The attached list is provided to inform you of the graduate courses provided by members of the Botany Department. The main goal of the graduate program is to promote excellence in research. We acknowledge that specialization is almost inevitable but we encourage students to develop strengths in other fields closely related to the main research area. Graduate courses may serve to fill gaps or learn new techniques which are demanded by the research program, and to expand the knowledge base for comprehensive exams. The following courses are compulsory for all graduate students in Botany, Biology or Genetics registered in the Botany department:
BOTA 501 Seminar in Botany (3 credits)
BOTA 502 Thesis seminar (no credit)
Students in the Master's program have a total requirement of 30 credits. The compulsory courses (above) count for 3, the thesis (BOTA 549) is 18, and an additional 9 credits must be taken (6 of which may be at the undergrad. level, 300-499**) at the graduate level. Students in the Ph.D. program may be assigned additional course work at the discretion of the supervisory committee.
Students considering a transfer from M.Sc. to Ph.D. must ensure that in their first year they can obtain 12 credits of first-class average, of which, normally at least 9 credits must be at the 500 level and at least 9 credits must be of first-class standing.