Curriculum and Course Sequence

Master of Science - Applied Ecology and Conservation Biology

Core Courses (10 credits)

BIOL       641     Conservation Biology and Reserve Design                  
BIOL       643     Ethics, Economics & Politics in Conservation            
BIOL       600     Methods of Research in Biological Sciences               
BIOL       640     Population Conservation Genetics                        
BIOL       694     Graduate Seminar in Fish/Wild/AECB                     


Electives (14-20 credits)

Electives must be approved by the student’s advisor. At least 6 credit hours must be from departments other than Biology.

Capstone (6-12 credits)

BIOL       710     Thesis                                                                              

* Enroll in the final credit hours of thesis in the semester in which you expect completed thesis to be approved.  A minimum of 6 credit hours of thesis is required. Students should work with their advisor to determine the number of thesis credits and number of elective credits which will be required to meet the 36 credit hours for degree completion and to develop a plan which best suits the student’s career goals.

Total credit hours: at least 36

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