Note: A minimum of one research project and one literature review must be completed in order to apply to take the Oral exam.
The oral exam is comprised of 3 parts:
Part A (30 min): Presentation and Q&A
- Prepare and present a 15-minute review of one of your research projects or literature review papers.
- Answer questions about the project or paper (15 min). You may be asked about other research papers you have written.
Part B (15 min): Committee asks "knowledge questions" (e.g., describe the symptoms of AFB and what to do when a hive has AFB).
Part C (15 min): Committee asks "public questions", or questions that the public may ask (e.g., what do I do about bees in my chimney?). Candidate will answer as if responding to a member of the public.