The student, in consultation with the major advisor, will select a minimum of three (3) AC members, including one from outside FNR. A majority of the AC, including the major advisor, must be full-time, tenure-track Clemson University faculty or members of the USFW COOP Unit. Both the major advisor and at least half of the committee must hold rank in FNR. If a minor is declared, this area must be represented on the committee. Adjunct faculty may serve as committee members, but not as chair.________ Committee formed.
________ Protocols and Hazardous Waste and Safety Training complete.
The student, in consultation with the AC, will prepare a preliminary research plan with appropriate title, methods, statistical analysis, and literature review. The AC should meet by the middle of the first semester of residence to consider the plan for research and program of study. The Graduate Degree Curriculum (GS-2) should be approved by the full committee and submitted to Enrolled Services by the middle of the second semester in residence. A copy should be submitted to Deanna Burns for the Graduate Coordinator. Students must have two FOR 808 / WFB 809 classes and no more than six credit hours of Special Problems (FOR 707, FOR 807, WFB 863, and similar courses in other departments).________ Research plan approved by advisory committee.
________ GS-2 approved and signed by AC and Department Chair.
________ Minimum of 24 semester hours exclusive of thesis research completed
within six calendar years prior to the date the degree is to be awarded.
________ Minimum of 6 semester hours of thesis research (891).
________ At least one-half of total hours 800-level or above, exclusive of thesis research.
________ FOR 808 or WFB 809 x 2.
________ No more that 6 total Special Problem credits.
________ GS-2 form submitted to Enrolled Services.
________ Thesis submitted to major advisor 3 weeks before submitting to AC.
________ Thesis submitted to AC members for review at least 2 weeks before defense.
________ Final oral examination (thesis defense) scheduled. (Notice of date, place
and time must be sent to Enrolled Services, Dean, Department Chair, Faculty,
and Advisory Committee by the Major Advisor at least 10 days before the exam.)
________ Results of final oral examination (GS-7) submitted by major advisor to
Enrolled Services, copy to Deanna Burns for file.
________ Assessment Report submitted to Deanna Burns for file.
________ Application to Graduate (GS-4) submitted to Enrolled Services.
________ Cap and gown ordered from bookstore if attending ceremony.
________ Thesis content approved by committee members.
________ Thesis submitted for formatting approval.
________ Final copy submitted to Graduate School by ETD.
________ Order bound copies through Deanna Burns (firstname.lastname@example.org)
________ Final copy of thesis submitted to Department Chair.