Natural Resources (Ph.D.)
Doctor of Philosophy. Major in Natural Resources.
General Ph.D. requirements apply. Doctoral candidates are required to have an understanding of the principles of resource management in areas other than that chosen as a specialization. There is no general college requirement of proficiency in a foreign language for the doctorate, but one may be required by an individual student's committee where this seems desirable.
There is only one major for the Ph.D. degree in Natural Resources. However, dissertation topics are selected from disciplinary areas within each department. The single designation for the major is in keeping with the college's philosophy of integrated resource management.
- Students plan and conduct research or implement a project under the guidance of an advisor and/or committee while demonstrating intellectual independence.
- Demonstrate original thought and insights to advance their discipline.
- Develop skills in disseminating oral communication to peers in disciplinary research areas.
- Demonstrate skills in disseminating written communication to peers in disciplinary and/or interdisciplinary research areas.
- Demonstrate skills in disseminating and presenting complex information to non-science groups.
- Demonstrate skills in synthesizing need of research focus to potential sponsors.