EVS Ph.D. Biology Concentration

Ph.D. Environmental Sciences: Biology Concentration

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Environmental Sciences Ph.D. Biology Concentration | 61 hours
  • In addition to the courses listed below, any 5000, 6000, or 7000-level courses offered by the university and approved by the student's Graduate Committee may be included in the student's Program of Study as part of the 18 hours of electives.
  • Subject to Graduate Committee approval, 18 credit hours from an accredited graduate program can be used toward the Ph.D. as elective credits.
Environmental Sciences Ph.D. Core Courses / Biology (13 hours)
  • EVSA 6010 / Environmental Agriculture (3)
    • Provides a summary of the actual and/or relative environmental impacts of existing and emerging agricultural production technologies.
  • EVSC 6010 / Environmental Chemistry (3)
    • Prerequisite: Graduate standing in environmental sciences; one year of chemistry. This is a broad-based course applying the fundamentals of chemistry to the environment. This course cannot be taken for credit towards graduation by students with a concentration in chemistry.
  • EVSG 6010 / Environmental Geology (3)
    • Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. Introduction to geology and the application of geologic knowledge to issues and potential solutions of problems arising from the interaction of human activities and natural earth processes.
  • EVSS 6010 / Environmental Social Policy (3)
    • Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. Social, political, legal, and scientific issues that influence environmental policy decisions.
  • EVS 7910 / Environmental Science Seminar (1)
    • The seminar requirement is satisfied by completion of the Defense Seminar.
Environmental Biology 7000-level Electives (12 hours)
  • EVSB 7050 / Environmental Risk Assessment (3)
  • EVSB 7060 / Ecological Toxicology (3)
  • EVSB 7110 / Environmental Approaches to Fisheries Management (4)
  • EVSB 7120 / Endangered Species Biology (4)
  • EVSB 7130 / Wetlands Ecology (4)
  • EVSB 7140 / Wildlife & Fisheries Nutrition (3)
  • EVSB 7150 / Population & Community Ecology (3)
  • EVSB 7210 / New & Re-emerging Environmental Human Pathogens (3)
  • EVSB 7230 / Molecular Ecology & Evolution (4)
  • EVSB 7310 / Plant Ecology (4)
  • EVSB 7320 / Aquatic Botany (4)
  • EVS 7900 / Writing and Scientific Grantsmanship (3)
  • EVSB 7970 / Topics in Environmental Biology (3)

Click Here: Biology Concentration Course Descriptions

5000, 6000, 7000-level Electives (18 hours)
  • 18 credit hours from Master of Science (M.S.) degree may be used to fulfill requirement; subject to committee approval.
Research & Dissertation (18 hours)
  • EVSB 7990 / Research & Dissertation (3, 6, 9 hrs)

Ph.D. Core Course Projected Offerings 2017-2021

Ph.D. Course Projected Offerings 2017-2021

For more information please contact:
Dr. Hayden Mattingly 931-372-3698 hmattingly@tntech.edu

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