Doctor of Philosophy in Ecology and Environmental Sciences
Our Ph.D. program in Ecology and Environmental Sciences (EES) 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. This Ph.D. Program in in Ecology and Environmental Sciences consists of a total of 54 credit hours. The Ph.D. students must complete all degree requirements in a minimum of six (6) and a maximum of twelve (12) semesters. The Program includes 6 credit hours of College of Science (COS) mandatory courses, 9 credit hours specialization core courses, 9 credit hours EES electives and 30 credit hours for Thesis. The mode of study is on a full-time basis. Applicants must have successfully completed a Master degree or equivalent in Biology or related subjects, with associated cumulative GPA of 3.3 or more (on scale of 4). All degree courses and written thesis must be prepared in the English language. Therefore, a minimum IELTS requirements of 6.5, achieved not more than two years prior to enrollment in the Ph.D. program, is mandatory.
- Develop scholarly inquiry grounded in research and the reality of practice in the sciences.
- Offer a rigorous and innovative discipline-based knowledge that prepares students to succeed in a globally challenging, competitive and changing environment.
- Enhance professional growth, lifelong learning skills and leadership competencies in the area of specialization for career opportunities in relation with Science.
- Adhere to professional integrity and research ethics, and be committed to values related to the area of specialization.
- Prepare graduates to be inquisitive, to reason critically, and to communicate clearly and effectively.
Program Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this program, students will be able to:
- Retrieve and Apply advanced knowledge to solve problems in Ecology and Environmental Sciences.
- Perform independently an original work of advanced research on a topic in Ecology and Environmental Sciences.
- Analyze quantitatively and critically open problems in Ecology and Environmental Sciences.
- Communicate effectively Ecology and Environmental Sciences finding to a specialized audience as well as the general public.
- Articulate strategies to tackle identified ethical and safety issues that may arise in the field.
- Supervise effectively group efforts to achieve specific tasks.
Required Credit Hours : minimum 54 hours
|Required Courses (6 hours )||Credit Hours|
|COSC701||Research Methods II||2|
|COSC702||Ethics of Scientific Research II||1|
|Required Courses (9 hours )||Credit Hours|
|BIOE720||Ecosystem Management & Sustainability||3|
|Students should take any 3 courses from the following courses (9 hours )||Credit Hours|
|BIOE730||Topics In Ecology and Environmental Sciences||3|
|BIOE740||Wildlife Disease Ecology||3|
|BIOE765||Global Environmental Changes||3|
|Required Courses (0 hours )||Credit Hours|
|Required Courses (30 hours )||Credit Hours|
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