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The primary goals of the department are to conduct research in the above areas, to transmit the results to the public, and to help prepare students for quality lives which includes preparation for an occupation in one or more of the above-mentioned disciplines. Graduate training includes classroom instruction, seminars designed to hone oral and written skills, and meaningful experience in laboratory and field research techniques. Departmental diversity encourages collaborations among disciplines and research programs that inform graduate training.
Course DeliveryThe program coursework is available on campus, in classroom and laboratory settings, as well as field-based settings.
Student Engagement OpportunitiesNumerous opportunities are available for part-time employment, scholarships, and work-study programs. The Arboriculture Club, Agronomy and Conservation Club, Horticulture Club, Landscape Club, or Turfjack Club offer opportunities for fellowship, leadership, and career planning. The Department has nationally recognized crops, horticulture, and soils judging teams.
The student, major advisor and Advisory Committee select the discipline specific emphasis area of the biological sciences. The courses will be identified on the students Plan of Study no later than the end of the first year of study.
* XXX 790 or 890 Seminar Credit: 1 - Selected with advisory committee approval
* GSR 601 - Research Regulations Compliance Credit: 1
* Minimum of 3 credits of STAT courses numbered 500-level or higher
* XXX 898D Dissertation Credits: 30-40 - Students are required to present a seminar on their dissertation
GRE: recommended, but not required
Students must be accepted by an advisor before admission is granted.