Graduate Specialization - Interdepartmental Graduate Specialization in Ecology, Evolutionary Biology and Behavior

Program:
Interdepartmental Graduate Specialization in Ecology, Evolutionary Biology and Behavior
Program Code:
3995 Ecol,Evolutionary Bio&Behavior
Program Level:
Graduate
Award Type:
Specialization Graduate - Masters
Start Term:
US98
College:
College of Natural Science
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Listed below are the approved requirements for the program from the official Academic Programs Catalog.
Students must consult their advisors to learn which specific requirements apply to their degree programs.
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College of Natural Science

Interdepartmental Minors and Specializations

Interdepartmental Graduate Specialization in Ecology, Evolutionary Biology and Behavior

The interdepartmental graduate Specialization in Ecology, Evolutionary Biology and Behavior is available for students who are enrolled in master's degree programs at Michigan State University whose course of study involves ecology, evolutionary biology and behavior. The College of Natural Science administers the specialization.

The interdepartmental graduate Specialization in Ecology, Evolutionary Biology and Behavior is designed to:

  1. provide an opportunity for master’s students to obtain a comprehensive and contemporary academic experience in the field of ecology, evolutionary biology and behavior.
  2. help graduate students with an interest in ecology,  evolutionary biology and behavior to become sensitive to their professional obligations and responsibilities.
  3. develop an intellectual environment which will foster the growth of research and teaching in the area of ecology,  evolutionary biology and behavior.

A student who is enrolled in a master's degree program who wishes to complete the requirements for the interdepartmental Graduate Specialization in Ecology, Evolutionary Biology and Behavior should have a minimum grade–point average of 3.00 and have grades of 3.0 or higher in quantitative science courses.

Requirements for the Interdepartmental Graduate Specialization in Ecology, Evolutionary Biology and Behavior

During the first year of study toward a master's degree, the student and the major professor select a guidance committee that will assist in planning the student's program of study for both the degree and the specialization. At least one member of   the student's guidance committee shall be a member of the Ecology, Evolutionary Biology  and Behavior faculty. 

The specialization consists of the completion of the ecology, evolutionary biology and behavior required core courses listed below. Credits that are used to meet the requirements for the specialization may also be counted toward the requirements for the student's major at the discretion of the department.

Required Core Courses

  1. One 3-credit course in ecology at the 800-900 level from a list of approved courses available from the office of the ecology, evolutionary biology and behavior program.
  2. One 3-credit course in evolution at the 800-900 level from a list of approved courses available from the office of the ecology, evolutionary biology and behavior program.