General Instructions

 Colorful Biology


To start the process, choose one of the comps questions provided by the faculty. Please choose a question for which you have the proper course background. Insufficient course preparation has been one of the most common sources of trouble during comps.

If you plan out your comps path thoughtfully, carefully and with special attention to your unique interests and understanding, you'll find happiness much sooner in your work and it is much more personally rewarding.

  1. Choosing a Question and Advisor

  2. Submitting Written Comps

  3. Form and Style of Synopsis and Bibliography

  4. Oral Presentation and Questions

  5. Digital Archiving of Comps