Ph.D., Natural Resources and Sustainability

Minimum Requirements for Degree: 26 credits (18 thesis credits)

General University Requirements
Complete the general university requirements.
Ph.D. Degree Requirements
Complete the Ph.D. degree requirements.
Complete course work in thematic area(s) as determined by the advisory committee.
Required and Elective Elements
NRM F647Global to Local Sustainability3
NRM F649Integrated Assessment and Adaptive Management3
NRM F692Graduate Seminar (Complete two semesters)2
Outreach activity of one annual public presentation
Written and oral comprehensive exams 1
Dissertation defense seminar
Dissertation defense examination
Doctoral dissertation
Total Credits8
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Advancement to candidacy occurs when the student demonstrates mastery in understanding sustainability and in-depth knowledge of the student’s dissertation research topic area. Requirements for advancement to candidacy are determined by the academic committee of the student, and shall be consistent with the candidacy requirements for Ph.D. studies at UAF. The basis of the evaluation will be written and oral comprehensive exams.