Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Concentration: Ecology and Environmental Sciences
Our Ph.D. program in ecology and environmental sciences equips students with skills and training in the basic and applied sciences with the objectives of improving society’s understanding of environmental problems and helping manage, mitigate, and avoid those problems.
The program in environmental science is a rigorous, interdisciplinary course of study. The overall objectives of the program are: (1) to clarify and improve understanding of environmental problems and to identify solutions to these problems; and (2) to foster collaborative, interdisciplinary research amongst scientists from various disciplines.
Program Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this program, students will be able to:
- Will demonstrate the breadth of knowledge in the discipline and advance, in-depth knowledge in the sub-discipline or area of specialization.
- Will have performed and defended an original work of research in their fields of specialization which contributed new human knowledge.
- Will be able to identify, analyze critically and explain open problems in their disciplines and apply relevant research methodology for finding a possible solution.
- Will be able to communicate the major tenets of their field of specialization and their work orally and in writing to the faculty, their peers, and the lay public.
- Will be able to identify areas where ethical issues may arise in their field, and articulate strategies to mitigate situations related to ethical issues in their profession.
- Will demonstrate an insight into the transferable nature of research skills to other work environments and the range of career opportunities available to them inside and outside academia.
Required Credit Hours :
minimum 54 hours
Part 1: General Requirements (6.00 hours)
|COSC701||Research Methods II||1.000|
|COSC702||Ethics of Scientific Research II||1.000|
Part 4: Qualification Requirements (0.00 hours)
Part 5: Research Requirements (30.00 hours)
|COSR900||Dissertation Research 1||0.000|
1 : Min CH:0 and Max CH:36