Doctoral degrees at FAU require at least 80 credits beyond the baccalaureate degree. The following are specific requirements of the program in Integrative Biology. Please note that these requirements apply to ALL Integrative Biology Ph.D. Program Participants. For additional requirements specific to the Neuroscience, Environmental Science, Biomedical Science, or Marine Science and Oceanography concentrations see the respective concentration pages.
The elective courses must be 5000-, 6000- or 7000-level courses in biology, biomedical science, psychology, complex systems and brain sciences, geoscience, urban and regional planning, chemistry or approved cognates. Students participating in an Integrative Biology concentration must select from graduate-level elective courses related to the specific concentration (refer to the elective lists for concentration specifics for IBNS, IBES, IBBS, and IBMO). The lists of track-specific elective courses are not exclusive and the selection of elective courses to meet degree requirements will be determined by consultation between the student and the Ph.D. supervisor and/or the student's advisory committee.
Courses designated as proficiency or remedial (4000-level and below) may not be used to satisfy the course requirement.
Please note that, per the FAU Graduate College, all FAU graduate students must submit an electronic Plan of Study which must align with the program requirements detailed above (see concentration webpages for additional concentration-specific degree requirements). Integrative Biology PhD students must submit this plan within their second semester enrolled.
Participants in the Integrative Biology Ph.D. Program are also eligible to complete an en passant Master's degree (along the way). Additional information about Integrative Biology concentration options and the Master's Along the Way (MALW) in Biology option can be found here.