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Degree Requirements

Degree Requirements

Core (5 courses)

Course Title Quarter Hours
ENV 401INTRODUCTION TO URBAN BIODIVERSITY MANAGEMENT4
ENV 402URBAN ECOLOGY4
ENV 403ECOLOGICAL DATA ANALYSIS WITH R4
ENV 404APPLIED ECOLOGICAL MANAGEMENT PRACTICUM4
ENV 506SUSTAINABILITY SCIENCE: ENVIRONMENTAL LIMITS, HUMAN NEEDS, & SYSTEMS THINKING4

Students Select Either the Professional Track or Thesis Track

Professional Track (2 courses)

Course Title Quarter Hours
ENV 405INTERNSHIP4
ENV 406INDEPENDENT PROJECT4

Thesis Track (3 courses)

Course Title Quarter Hours
ENV 407RESEARCH FOR MASTER THESIS4
ENV 450THESIS RESEARCH (take twice)4

Electives (4 courses for Professional track, 3 courses for Thesis track)

Course Title Quarter Hours
Select 4 courses for Professional track, 3 courses for Thesis track:12-16
ENV 400
PLANT IDENTIFICATION
ENV 410
ENVIRONMENTAL SOIL SCIENCE
ENV 415
PLANT ECOLOGY
ENV 420
CONSERVATION BIOLOGY
ENV 422
ECOSYSTEM ECOLOGY
ENV 441
URBAN FORESTS AS SOCIAL-ECOLOGICAL SYSTEMS

Allied Fields (2 courses)

Course Title Quarter Hours
Select two of the following:8
BIO 415
TOPICS IN ECOLOGY
BIO 417
AQUATIC BIOLOGY
BIO 420
ADVANCED MICROBIOLOGY
BIO 421
MOLECULAR METHODS IN ECOLOGY AND EVOLUTION
BIO 432
POPULATION ECOLOGY
BIO 435
CONCEPTS IN EVOLUTION
BIO 445
TOPICS IN PALEOBIOLOGY
BIO 489
RESEARCH IN FIELD BIOLOGY
ENV 490
SPECIAL TOPICS
ENV 499
INDEPENDENT STUDY
GEO 440
PLACES, HUMANITIES AND GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEMS
GEO 441
GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEMS (GIS) FOR COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT
GEO 442
GEOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION SYSTEMS (GIS) FOR SUSTAINABLE URBAN DEVELOPMENT
GEO 445
PROGRAMMING IN PYTHON FOR GIS
GEO 446
HEALTH GIS
GEO 447
WEB GIS AND SPATIAL DATA VISUALIZATION ON THE WEB
GEO 491
STATISTICAL DATA ANALYSIS FOR GIS
SUD 402
SUSTAINABLE URBAN DEVELOPMENT II: GREEN INFRASTRUCTURE & THE ENVIRONMENT
WRD 526
GRANT AND PROPOSAL WRITING

Students must take GEO 441 or document a comparable competency in Geographical Information Systems.​

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