Ph.D. Program

CORE PH.D. CURRICULUM

  • BIOL8101 Hypothesis Testing
  • BIOL8102 Cellular and Molecular Biology
  • BIOL8140 Evolutionary Biology
  • BIOL8260 Careers in Bioscience: Professional Development
  • BIOL8201 Seminar
  • BIOL8270 Biological Pathways and Metabolism OR BIOL8241 Environmental Biology

REQUIREMENTS

Total of 72 credit hours to include:

  • 5 courses core curriculum
  • At least 3 electives, seminar
  • A minimum of 18 credit hours of research 
  • Thesis

MILESTONES

  • Third semester-- Form a qualifying exam/dissertation committee.
  • Fifth Semester--The qualifying examination in two parts, a written component and an oral component.
  • Sixth Semester--Thesis research proposal in and oral defense to the dissertation committee.
  • Final Semester-- Written dissertation, public presentation and oral defense 
  • Average time to completion of the Ph.D. degree in the program currently is 5.5 years
  • PhD students receive teaching assistanships of $22,000 per academic year or research assistantships, tuition renumeration (GASP award) and health insurance 

CONCENTRATIONS

Molecular, Cellular, Developmental, Biology

Environmental, Ecology, Evolutionary, Biology

 

PH.D. STUDENTS

GRADUATE FACULTY

Program Graduate Faculty

  FINANCIAL AID

 

for more information contact:

Adam Reitzel, Ph.D

Professor and Graduate Programs Director

9201 University City Blvd.
Woodward Hall 381A
Charlotte, NC 28223

areitze2@uncc.edu