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2017-2018 Graduate Catalog 
    
2017-2018 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Entomology, PhD


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Program Description


The Entomology graduate programs of the Department of Plant and Environmental Sciences are dedicated to providing leadership in basic and applied entomological science. Research programs fall into three emphasis areas: Agricultural & Applied Ecology, Urban & Medical Entomology, and Biodiversity, Systematics & Evolution, and applicants are encouraged to contact prospective advisors prior to applying. Facilities of the South Carolina Experiment Station on campus and at four research and education centers located in various regions of the state are available for graduate student research. In addition to teaching and research laboratories, specialized facilities available to students include the Clemson University Arthropod Collection; laboratories for molecular genetics, tissue culture and analytical chemistry/toxicology; wet laboratories; controlled and ambient temperature insect-rearing facilities; a free-flight butterfly facility; and greenhouses.

Program Requirements


Candidates for the graduate programs are expected to have a strong background in biological or agricultural sciences. Students with nontraditional backgrounds may need to complete some relevant undergraduate courses in addition to core graduate program requirements. Candidates for the PhD degree must complete a minimum of 60 hours of graduate credit beyond the BS/BA degree and 30 beyond the MS degree, including 18 hours of dissertation research, and write a dissertation. Candidates for both degrees must satisfy a set of core requirements, some of which may have been satisfied in a previous degree program.

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