The Institute holistically prepares its students to meet the challenges and needs of the society. Learning is not only confined inside the four corners of the classroom; the Institute ensures that students experience an authentic learning experience by having field works in higher Biology courses, as well as giving the students the freedom to conduct their own research and experiments in their thesis work.
Thesis Proposal Defense.
Step 1. Student must submit the following to the admin office
a. Cover letter with the thesis title, date of proposal defense, and name of adviser (including co-adviser, who must be outside of IB) addressed to the IB Director
b. One (1) page capsule proposal
Step 2. The admin office will have the graduate committee approve the student’s thesis title, adviser (including co-adviser), and capsule thesis proposal. Graduate committee will also recommend a thesis reader. (This may take ~2-3 days)
Step 3. The student must submit a full thesis proposal to the reader at least two (2) weeks before the proposal defense.
Step 4. The student will defend his/her thesis proposal. (The adviser will submit a certificate to the admin office that the student has successfully defending his/her thesis)
Step 5. The student will submit a revised thesis proposal to the admin office.
Step 1. Student must request for thesis examiners by submitting a letter to the admin office
Step 2. The admin office will have a referendum circulated to the graduate committee. (This may take about a week)
Step 3. The student must confirm the date of the defense to the admin office at least 2 weeks before the date of the defense.
Step 4. The student must submit a full thesis manuscript to the examiner at least two (2) weeks before the defense.
Step 5. The student will defend his/her thesis.
Step 6. The student will submit a final thesis manuscript to the admin office for signature and binding.
Field trip/ Fieldwork Permit (including for thesis)
Use Permits for Facility / Room
Graduate Students are advised to take the civil service exam if they are planning to apply for university research assistant positions. [Note that some students may be exempted from taking the civil service exam].