Courses

WACCI Course Offerings and Academic Requirements

Year 1

Semester 1
Core Courses Credits
WACI 701: Biometry and Experimental Design 3 Credits
WACI 703: Biotechnology in Plant Breeding 3 Credits
WACI 705: Plant Genetics 3 Credits
Elective courses*  
WACI 707: Host Plant and Pathogen Interactions 3 Credits
WACI 709: Plant Pests and Integrated Pest Management 3 Credits

 

Semester 2
Core Courses Credits
WACI 702: Quantitative Inheritance in Plant Breeding 3 Credits
WACI 704: Physiology of Environmental (abiotic) Stresses 3 Credits
WACI 706: Genetic Improvement of Crop Plants    3 Credits
WACI 710: PhD Seminar 1  
Elective courses*  
WACI 708: Plant Cell Tissue Culture  3 Credits
WACI 712: Plant Virology 3 Credits

Year 2

WACI 720: PhD Seminar 2  3 Credits
WACI 700: Thesis  

Year 3

WACI 730: PhD Seminar 3  3 Credits
WACI 700: Thesis  

Year 4

WACI 740: PhD Seminar 4 3 Credits
WACI 700: Thesis  

*In consultation with members of the supervisory committee, students may take elective courses offered at the undergraduate and post graduate levels (300, 400 or 600). Students shall not take more than 3 credits from the undergraduate level and not more 6 credits from the post graduate level (600)