Environmental Science, M.S. degree requirements

The course of study is a thesis degree program. The thesis degree program consists of not less than 32 hours of credit including 6 hours of thesis credit (ES/RP 700) and a minimum of 26 hours of course work. The course work must include a minimum of 21 hours of graded course work. No more than 6 hours of non-graduate credit 300- or 400-level courses may be included in either program.

Coursework includes: Required core classes, 3 semester hours in ecology, 3-4 semester hours in quantitiative skills, 3 semester hours in applied biological, physical or social sciences, and 11-13 semester hours in an area of specialization.

Required core courses
SOE 544 Environmental Assessment 3
SOE 592 Special Topics 2
SOE 501 Graduate Seminar 1
SOE 700 Thesis 6
Ecology area
Biol 562 Community Ecology 3
Biol 568 Conservation Ecology 3
Biol 569 Ecosystem Ecology and Global Change 3
  and others  
Applied biological, physical, or social sciences area
SOE 512 Global Biogeochemistry 3
SOE 516 Soil Processes in Earth's Critical Zone 3
SOE 562 Watershed Biogeochemistry 3
SOE 577 Advanced Environmental Hydrology 3
Soil_Sci 586 Introduction to Geographic Information Systems 3
  and others  
Quantitative skills
Stat 523 Statistical Methods for Engineers & Scientists 3
Stat 519 Applied Multivariate Analysis 3
  and others  
Area of specialization (11-13 semester hours)
Biol 562 Community Ecology 3
Bio 567 Ecological Restoration 3
Bio 568 Conservation Ecology 3
Biol 582 Professional Communication in Biology - Grant Writing 2
Biol 585 Professional Development for College Teaching 2
SOE 531 Fundamentals of Environmental Toxicology 3
Env_Sci 532 Applied Environmental Toxicology 3
SOE 545 Hazardous Waste Management 3
SOE 594 Environmental and Natural Resource Issues and Ethics 3
Soil_Sci 568 Introduction to Geographic Information Systems 4
Stat 519 Applied Multivariate Analysis 3
  and others