Master of Science
The Master of Science in Environmental Science has been designed in conjunction with area businesses and government agencies to provide the knowledge and technical skills needed for employment and advancement in the field of environmental monitoring and assessment. This program is flexible enough to fit the interests and needs of a wide variety of students and is designed for students planning to pursue a Ph. D. , teachers wanting a M. S. in a biological science, or students interested in careers with environmental agencies.
The core courses are those mentioned most frequently by employers, consultants and educators as those needed for successful employment. The remainder of the curriculum is designed to enhance the understanding of ecology and the natural history of organisms. Many of these courses involve or even consist entirely of fieldwork, since the majority of the employers surveyed are seeking graduates with a first-hand knowledge of the environment and environmental assessment methods.
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Students will need to provide evidence of satisfactory completion of the following undergraduate courses: complete sequences of general and organic chemistry, general ecology, botany, zoology, cell or molecular biology, genetics, microbiology, and statistics.
GOALS OF THE PROGRAM
The curriculum of this program contributes to the instructional goals by providing:
A solid background in ecological and environmental conservation theory.
Skills required for employment with environmental assessment/monitoring businesses, and state and federal governmental agencies.
Research and technical writing skills.
Preparation for further graduate work.
GRADUATE STUDENT HANDBOOK
PROGRAM OF STUDY
To find out more about the program contact the BCES Graduate Program Coordinator or the Office of Graduate Studies.
Christopher Newport University
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