The Colorado State University (CSU) Graduate Degree Program in Ecology (GDPE) is an interdisciplinary program for students with interests in a wide range of ecological subjects. GDPE is designed as a Special Academic Unit (SAU) and is organizationally housed in the Graduate School.
Students enrolled in GDPE meet degree requirements by taking several core courses in ecology, a variety of other courses, and by completing original research or a major project. Faculty advisors have the primary responsibility for overseeing the graduate student’s program along with their committee.
Students are “dual citizens” where their degree is in Ecology and their advising department is the department where their faculty advisor is located.