Plant Biology and Conservation PhD

Degree Requirements

The following requirements are in addition to, or further elaborate upon, those requirements outlined in The Graduate School Policy Guide.


Total Units Required: 13

Course Title
Core Courses
PBC 450-0Field and Laboratory Methods in Plant Biology and Conservation (2 units)
PBC 451-0Critical Topics in Ecology and Conservation (1 unit)
PBC 435-0Quantitative Methods for Ecology & Conservation (1 unit)
Bioethics course (zero credit)
Student Research Seminar Presentation (Fall through Spring quarters, starting in the second year) (zero credit)
Elective Courses
Nine elective courses for graduate credit at the 300- or 400- level chosen from PBC and other departmental courses

Other PhD Degree Requirements:

  • Final Exam: Oral defense of a written dissertation under the direction of a faculty member and approved by a dissertation committee.