To pass this requirement, a student must Students may demonstrate advanced proficiency in an area by passing a two-hour written examination in the area.
A student is allowed to repeat the comprehensive examination in an area once.
Graduate Studies at UC Davis must approve this committee.
Guidelines for choosing the members of the dissertation committee are given in Appendix C.
The major area must include at least thirty (30) units of course work, with at most six (6) units of 299, which form a consistent program of study in a research area of computer science.
The minor area must include at least fifteen (15) units of course work, including at least three graduate courses, and excludes any units of 299.
An acceptable Ph D dissertation is not only an original contribution to the field, but is generally characterized by a broad scope of universal applicability.
Each student is required to participate in an exit seminar, in which the candidate’s research is presented to the UC Davis academic community.
At this time a dissertation committee is officially selected to direct the student in the research, and to guide the student in the preparation of the dissertation.
The committee must be approved by Graduate Studies.