Biostatistics I (BIOL 78201 - lecture and lab) or Mathematical Biology I and II (BIOL 78001 lecture and BIOL 78002 lab). (The EEB advisory can be petitioned to consider an equivalent graduate course taken during the previous 3 years in fulfilling this requirement.)

One 3-credit graduate seminar course (For example: Seminar in Evolution BIOL U79001, Seminar in Ecology BIOL 79006, Seminar in Biomathematics BIOL 79008, Seminar in Systematics BIOL 79011, Seminar in Zoogeography BIOL 79012, Seminar in Animal Behavior BIOL 79022). These seminar courses are offered periodically by different campuses and will focus on critical evaluation of papers in the various areas.

Finally, any student who has not taken a basic genetics course in the past 5 years will be required to take an undergraduate genetics course at one of the campuses.

Any exceptions to these requirements must be approved by the EEB Advisory Committee.

Students may register for these courses with designated faculty members.