Feb 25, 2024  
2022-2023 University of Wyoming Catalog 
    
2022-2023 University of Wyoming Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Plant Sciences, Ph.D.


A Ph.D. in Plant Sciences is a research-based terminal degree focusing on specific areas of plant production and management. Scientific training in plant production and vegetation management for careers in academia, public and private sectors.

Program Information


The requirements for the doctor of philosophy degree include 60 hours of coursework beyond the bachelor’s degree numbered 4000 or above, 12 hours of dissertation research, a research proposal, original research, written and oral preliminary exams to be taken when most or all coursework is completed, and an oral defense of the dissertation.

Dissertations may be in a modified journal article format but must meet university formatting requirements.

The student’s coursework is selected to fit the student’s individual needs by mutual consultation among the student, his/her major professor, and graduate committee.

The student is expected to participate in the usual activities of scientific research such as attending and presenting at research seminars and professional meetings and publishing his/her research.