USF/COE PhD Dissertation Committee Requirements

Our College requires that each PhD Dissertation Committee have:
   (a) 3 faculty from the department (Major Professor and two other faculty)
   (b) 1 member outside the department but within the College
   (c) 1 member outside the College (could be outside USF)
Therefore, a committee will have at least 5 members.

The College also recommends the Dissertation Defense Chair to be a non-committee member and from outside the department. Our department strictly follows this rule just to avoid any CoI.