The M.S.E.S. degree requires three core courses that form the basis for further specialization. Students choose to complete the remainder of the program with an area of specialization and/or elective course options. Areas of specialization allow students to gain more depth in a particular area of interest. If student interest is not specifically addressed in any one area of specialization, elective courses may be used to build up an individualized plan of study. The program requires a total of 48 credits for non-thesis students and 45 credits for thesis students. Students may choose an area of specialization in Ecology, Environmental Assessment, Environmental Biotechnology , Environmental Risk Management, Paleoecology-Geology, from below or design a unique plan of study combining one or more areas of interest. Students interested in applying their background in environmental science to environmental regulation or economics may also take electives in Environmental Policy. The Certificate in Toxicology and Industrial Hygiene may be built into the M.S. program in Environmental Science.
Middle States Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools