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ZOOLOGY 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.A./M.S. PH.D.
Overall GPA
Follow Graduate School policy
Overall GPA
Follow Graduate School policy
Other Grade Requirements
Follow Graduate School policy
Other Grade Requirements
Follow Graduate School policy
Probation Policy
Follow Graduate School policy
Probation Policy
Follow Graduate School policy
Specific Courses
Yes
One course covering modern evolutionary biology (as determined by the advisory committee) is also required.
Specific Courses
Yes
Same as master's requirements, with any additional courses to be determined by the advisory committee.
Specific Credits
Yes
A minimum of 18 graduate credits is required; 6 must be earned in formal courses (excluding research and seminar). Of the 18 credits, 14 (research and seminar included) must be taken in zoology.
Specific Credits
Yes
Students entering with a B.A./B.S. degree: same as for M.A./M.S.
Students entering with an M.A./M.S. degree: courses/credits selected must be approved by the advisory committee.
Examinations / Time Constraints
No / Yes
Certification, By end of second semester
Defense of M.S./M.A. thesis/research report.
Examinations / Time Constraints
Yes / Yes
Certification, By end of second semester
Qualifying exam: to be taken before the end of the third semester after entry.
Other Assessments / Time Constraints
Yes / Yes
A thesis or report based on original research is required. Participation in a seminar for the first two semesters of study and once per year thereafter is required.
Other Assessments / Time Constraints
Yes / Yes
One semester of at least a one-third-time TA experience is required. Students are required to present the results of their research at a department colloquium before being awarded the Ph.D. degree
Language Requirements
No
Language Requirements
To be determined by the advisory committee.
Minor Requirements
Follow Graduate School policy
Advisor
Follow Graduate School policy
Advisor
Follow Graduate School policy
Review Policy
Yes
Major professor; advisory committee
Annually
Review Policy
Yes
Major professor; advisory committee
Annually