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Environmental Science (M.S.) 2020-2021 Catalog Year

College of Arts and Sciences

Department of Marine and Ecological Sciences
(239) 590-7197
Program Admission Requirements

See program website at URL listed above.

Progression and Additional Graduation Requirements
  • A minimum of 36 credit hours.
  • A cumulative GPA of 3.0 for all coursework in program.
  • Provide one signed, bound copy of the student's thesis 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.
  • 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 Program Coordinator.
Program Requirements
  1. Required Courses (16-18 credits)
    Successful completion of each core course requires a grade of B or better.

    Complete the following:
    EVR 6022 Environmental Rsch Methodology (3)
    EVS 6920 Grad Seminar in Current Topics (1)
    EVS 6970 Master's Thesis (total of 6-8 credits)

    Select one of the following:
    EVR 6322 Con App 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. Restricted Electives (18-20 credits)
    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.  Courses used to satisfy Core requirements may not be used as electives.

    EVR 5068C Microbial Ecology (3)
    EVR 5145 Ecotoxicology (3)
    EVR 5414 Interpreting the Environment (3)
    EVR 5925 Environmental Education (3)
    EVR 6045C Data Analysis for Enviro Science (3)
    EVR 6322 Con App Sustainability (3)
    EVR 6907 Independent Stdy Environ Scien (may be taken more than once with prior approval by Program Coordinator) (1-3)
    EVR 6936 Special Topics Enviro Scien (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 I (3-6)
    GIS 6308C Advanced GIS: Research Project (3)
    GLY 5266C Advanced Biogeochemistry (3)
    GLY 5575C Sediment Dynamics (3)
    GLY 5661C Conservation Paleobiology (3)
    GLY 6566 Carbonate Sed Petrol and Stratigr (3)
    OCB 6050 Biological Oceanography (3)
    OCC 5115C Advanced Marine Chemistry (3)
    OCG 6053 Coastal & Watershed Geol (3)
    OCB 6635 Estuarine Ecology (3)
    PAD 5620 Environmental Law (3)
    PCB 5307C Limnology (3)
    PCB 6064C Advanced Ecology (3)



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