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University of Tennessee, Knoxville    
 
    
 
  Dec 13, 2017
 
2009-2010 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Major, PhD


Requirements
In addition to general requirements of the Graduate Council, aspirants for the Doctor of Philosophy degree are expected to

  • Complete course requirements as determined by the department and the student’s faculty dissertation research committee. 
  • Pass a written and oral comprehensive examination designed to test for adequate knowledge in those areas essential to the student’s research program. 
  • Satisfactorily complete and defend a dissertation.

The department does not require a reading knowledge of a foreign language, but this may be imposed by the student’s faculty dissertation research committee. If so, the student has the option of demonstrating reading knowledge of the prescribed language by either (a) passing the official reading examination given by the language department or (b) earning a grade of at least a B in the second semester of a special language reading course for graduate students.