Graduate Requirement List for PhD Students
Ecology, Evolutionary Biology and Behavior Program
Graduate Ecology Course (800 Level - l course)
PLB826 Tropical Biology: An Ecological Approach (OTS)
ENT844 Insect Ecology and Evolution
FW824 Analysis of Wildlife Population
FW840 Landscape Ecology
FW877 Fish Population Dynamics
FOR804 Forest Ecology
ZOL822 Topics in Ethology and Behavioral Ecology
ZOL896 Population and Community Ecology
ZOL897 Ecosystem Ecology & Global Change
Graduate Evolution Course (800 Level - l course)
ZOL/PLB849 Evolutionary Biology
* FW828 Conservation Genetics
* FOR842 Population Genetics
* ZOL855 Molecular Evolution
*These are advanced courses and require prior broad evolutionary biology background.
Many EEBB students will prefer to take the more general broadly based Evolutionary Biology BOT/ZOL 849 course. Those students who already have a strong background in evolutionary biology may elect to take one of the more advanced courses listed above (*), but must receive approval of the instructor(s). Of course, more than one evolution course may be taken upon suggestion by the students’ guidance committee.
Quantitative Methods Course (800 Level - l course)**
EEBB doctoral candidates are required to complete one course from the following list:
ANS870/943 Techniques of Analyzing Unbalanced Research Data
CSS921 Contemporary Statistical Models in Biology
FW850 Applied Multivariate Statistical Methods
FW857 Theoretical Ecology
ZOL851 Statistical Methods for Ecology and Evolution
In preparation for the selected class from the list above, many EEBB students (particularly those who do not enter MSU with a strong background in statistical analysis of data) elect first to take STT 464 (Statistics for Biologists) and STT 814 (Advanced Statistics for Biologists), or courses that are equivalent to these in topical coverage.
(plus attending EEBB Seminar Series each semester)
Ph.D. candidates must have at least two EEBB faculty members on their guidance committee. One EEBB faculty member must serve as the student's Ph.D. advisor.