The student, in consultation with the major advisor, will select a minimum of four (4) AC members, including one but no more than two from outside FNR. A majority of the AC, including the major advisor, must be comprised of 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 form (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 WFB 809 classes and no more than six credit hours of Special Problems (WFB 863 and similar courses in other departments).
_________ First committee meeting.
_________ Research plan approved by advisory committee.
_________ Plan of study determined with major advisor.
_________ Minimum of 60 semester hours of post-baccalaureate graduate credit.
_________ 18 semester hours of doctoral research.
_________ Graduate Degree Curriculum Plan of study GS-2 approved by
_________ GS-2 form submitted to Enrolled Services and copy to the
Department Graduate Coordinator
________ Written comprehensive exam completed.
________ Oral comprehensive exam. (> 6 months and <5 years prior to graduation date).
________ GS-5 submitted to Enrolled Services, copy to Deanna Burns for file
_________ Dissertation given to major advisor at least 3 weeks before submitting to AC.
_________ Dissertation submitted to AC for review at least 2 weeks prior to defense.
_________ Final oral examination (dissertation 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
_________ Application to Graduate (GS-4) submitted to Enrolled Services.
_________ Cap and gown ordered from bookstore if attending ceremony.
_________ Dissertation content approved by committee members.
_________ Dissertation submitted to Graduate School for formatting approval.
_________ Final copy submitted to Graduate School by ETD.
_________ Order bound copies through Deanna Burns.
_________ Final copy of dissertation submitted to Departmental Chair.