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Environmental Science (M.S.) 2014-2015 Catalog Year

College of Arts and Sciences

Department of Marine and Ecological Sciences
http://www.fgcu.edu/CAS/EnvSci-MS/
(239) 590-7197
Program Admission Requirements

See program website at URL listed above.

Program Requirements
  1. Core Courses (16-18 hrs)

    1. 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)

      1. 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 hrs)

    1. 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)
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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.
  • 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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