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Program Requirements for 2013-2014 Catalog Year

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  1. Required Courses in the Major (16-18 hrs)

    Select 3 hours from the following:
    • OCB 6635 Estuarine Ecology (3)
    • PCB 6064C Advanced Ecology (3)

    Complete the following:
    • EVR 6022 Environmental Research Methodology (3)
    • EVS 6920 Graduate Seminar in Current Topics (1)
    • EVS 6970 Master's Thesis (total of 6-8 credits)

    Select 3 hours from the following:
    • EVR 6322 Concepts and Applications of Sustainability (3)
    • EVS 6937 Environmental Policy (3)
    • PAD 5620 Environmental Law (3)
    • URP 6421 Environmental Planning (3)

  2. Electives in the Major (18-20 hrs)

    Select a minimum of 18 hours from the following:
    • EVR 5145 Ecotoxicology (3)
    • EVR 6907 Independent Graduate Study in Environmental Science (this course may be taken more than once subject to approval by the Graduate Studies Coordinator) (1-3)
    • EVR 6936 Special Topics in Graduate Study in Environmental Science (this course may be taken more than once for other topics) (3)
    • EVS 5818 Ecological Risk Assessment (3)
    • EVS 6941 Environmental Practicum (3-6)
    • GIS 6308C Advanced GIS: Research Project (3)
    • GLY 5266C Advanced Biogeochemistry (3)
    • GLY 5575 Coastal and Estuarine Sediment Dynamics (3)
    • GLY 5658 Geobiology (3)
    • GLY 6566 Carbonate Sedimentology, Petrology and Stratigraphy (3)
    • OCB 6646 Marine Biogeography (3)
    • OCB 6931 Special Topics in Ichthyology (3)
    • OCC 5115C Advanced Marine Chemistry (3)
    • OCG 6053 Coastal and Watershed Geology (3)

  3. Policy / Management / Education Electives

    None are required. At most 6 credit hours may be counted toward degree requirements.
    • EVR 5414 Interpreting the Environment (3)
    • EVR 5925 Environmental Education for a Sustainable Future (3)
    • EVR 6322 Concepts and Applications of Sustainability (3)
    • EVS 6937 Environmental Policy (3)
    • PAD 5620 Environmental Law (3)
    • URP 6421 Environmental Planning (3)

    Alternative electives must be approved by the student's Graduate Committee.

TOTAL SEMESTER HOURS REQUIRED: 36 HRS

Additional Graduation Requirements

  • A minimum of 36 credit hours.
  • A cumulative GPA of 3.0 for all coursework in program.
  • Successful completion of each core course requires a grade of B or better.
  • Elective courses require a grade of C or better.
  • Provide two signed, bound copies of the student's thesis, one to the FGCU library and the other to the Department of Marine and Ecological Sciences.
  • Each student must have a Graduate Committee composed of a minimum of three individuals, two of whom must be part of the graduate faculty in Environmental Science.
  • Submit an application to graduate to CAS Advising by the deadline listed in the FGCU Academic Calendar.

Transfer Notes and Acceptable Substitutes

A maximum of 9 credits of course work may be transferred from other institutions or from pre-degree enrollment at FGCU, if those courses are appropriate to the program of study. These are subject to approval of the Graduate Studies Coordinator.