Graduate Studies Committee


Graduate work in the Department of Biology is administered by the Graduate Studies Committee (GSC). The GSC reports to the Department on matters of policy and to the College of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies on matters affecting individual students. Each student in the Department is represented individually by an advisory committee, which is responsible for the direction and progress of the student and reports to the College via the GSC. College regulations and other useful information are available on the College website.

The GSC normally consists of: the Head of the Department, five other faculty members appointed by the Head, and two graduate student members appointed by graduate students in the Department. The students are voting members of the GSC whenever policy decisions are made, but are excluded from discussion relating to individual students, their records and performance. The role of the GSC is to ensure uniform admission, course, thesis and examination standards for students in the Department.