Natural Resources and Sustainability

Degree Requirements

  1. Complete the general university requirements listed in the UAF catalog
  2. Complete the Ph.D. degree requirements listed in the UAF catalog
  3. Complete coursework as determined by the advisory committee
  4. Required and Elective Elements of the Plan of Study
  • Coursework: Students must complete the core course requirements of: NRM/ECON/BIO/ANTH 647, NRM/ECON/BIO/ANTH 649, and two semesters of NRM/ECON 694 (seminar)
  • Outreach activity of one annual public presentation
  • Advancement to Candidacy occurs when the student demonstrates mastery in understanding of the problems and theories of natural resource management and sustainability and in-depth knowledge of the student’s dissertation research topic area. Requirements for advancement to candidacy are determined by the academic committee of the student, and shall be consistent with the candidacy requirements for Ph.D. studies at UAF. The basis of the evaluation will be comprehensive written and oral exams.
  • Dissertation Defense Seminar
  • Dissertation Defense Examination
  • Doctoral Dissertation