Academics

Environmental Science, MS

Announcements

  • The master's degree in Environmental Science was known as the master's degree in Environmental, Earth, and Ocean Sciences until spring 2013.

For the official detailed MS requirements, click here.

The MS program requires 30 credit hours and includes both thesis and non-thesis options. Formal coursework includes a required core curriculum and a specialty area. 

EFFECTIVE FALL 2014

Environmental Science, Thesis and Non-Thesis Tracks ("a" and "b")

Students are required to complete a minimum of 30 credit hours past the bachelor's.  The Thesis (option "a") and Non-Thesis (option "b") include coursework as well as research components. 

Program of Study

Core Courses (6 credits):

EEOS 603 – Coasts and Communities I
EEOS 604 – Coasts and Communities II

Skills Course (3-4 credits, choose 1 from):

EEOS 601 – Intro. Prob. & Applied Stats (3 credits)
EEOS 611 – Applied Stats (3 credits)
EEOS 623 – Intro to GIS (4 credits)
EEOS 662L – Chemometrics (3 credits)

Ethics (1 credit):

EEOS 600 – Responsible Conduct of Research

School for the Environment Seminar (2 credits):

All option "a" and option "b" MS students must attend seminar each week throughout their enrollment in the program. MS students will earn credit for each semester they enroll in EEOS 791 (Seminar in Environmental Sciences). Option "a" students are required to present a short research seminar in their second year.

Science Electives (choose 1 course not already taken):

EEOS 601 – Intro. Prob. Applied Stats (3 credits)
EEOS 607 – Introduction to Environmental Innovation Clinic (3 credits) (new course)
EEOS 611 – Applied Statistics (3 credits)
EEOS 613 – Oceans and Human Health (3 credits)
EEOS 623 – Introduction to GIS (4 credits)
EEOS 625 – Principles and Applications of Remote Sensing (4 credits)
EEOS 630 – Biological Oceanography (3 credits)
EEOS 635 – Environmental Toxicology (3 credits)
EEOS 640 – Chemistry of Natural Waters (3 credits)
EEOS 650 – Physical Oceanography (3 credits)
EEOS 657 – Fluvial Hydrology (3 credits)
EEOS 658 – Geomorphology of Coastal Watershed (3 credits)
EEOS 660L – Coastal Ecological Processes (3 credits)
EEOS 662L – Applied Chemometrics (3 credits)
EEOS 665L – Ecological Risk Assessment (3 credits)
EEOS 710 – Environ. Biogeochemistry (3 credits)
EEOS 715 – Isotope Geochemistry (3 credits)

Policy Electives (choose 1 course not already taken):

EEOS 616 – Environ. Policy & Admin. (3 credits)
EEOS 645 –  Env. Issues Horn of Africa (3 credits (new course)
EEOS 654 – Profess. Science Comm. (3 credits)
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EOS 670L – Environ. & Energy Economics (3 credits)
EEOS 674L – Climate and Energy (3 credits)
EEOS 675L – Economics of Renewables (3 credits)
EEOS 680 – Coastal and Ocean Law (3 credits)
EEOS 688 – Advanced Marine GIS (4 credits)
EEOS 685 – Ecosystem Manage. Law, Policy (3 credits)
EEOS 710 – Environ. Biogeochemistry (3 credits)
EEOS 715 – Isotope Geochemistry (3 credits)
EEOS 716 -  Sci. & Tech. Info. & Policy Proc. (3 credits)
EEOS 726 - Coastal Zone Management (3 credits)

Thesis/Project (6 hours):

Track “a” 6 hours EEOS 699
Track “b” 6 hours EEOS 698

Additional Electives (courses and independent research hours to fulfill 30 credit hour requirement):

Choose from any of the above courses not taken to satisfy core requirement or choose from additional 600+ level electives as approved by your faculty mentor.