Curriculum and Course Sequence

Master of Science - Applied Ecology and Conservation Biology

Minimum credit hours: 36

Core Courses (16-22 credits)
BIOL 641 Conservation Biology and Reserve Design 3 credits
BIOL 643 Ethics, Economics and Politics in Conservation 2 credits
BIOL 600 Methods of Research in Biological Sciences 2 credits
BIOL 601 Laboratory Teaching Experience 2 credits
BIOL 694 Integrative Ecology/Wildlife Graduate Seminar 1 credits
BIOL 710 Thesis* 6-12 credits
*Enroll in the final credit hours of thesis in the semester in which you expect completed thesis to be approved

Required for Conservation Biology Track (3 credits)
BIOL 640 Population and Conservation Genetics 3 credits

Required for Landscape and Watershed Ecology Track  (4 credits)
BIOL 632 Land Margin Interactions

Electives (12-18 credits)
At least 6 credit hours must be from departments other than Biology. A list of electives is available in the Graduate Catalog.

Please note that the program can be completed in two years including summer.