Students enrolled in a non-thesis degree program must complete a comprehensive exam (see Graduate catalog). The comprehensive exam for the non-thesis, Master of Science in Conservation Education degree program is based upon knowledge and skills obtained during the six major required courses for the degree program; education and leadership courses (WFA 8713, WFA 8723, WFA 8733) and science foundation courses (WFA 6623, WFA 8743, WFA 8753).
Students are eligible to take the final comprehensive exam when they are within six hours of graduation or in their final semester of coursework. Additionally, students must be enrolled in at least a 1-credit hour course the semester the final comprehensive exam is taken. Thus, we recommend students in the M.S. in Conservation Education degree program schedule and take their final comprehensive exam while enrolled in the capstone course (WFA 8763).