Ecology and Evolutionary Biology - Biology, Ph.D.

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Minimum Total Hours: 90

Program Code: D289

Program Requirements

Required Courses
BIOL 5453Advanced Ecology/Evol Biology3
BIOL 5471Seminar-Ecology & Evol Biology (2 hours, including two presentations)2
Choose one of the following:3
Quantitative Biology (taken for graduate credit)
Equivalent graduate-level statistics course as approved by doctoral advisory committee
Dissertation Research
BIOL 6980Research Doctoral Dissertation (30 hours minimum)30
Additional Hours
Additional coursework needed to reach 90 post-baccalaureate hours, as approved by the doctoral advisory committee52
Total Credit Hours90

General Requirements for Doctoral Degrees

A student should expect to spend at least the equivalent of three full academic years beyond the bachelor’s degree to obtain the doctoral degree. During this period the student will take appropriate graduate coursework, successfully complete the general examination, and successfully defend and submit the final dissertation.

All coursework applied to the doctoral degree must carry graduate credit.

The doctoral degree requires at least 90 post-baccalaureate hours, including both formal coursework and hours of research.

The minimum hour requirement for a specific doctoral degree program cannot be waived.

No more than one-half of the credit hours, both OU and overall, excluding Research for Doctoral Dissertation (6980), may be S/U-graded coursework.

The student must be in residence at OU for at least two consecutive 16-week semesters during the pursuit of the doctoral degree while enrolled and engaged in coursework or research activities as prescribed by the major academic unit.

For more detailed regulations and requirements for Doctoral degrees, please consult the Graduate College Bulletin: