2020-2021 Graduate Catalog 
    
    Sep 18, 2020  
2020-2021 Graduate Catalog

Biological Sciences (Ph.D.) - Natural Resource Management Specialization


Program Coordinator/Contact

Michele Dudash, Department Head
Department of Natural Resource Management
Edgar S. McFadden Biostress Laboratory 138, Box 2140B
605-688-6121

Program Information

The Natural Resource Management specialization will provide training in ecology, evolution, environmental sciences, and range areas of expertise with a focus on basic and applied research.

Student Learning Outcomes

  • Knowledge of program: Exhibit knowledge concerning biological and/or microbiological systems/sciences at a level appropriate to a PhD holder.
  • Communication skills: Express their scientific views effectively in both oral and written form.
  • Understand scientific method: Understand the scientific methods and techniques for solving research problems and analyze scientific data using the appropriate statistics.
  • Use statistics to analyze data: Be able to use statistics to analyze scientific data.
  • Publish research: Be able to conduct and publish scholarly research. (Option A)
  • Professional development: Demonstrate professional development and competence so that they may enter the work force in academia or industry.

Course Delivery Format

Biological Sciences courses are delivered face-to-face and enhanced with web-based instruction. Online delivery may be offered for specific courses.

Facilities and Services

The department is housed within the McFadden Biostress Laboratory at SDSU.

Available Options for Graduate Degrees


Doctor of Philosophy 60 Credit Plan
  90 Credit Plan

Core Requirements


60 Credit Plan


90 Credit Plan


Additional Admission Requirements


GRE: Not Required
TOEFL: Required score of 525 paper-based, 71 Internet-based
IELTS: 5.5

General Requirements


Graduate students must consult with their advisor before registering for graduate coursework.

For additional information refer to the Doctor of Philosophy Degree Requirements .