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Conservation Biology and Sustainable Development Criteria ARCHIVED

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CONSERVATION BIOLOGY AND SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT Criteria for Satisfactory Progress
To make progress toward a graduate degree, students must meet the Graduate School requirements in addition to the requirements of the department or program. See Graduate School degree requirements.
M.S.
Overall GPA
Follow Graduate School policy
Other Grade Requirements
Yes
Courses that are audited or graded pass/fail or credit/no credit will not count toward program requirements with the exception of Envir St 975 and 976. With the exception of research credits, a maximum of 2 credits graded S may be counted toward program requirements if approved by the student's faculty advisory committee. Courses graded BC or lower are not normally accepted toward program requirements.
Probation Policy
Follow Graduate School policy
Specific Courses
Yes
Courses from the two following areas: biology unit (including Envir St 651) and individual concentration unit (including Envir St 975 and 976). Contact the program office for more information.
Specific Credits
Yes
A minimum of 30 credits including 9 credits in the biology unit, 9 credits in the sustainable development unit, and 12 credits in the individual concentration unit (including at least 4 research or advanced independent-study credits). Up to 9 of the total required credits may be completed before entering the program provided those credits are placed in the biology unit and/or sustainable development unit. Contact the program office for more information.
Examinations / Time Constraints
Yes / No
Candidates must complete a final defense which constitutes the final examination. Contact the program office for more information.
Other Assessments / Time Constraints
Yes / No
Candidates must complete a program certification, and either a thesis or a substantial written report, typically based on either independent research or a professional internship. Candidates must present a public exit seminar, typically in conjunction with their final examination.
Language Requirements
No
Advisor
Follow Graduate School policy
Review Policy
Yes
Program office
By the end of the third semester