MS in Geoscience
For the Geoscience Masters, a minimum of 30 semester hours are required in all the Thesis concentrations, with 12 semester hours in elective courses, 12 hours in departmental core courses, and 6 hours of Thesis. The Environmental and Sustainability program focuses on the skills required in a variety of environmental fields. Students have greater flexibility in this track to focus on a suite of courses that prepares the student for employment in planning, environmental management, government, consulting, and myriad other areas. The Department requires that students have GEOG 391 (Statistics) and GEOG 317 (Intro GIS) (or their equivalents) as part of their undergraduate coursework. If not, these two courses are treated as deficiencies and MUST be taken in the first year as they are prerequisites for GEOS 520 Geoscience Data Modeling. They do not count towards the 30-hour requirement for the Master's Degree. In addition, students must demonstrate proficiency in a research tool (satisfied by GEOS 520).