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The EEB doctoral program provides a training environment in ecological and evolutionary science for future scientists and societal leaders that focuses on research that challenges and/or improves current theory and knowledge and has the capacity to be relevant to society. Faculty in the EEB program work on scales ranging from molecules to global change, in terrestrial and aquatic systems both regionally and around the world. In particular, our research focuses in two key areas: Biodiversity and Global Change Ecology.​

Degree Plan

Required Credits: 60

PhD in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology (All courses require a grade of C or better)
Required Courses:
BIOL 5130Seminar (Complete three semesters)3
BIOL 5322Advances/Evolutionary Theory3
BIOL 5327Advances in Ecological Theory3
BIOL 5328Biostatistics3
BIOL 6308Rsrch Funding & Prof Developmt3
Free Electives:
Select thirty nine hours from the following:39
Select Adv Topics Biol Science
Herpetology
Biology of the Pleistocene
Biogeography
Biosystematics
Ecology of Desert Organisms
Mammalogy
Physiology of Bacterial Cell
Structure/Funct Macromolecules
Synthesis/Degrad Macromolecule
Molecular Pathogenesis
Ecosystem Toxicology
Intro Bio I:Basic Seq. Comp.
Intro Bio II: Gene Find/Compar
Limnology
Environmental Pathobiology
Physiological Regulatory Mech
Adv Research Techniques
Biodiversity
Environmental Law and Policy
Transport/Treat/Contaminants
Interdisciplin Envir Prob Solv
Environmental Chemistry
Environmental Biology
Environmental Geoscience
Applied Quaternary Geology
Digital Image Processing
Plate Tectonics
North Amer Geophysical Framewk
Multivariate Data Analysis
Time Series Analysis
Thesis:
BIOL 6398
BIOL 6399
Dissertation
and Dissertation
6
Total Hours60