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Environmental Science (M.S.) 2015-2016 Catalog Year

College of Arts and Sciences

Department of Marine and Ecological Sciences
(239) 590-7197
Program Admission Requirements

See program website at URL listed above.

Program Requirements
  1. Core Courses (16-18 credits)
    Successful completion of each core course requires a grade of B or better.

    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 one of the following:
    EVR 6322 Concepts and Applications of Sustainability (3)
    EVS 6937 Environmental Policy (3)
    PAD 5620 Environmental Law (3)

    Select one of the following:
    OCB 6635 Estuarine Ecology (3)
    PCB 6064C Advanced Ecology (3)

  2. Electives in the Major (18-20 credits)
    Select a minimum of 18 hours from the following.  Successful completion of each elective requires a grade of C or better.  No more than 6 hours may be selected from EVR 5415, EVR 5925, EVR 6322, EVS 6937, or PAD 5620.  Alternate electives must be approved by the student's Graduate Committee.

    EVR 5068C Microbial Ecology (3)
    EVR 5145 Ecotoxicology (3)
    EVR 5414 Interpreting the Environment (3)
    EVR 5925 Environmental Education for a Sustainable Future (3)
    EVR 6045C Data Analysis for Environmental Science (3)
    EVR 6322 Concepts and Applications of Sustainability (3)
    EVR 6907 Independent Graduate Study in Environmental Science (may be taken more than once with prior 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 6937 Environmental Policy (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 5661C Conservation Paleobiology (3)
    GLY 6566 Carbonate Sedimentology, Petrology and Stratigraphy (3)
    OCB 6050 Biological Oceanography (3)
    OCB 6646 Marine Biogeography (3)
    OCC 5115C Advanced Marine Chemistry (3)
    OCG 6053 Coastal and Watershed Geology (3)
    PAD 5620 Environmental Law (3)
    PCB 5307C Limnology (3)




Additional Graduation Requirements
  • A minimum of 36 credit hours.
  • A cumulative GPA of 3.0 for all coursework in program.
  • 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.

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