MS in Environmental Science
The MS degree in environmental science includes a 15-hour core curriculum consisting of an ENVR 5303 (Issues in Environmental Sustainability) - which should be taken your first semester, ENVR 5123 (Environmental Problem Analysis)- which should be taken in your last semester, one course (3 hrs) each in social science, research course, and physical science. An upper division ecology course if not taken before admission must be taken the first year. The Master of Science degree has three degree paths: (1) Thesis, (2) Report, or (3) Creative Component. All plans of study must be approved by the director. At least 21 hours are required at the 5000 level or above, as specified by the Graduate College. These hours may include six hours of thesis research. All options and specializations at the MS level require 36 total hours.