Integrative Biology is a multidisciplinary doctoral program of the Department of Biological Sciences of the Charles E. Schmidt College of Science with the participation of other departments and colleges at Florida Atlantic University. Those applicants seeking a doctorate in Integrative Biology may choose to pursue the doctoral program Integrative Biology with Concentration in Environmental Science (IB-ES). This concentration falls under the umbrella of the Integrative Biology major and students accepted to the concentrations are subject to all Integrative Biology policies and regulations as well as additional regulations that are specific to each concentration.
The IB-ES program takes advantage of current faculty strengths in ecology, organismal biology, and marine science to provide academic leadership and mentor graduate students. The IB-ES program core courses and research elements emphasize the connectivity between levels of biological organization and biological processes. The curriculum is individually tailored to each student's research interests and built around a set of core courses that emphasize 1) the theme of integrative biology, 2) scientific communication, 3) statistics, 4) elective courses chosen by the student and an advisory committee, 5) seminar courses and 6) dissertation research.
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 the Master's Along the Way (MATW) option can be found in the Biology Masters Program Regulations under Forms and Policies.