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Ecology, Evolution and Behavior Ph.D.

Ecology, Evolution & Behavior
College of Biological Sciences
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Contact Information
Ecology, Evolution, and Behavior Graduate Program, 140 Gortner Laboratory, 1479 Gortner Avenue, St. Paul, MN 55108 (612-624-6770, fax: 612-624-6777)
  • Program Type: Doctorate
  • Requirements for this program are current for Spring 2018
  • Length of program in credits: 48
  • This program does not require summer semesters for timely completion.
  • Degree: Doctor of Philosophy
Along with the program-specific requirements listed below, please read the General Information section of this website for requirements that apply to all major fields.
The graduate program in ecology, evolution, and behavior (EEB) links faculty and students interested in the biology of organisms from molecules to ecosystems. Studies address questions from molecular mechanisms of evolution, the interactions of organisms in social groups and populations, the distributions and abundances of species in communities and ecosystems, to global biogeochemical processes. The program provides broad training in the general areas of ecology, evolution, and animal behavior, and specialized courses and research in vertebrate and invertebrate zoology; behavior and ethology; evolution; population genetics; molecular evolution; systematics; population, community, and ecosystem ecology; global ecology; limnology; ecology of vegetation; and theoretical ecology. Opportunities for field research are available in Africa, Central America, and other parts of the world, as well as in local ecosystems, including the Cedar Creek Ecosystem Science Reserve and Itasca Biological Station. Seminars and individually designed tutorials are an important part of student programs and provide an exciting intellectual environment.
Program Delivery
  • via classroom (the majority of instruction is face-to-face)
Prerequisites for Admission
Other requirements to be completed before admission:
Courses in inorganic chemistry, organic chemistry, biochemistry, general physics, one year of college calculus, animal biology, genetics, physiology, and plant biology are strongly recommended and provide an important background to pursue graduate work in EEB. Proficiency in a foreign language is not required but is strongly recommended for students who expect to pursue field work in a country where English is not the native language. Deficiencies must be made up early in the graduate program.
Special Application Requirements:
Students are admitted only in fall semester. Deadline for application is December 1. Refer to the EEB website for more details.
International applicants must submit score(s) from one of the following tests:
  • TOEFL
    • Internet Based - Total Score: 79
    • Internet Based - Writing Score: 21
    • Internet Based - Reading Score: 19
    • Paper Based - Total Score: 550
  • IELTS
    • Total Score: 6.5
  • MELAB
    • Final score: 80
Key to test abbreviations (TOEFL, IELTS, MELAB).
For an online application or for more information about graduate education admissions, see the General Information section of this website.
Program Requirements
24 credits are required in the major.
24 thesis credits are required.
This program may be completed with a minor.
Use of 4xxx courses towards program requirements is not permitted.
A minimum GPA of 3.00 is required for students to remain in good standing.
At least 2 semesters must be completed before filing a Degree Program Form.
Significant field or laboratory experience, proficiency in using computers in research, and competence in advanced statistics are required. Students are expected to gain some appreciation of history or philosophy of science and are required to teach a minimum of two semesters at 50 percent time. Course plans are discussed and agreed upon by the student and an advisory committee of three to five faculty members.
Required EEB Coursework
Take the following courses for a total of 13 credits:
EEB 8150 - EEB Lab Tours (1.0 cr)
EEB 8151 - EEB Lab Tours (1.0 cr)
EEB 8201 - Graduate Foundations in Ecology, Evolution and Behavior Semester 1 (4.0 cr)
EEB 8202 - Graduate Foundations in Ecology, Evolution and Behavior - Semester 2 (4.0 cr)
EEB 8301 - Prelim Proposal Writing Seminar (1.0 cr)
EEB 8302 - EEB Written Prelim Workshop (1.0 cr)
EEB 8500 - NSF GRF Graduate Research Fellowship Proposal Writing Seminar (1.0 cr)
Elective Coursework
Select at least 11 elective credits, in consultation with the advisor. Electives may include courses in statistics or history of science if additional background is needed.
Take 0 - 24 course(s) totaling 11 - 24 credit(s) including 0 - 24 sub-requirements(s) from the following:
· EEB 5068 - Plant Physiological Ecology (3.0 cr)
· EEB 5221 - Molecular Evolution (3.0 cr)
· EEB 5322 - Evolution and Animal Cognition (3.0 cr)
· EEB 5327 - Behavioral Ecology (3.0 cr)
· EEB 5371 - Principles of Systematics (3.0 cr)
· EEB 5407 - Ecology (3.0 cr)
· EEB 5409 - Evolution (3.0 cr)
· EEB 5601 - Limnology (3.0 cr)
· EEB 5605 - Limnology Laboratory (2.0 cr)
· EEB 5609 - Ecosystem Ecology (3.0 cr)
· EEB 8100 - EEB Department Seminar (1.0 cr)
· EEB 8200 - Sustainability Science Distributed Graduate Seminar (3.0 cr)
· EEB 8360 - Behavioral Biology Seminar (1.0 cr)
· EEB 8601 - Introduction to Stream Restoration (3.0 cr)
· EEB 8602 - Stream Restoration Practice (2.0 cr)
· EEB 8641 - Spatial Ecology (3.0 cr)
· EEB 8980 - Seminar on Current Topics (1.0-3.0 cr)
· EEB 8990 - Graduate Seminar (1.0-3.0 cr)
· BIOL 8100 - Improvisation for Scientists (1.0 cr)
· EEB 8991 - Independent Study: Ecology, Evolution, and Behavior (1.0-10.0 cr)
· EEB 8994 - Directed Research (1.0-5.0 cr)
· Courses outside of EEB
Courses from the following, or other coursework selected in consultation withe the advisor, may be used to fulfill the 24-credit minimum requirement.
Take 0 - 24 course(s) totaling 0 - 24 credit(s) including exactly 0 sub-requirements(s) from the following:
· AGRO 5121 - Applied Experimental Design (4.0 cr)
· BIOL 8100 - Improvisation for Scientists (1.0 cr)
· DSSC 8111 - Approaches to Knowledge and Truth: Ways of Knowing in Development Studies and Social Change (3.0 cr)
· EPSY 5262 - Intermediate Statistical Methods (3.0 cr)
· FW 8051 - Statistical Modeling of Ecological Data using R and WinBugs/JAGS (4.0 cr)
· HSCI 5211 - Biology and Culture in the 19th and 20th Centuries [CIV] (3.0 cr)
· HSCI 5242 - Navigating a Darwinian World (3.0 cr)
· HSCI 5244 - Nature's History: Science, Humans, and the Environment (3.0 cr)
· HSCI 8920 - Seminar: History of Biological Sciences (3.0 cr)
· PA 5701 - Science and State (3.0 cr)
· PA 5721 - Energy and Environmental Policy (3.0 cr)
· PHIL 5602 - Scientific Representation and Explanation (3.0 cr)
· PHIL 8620 - Seminar: Philosophy of the Biological Sciences (3.0 cr)
· PUBH 6450 - Biostatistics I (4.0 cr)
· STAT 5101 - Theory of Statistics I (4.0 cr)
· STAT 5201 - Sampling Methodology in Finite Populations (3.0 cr)
· STAT 5302 - Applied Regression Analysis (4.0 cr)
· STAT 5303 - Designing Experiments (4.0 cr)
· STAT 5601 - Nonparametric Methods (3.0 cr)
· FNRM 5262 - Remote Sensing and Geospatial Analysis of Natural Resources and Environment (3.0 cr)
· BIOL 5272 - Applied Biostatistics (4.0 cr)
· HSCI 5401 - Ethics in Science and Technology (3.0 cr)
· HSCI 8112 - Historiography of Science, Technology, and Medicine (3.0 cr)
· TH 5950 - Topics in Theatre (1.0-4.0 cr)
Ethics requirement
A four-session ethics seminar offered during the Friday Noon Seminar series. Required areas of ethics include: Academic and Research Community; Authorship; Peer Review and Research Conduct.
Thesis Credits
Take 24 doctoral thesis credits.
EEB 8888 - Thesis Credit: Doctoral (1.0-24.0 cr)
Joint- or Dual-degree Coursework:
JD/PhD-Ecology, Evolution, and Behavior Students may take a total of 12 credits in common among the academic programs.
 
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EEB 8150 - EEB Lab Tours
Credits: 1.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: S-N only
Typically offered: Every Fall
Laboratory Tour seminar to acquaint incoming graduate students with the research of EEB graduate faculty, their postdocs and current graduate students. Faculty members will conduct lab tours in their laboratory and/or inform students about their research. This seminar will be organized by the DGS or a faculty member designated by the DGS.
EEB 8151 - EEB Lab Tours
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Grading Basis: S-N only
Typically offered: Every Spring
The goal of the Laboratory Tour seminar is to acquaint incoming graduate students with the research of EEB graduate faculty, their postdocs and current graduate students. Faculty members will conduct lab tours in their laboratory and/or inform students about their research. This seminar will be organized by the DGS or a faculty member designated by the DGS.
EEB 8201 - Graduate Foundations in Ecology, Evolution and Behavior Semester 1
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall
Foundational knowledge in ecology, evolution, behavior. prereq: Grad student in Ecology, Evolution and Behavior
EEB 8202 - Graduate Foundations in Ecology, Evolution and Behavior - Semester 2
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Spring
Foundational knowledge in ecology, evolution, behavior. Second semester of two-semester sequence. prereq: 8601, EEB grad student
EEB 8301 - Prelim Proposal Writing Seminar
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Grading Basis: S-N only
Typically offered: Every Fall
Learn about structure/format of research proposal under guidance of three faculty members representing fields of Ecology, Evolution/Behavior. Prepare students for writing written preliminary exam. prereq: EEB gradu Student
EEB 8302 - EEB Written Prelim Workshop
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Prerequisites: EEB grad student
Grading Basis: S-N only
Typically offered: Every Spring
Provide time for students to meet/discuss issues associated with writing written preliminary exam. Workshop sections of written preliminary exam with peers. Exam should be reviewed informally by committee/revised by student before final submission. prereq: EEB grad student
EEB 8500 - NSF GRF Graduate Research Fellowship Proposal Writing Seminar
Credits: 1.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: S-N only
Typically offered: Every Fall
Prepare EEB students to submit a competitive fellowship proposal to an external organization (e.g., NSF Graduate Research Fellowship program). In addition to announced meeting time, students meet once a week in small groups to discuss proposals/provide each other with feedback. prereq: EEB grad student only
EEB 5068 - Plant Physiological Ecology
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01680
Grading Basis: OPT No Aud
Typically offered: Spring Even Year
Plant function, its plasticity/diversity in ecological context.Impact of environmental stresses on major physiological processes of plants, including photosynthesis, respiration, water uptake/transport, and nutrient uptake/assimilation. Lab, field trip to Cedar Creek. prereq: BIOL 2022 or BIOL 3002 or BIOL 3407 or BIOL 3408W or instr consent
EEB 5221 - Molecular Evolution
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
Molecular basis of evolutionary change. Selection, neutral evolutionary processes at molecular level. Evolution from gene to genome level: protein structure/function, multigene families, organelle genomes, genome organization. Lectures, current literature, workshops. prereq: [[BIOL 4003 or GCD 3022], grad student]] or instr consent
EEB 5322 - Evolution and Animal Cognition
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
Animal cognitive abilities. Learning, perception, memory, navigation, and communication from evolutionary/comparative perspective. Cognitive abilities as adaptations that solve specific environmental problems. Empirical methods for assessing cognitive abilities. Emphasizes parsimonious interpretations of data. Controversial topics such as animal intelligence, animal language and whether non-human animals have a "theory of mind." prereq: Biol 3411 or Psy 3061 or instr consent
EEB 5327 - Behavioral Ecology
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Spring Even Year
Evolutionary principles applied to aggressive competition, mate choice, cooperation, and parental investment. Optimization models used to examine foraging strategies, predator/prey interactions, and territoriality. Evolution of sex, sexual selection, dispersal. Evolutionary game theory. prereq: Biol 3411 or instr consent
EEB 5371 - Principles of Systematics
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Spring Odd Year
Theoretical/practical procedures of biological systematics. Phylogeny reconstruction. Computer-assisted analyses, morphological and molecular approaches, species concepts/speciation, comparative methods, classification, historical biogeography, nomenclature, use/value of museums. prereq: Grad student or instr consent
EEB 5407 - Ecology
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Principles of ecology from populations to ecosystems. Applications to human populations, disease, exotic organisms, habitat fragmentation, biodiversity and global dynamics of the earth. prereq: [Math 1142, 1241, 1271 or equivalent]
EEB 5409 - Evolution
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Diversity of forms in fossil record and in presently existing biology. Genetic mechanisms of evolution, including natural selection, sexual selection, genetic drift. Examples of ongoing evolution in wild/domesticated populations and in disease-causing organisms. Lab. prereq: One semester college biology
EEB 5601 - Limnology
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Advanced introduction to description/analysis of interaction of physical, chemical, and biological factors that control functioning of life in lakes and other freshwater aquatic environments. prereq: Grad student or instr consent
EEB 5605 - Limnology Laboratory
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Field/lab methods to obtain information on environmental conditions in aquatic environments and measure abundance of aquatic organisms, especially plankton. Field/lab instruments, sampling devices, microscopy, water chemistry, data analysis. prereq: 3603 or instr consent
EEB 5609 - Ecosystem Ecology
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Regulation of energy and elements cycling through ecosystems. Dependence of cycles on kinds/numbers of species within ecosystems. Effects of human-induced global changes on functioning of ecosystems. prereq: [Biol 3407 or Biol 5407] or instr consent
EEB 8100 - EEB Department Seminar
Credits: 1.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: S-N only
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
This seminar series is focused on topics of general interest to faculty and students in EEB and often are presented by visiting scientists, including leaders in specific fields.
EEB 8200 - Sustainability Science Distributed Graduate Seminar
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Theories of sustainability science. Interactions between human/environmental systems. Improving present/future generations. Presentations/papers. Contemporary research from earth systems science, resource economics, institutional analysis, ecology, geography, development studies, health sciences, engineering.
EEB 8360 - Behavioral Biology Seminar
Credits: 1.0 [max 5.0]
Grading Basis: S-N or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Research topics in selected areas. prereq: instr consent
EEB 8601 - Introduction to Stream Restoration
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01305 - CE 8601/EEB 8601/Geo 8601
Typically offered: Fall Even Year
Science/policy behind stream restoration. How to evaluating/critiquing a stream restoration project. Assimilate geomorphic, hydrologic, and ecological data at watershed and reach scales to plan a restoration project. Developing a monitoring/assessment program for an existing or future restoration project. prereq: Grad student in [CE or GEO or EEB or WRS or FW or BAE or FR or HORT or ENR or LA or SRSE] or instr consent
EEB 8602 - Stream Restoration Practice
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01295
Grading Basis: S-N only
Typically offered: Fall Odd Year
Field experience, group design project. Students provide a stream restoration context for each other's elective coursework, complete critical assessments of stream restoration projects, and design a stream restoration site. prereq: CE 8601 or GEO 8601
EEB 8641 - Spatial Ecology
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Introduction to spatial ecology. Role of space in population dynamics and interspecific interaction. Single species/multispecies models. Deterministic/stochastic theory. Modeling, effects of implicit/explicit space on competition, pattern formation, stability, diversity, and invasion. Reading/discussion of recent literature. prereq: [3407, 2 sem calculus] or instr consent
EEB 8980 - Seminar on Current Topics
Credits: 1.0 -3.0 [max 30.0]
Grading Basis: S-N only
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Current research in ecology, evolution, behavior. prereq: EEB grad student
EEB 8990 - Graduate Seminar
Credits: 1.0 -3.0 [max 30.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Research topics in selected areas. prereq: instr consent
BIOL 8100 - Improvisation for Scientists
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Grading Basis: S-N or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
This is a 7-week course designed to practice a wide array of strategies in order to gain awareness and control over your personal expression. Students will develop more effective ways to expand their ability to navigate the stress generally associated with delivering content in front of others. By learning how to manage their personal expression more effectively, students will be able to use specific tools in order to adapt their expression to various settings (large audiences, small groups, or one on one interviews/counseling). Adapting exercises from techniques such as improvisation and storytelling, this class will provide a comfortable and safe environment for students who want to expand their confidence when presenting for others.
EEB 8991 - Independent Study: Ecology, Evolution, and Behavior
Credits: 1.0 -10.0 [max 10.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Individual research on a specialized topic. prereq: instr consent
EEB 8994 - Directed Research
Credits: 1.0 -5.0 [max 10.0]
Grading Basis: S-N or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
TBD prereq: instr consent
AGRO 5121 - Applied Experimental Design
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: Agro 5121/Ent 5121
Typically offered: Every Spring
Principles of sampling methodologies, experimental design, and statistical analyses. Methods/procedures in generating scientific hypotheses. Organizing, initiating, conducting, and analyzing scientific experiments using experimental designs and statistical procedures. prereq: Stat 5021 or equiv or instr consent
BIOL 8100 - Improvisation for Scientists
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Grading Basis: S-N or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
This is a 7-week course designed to practice a wide array of strategies in order to gain awareness and control over your personal expression. Students will develop more effective ways to expand their ability to navigate the stress generally associated with delivering content in front of others. By learning how to manage their personal expression more effectively, students will be able to use specific tools in order to adapt their expression to various settings (large audiences, small groups, or one on one interviews/counseling). Adapting exercises from techniques such as improvisation and storytelling, this class will provide a comfortable and safe environment for students who want to expand their confidence when presenting for others.
DSSC 8111 - Approaches to Knowledge and Truth: Ways of Knowing in Development Studies and Social Change
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Prerequisites: Grad DSSC minor or #
Grading Basis: S-N or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Approaches practiced by physical, biological, social science, and humanities scholars. "Ways of knowing" in different cultures/groups. Issues/methodological challenges facing interdisciplinary/international studies. Taught by faculty from biological, social sciences, and humanities. prereq: Grad DSSC minor or instr consent
EPSY 5262 - Intermediate Statistical Methods
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Application of statistical concepts/procedures. Analysis of variance, covariance, multiple regression. Experimental design: completely randomized, block, split plot/repeated measures. prereq: 3264 or 5261 or equiv
FW 8051 - Statistical Modeling of Ecological Data using R and WinBugs/JAGS
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Prerequisites: Graduate-level statistics class, [working knowledge of program R or #]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Regression methods for modeling ecological data. Real world examples from ecology, as well as environmental/natural resource sciences/management. Computer-based solutions using R/Bayesian modeling software. prereq: Graduate-level statistics class, [working knowledge of program R or instr consent]
HSCI 5211 - Biology and Culture in the 19th and 20th Centuries (CIV)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: HSci 3211/5211
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Changing conceptions of life and aims and methods of biology; changing relationships between biology and the physical and social sciences; broader intellectual and cultural dimensions of developments in biology.
HSCI 5242 - Navigating a Darwinian World
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00995 - HSci 3242/HSci 5242
Typically offered: Every Spring
In this course we grapple with the impact of Darwin's theory of evolution in the scientific community and beyond. We'll examine and engage the controversies that have surrounded this theory from its inception in the 19th century through its applications in the 21st. What made Darwin a Victorian celebrity, a religious scourge, an economic sage and a scientific hero? We'll look closely at the early intellectual influences on theory development; study the changing and dynamic relationship between science and religion; and critically analyze the application of Darwin's theory to questions of human nature and behavior.
HSCI 5244 - Nature's History: Science, Humans, and the Environment
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00421 - HSci 3244/5244
Typically offered: Every Fall
We examine environmental ideas, sustainability, conservation history; critique of the human impact on nature; empire and power in the Anthropocene; how the science of ecology has developed; and modern environmental movements around the globe. Case studies include repatriation of endangered species; ecology and evolutionary theory; ecology of disease; and climate change.
HSCI 8920 - Seminar: History of Biological Sciences
Credits: 3.0 [max 6.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
For advanced graduate students; topics in development of natural, biological, and medical sciences from Aristotle to the present. prereq: instr consent
PA 5701 - Science and State
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Relationship between science and contemporary society. Nature of science: its values, processes, and ways of knowing. How science has influenced U.S. political institutions and political/judicial processes. Issues in current debate over U.S. science policy. prereq: Grad or instr consent
PA 5721 - Energy and Environmental Policy
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Impact of energy production/consumption choices on environmental quality, sustainable development, and other economic/social goals. Emphasizes public policy choices for energy/environment, linkages between them. prereq: Grad or instr consent
PHIL 5602 - Scientific Representation and Explanation
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
Contemporary issues concerning representation and explanation of scientific facts. prereq: instr consent
PHIL 8620 - Seminar: Philosophy of the Biological Sciences
Credits: 3.0 [max 6.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Topics vary by offering.
PUBH 6450 - Biostatistics I
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Descriptive statistics. Gaussian probability models, point/interval estimation for means/proportions. Hypothesis testing, including t, chi-square, and nonparametric tests. Simple regression/correlation. ANOVA. Health science applications using output from statistical packages. prereq: [College-level algebra, health sciences grad student] or instr consent
STAT 5101 - Theory of Statistics I
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00259 - Math 5651/Stat 5101
Typically offered: Every Fall
Logical development of probability, basic issues in statistics. Probability spaces. Random variables, their distributions and expected values. Law of large numbers, central limit theorem, generating functions, multivariate normal distribution. prereq: [Math 2263 or Math 2374 or Math 2573H], [CSCI 2033 or Math 2373 or Math 2243]
STAT 5201 - Sampling Methodology in Finite Populations
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Simple random, systematic, stratified, unequal probability sampling. Ratio, model based estimation. Single stage, multistage, adaptive cluster sampling. Spatial sampling. prereq: 3022 or 4102 or 5021 or 5102 or instr consent
STAT 5302 - Applied Regression Analysis
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Simple, multiple, and polynomial regression. Estimation, testing, prediction. Use of graphics in regression. Stepwise and other numerical methods. Weighted least squares, nonlinear models, response surfaces. Experimental research/applications. prereq: 3022 or 4102 or 5021 or 5102 or instr consent
STAT 5303 - Designing Experiments
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Analysis of variance. Multiple comparisons. Variance-stabilizing transformations. Contrasts. Construction/analysis of complete/incomplete block designs. Fractional factorial designs. Confounding split plots. Response surface design. prereq: 3022 or 4102 or 5021 or 5102 or instr consent
STAT 5601 - Nonparametric Methods
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Order statistics. Classical rank-based procedures (e.g., Wilcoxon, Kruskal-Wallis). Goodness of fit. Topics may include smoothing, bootstrap, and generalized linear models. prereq: 3022 or 4102 or 5021 or 5102 or instr consent
FNRM 5262 - Remote Sensing and Geospatial Analysis of Natural Resources and Environment
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00372 - FNRM 3262/FNRM 5262
Typically offered: Every Fall
Introductory principles and techniques of remote sensing and geospatial analysis applied to mapping and monitoring land and water resources from local to global scales. Examples of applications include: Land cover mapping and change detection, forest and natural resource inventory, water quality monitoring, and global change analysis. The lab provides hands-on experience working with satellite and aerial imagery and image processing methods and software. Prior coursework in Geographic Information Systems and introductory statistics is recommended. prereq: Grad student or instr consent
BIOL 5272 - Applied Biostatistics
Credits: 4.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01933 - Biol 3272Biol 3272H//Biol 5272
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Conceptual basis of statistical analysis. Statistical analysis of biological data. Data visualization, descriptive statistics, significance tests, experimental design, linear model, simple/multiple regression, general linear model. Lectures, computer lab. prereq: High school algebra; 2003 recommended
HSCI 5401 - Ethics in Science and Technology
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: HSci 3401/5401
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Historical issues involving ethics in science. Ethical problems posed by modern science/technology, including nuclear energy, chemical industry, and information technologies.
HSCI 8112 - Historiography of Science, Technology, and Medicine
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall
Models of practice, different schools. Work of representative historians of science, technology, and medicine.
TH 5950 - Topics in Theatre
Credits: 1.0 -4.0 [max 80.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Topics specified in Class Schedule.
EEB 8888 - Thesis Credit: Doctoral
Credits: 1.0 -24.0 [max 100.0]
Grading Basis: No Grade
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
(No description) prereq: Max 18 cr per semester or summer; 24 cr required