Environmental, Earth and Ocean Sciences (EEOS), MS
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The M.S. program requires 30 credit hours and includes both thesis and non-thesis options. Formal course work include a required core curriculum and a speciality areas.
Core courses include:
1 course in environmental policy/management/economics/law
1 of the following courses:
EEOS 611 Applied Statistics
EEOS 623 Introduction to Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
Any 2 of the following courses:
- EEOS 630 Biological Oceanographic Processes
- EEOS 640 Chemistry of Natural Waters
- EEOS 650 Physical Oceanography
Additional courses specific to his/her area of concentration
By the end of the first semester the student selects a major professor. No later than the second semester, the professor and student chose one (non-thesis) or two (thesis) additional members to from the graduate committee. Students choosing to write a thesis enroll in EEOS 699 (Thesis Research). Students choosing the non-thesis option enroll in EEOS 698 (Project in Environmental Science). Students in the thesis option must present and defend a thesis based on their research. Students in the non-thesis option must present the results of their project to the committee.
Each student must present one seminar each year after the first year in the Department. Criteria for adequate progress include the student's performance in courses and seminar presentations. Students are expected to maintain a B average in courses and normally two grades of C or one grade of F will result in dismissal from the program.