Doctor of Philosophy in Biology

The Doctorate in Biology, administered by the Texas A&M Department of Biology, involves intense laboratory-conducted research coupled with rigorous scholarly contemplation of molecular, cellular, and systems principles that are applicable to microbial, plant and animal contexts.  Students who complete the course of study will have mastered experimental method and design to produce and interpret data for addressing a broad range of questions involving living systems and communities.  These methodologies include a range of statistical, biochemical, genetic/genomic, molecular, and microscopy techniques used for dissecting, describing, cataloging and organizing data from diverse biological systems. The students will also have mastered writing and oral skills to effectively communicate new discoveries to fellow scientists and to the general public. 

Steps to Fulfill a Doctoral Program