Natural Resources and Sustainability Ph.D.

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Minimum Requirements for Natural Resources and Sustainability Ph.D.: 24 credits (18 thesis credits)

General University Requirements
Complete the graduate general university requirements.
Ph.D. Degree Requirements
Complete the Ph.D. degree requirements.18
As part of the Ph.D. requirements, complete the following:
Thesis (18 credits)
Natural Resources and Sustainability Program Requirements
Complete coursework in thematic area(s) as determined by the advisory committee.
Complete any combination of the following to total 3 credits3
Resilience Seminar I
Interdisciplinary Research Methods-Resilience Seminar II
Graduate Seminar
Complete the following:
NRM F647Sustainability in the Changing North3
Outreach activity of one annual public presentation
Written and oral comprehensive exams 1
Dissertation defense seminar
Dissertation defense examination
Doctoral dissertation
Total Credits24

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.