- College of Sciences
The Integrative and Conservation Biology PhD program prepares students for independent research and roles within industry, nongovernmental organizations, academia, or government sectors combining biological sciences with disciplines such as economics, law, urban/rural planning, politics, communication, philosophy, and environmental engineering.
The Integrative and Conservation Biology PhD program provides an interface between traditional biological sciences and the areas of economics, law, urban and rural planning, politics, communication, philosophy, and environmental engineering. The purpose of this training is to produce scientists capable of doing independent research and the ability to work within the broader area of environmental politics, law, and economics to communicate issues of conservation biology to policymakers, the general public, and industry.
Students will choose one of two specializations: Conservation Biology or Integrative Biology. The Conservation Biology Track is intended to provide the academic background necessary to begin work in the industry, non-governmental organizations, or government in a leadership role applying cutting-edge principles to problem-solving in conservation biology. The Integrative Biology Track embraces applied and basic research concerning ecological questions to address current concerns in the area of conservation biology. Students taking either track would be prepared to pursue an academic career.
Tuition and Fees
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$369.65 per credit hour
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