MA in Environmental Science; MS in Environmental Science; Master of Environmental Management (MEM)
Offered in conjunction with the M.J. Neeley School of Business, the Master of Environmental Management degree is designed to equip students with the skills needed to bridge the gaps between science, business, NGO's, and government, and for those individuals who plan to enter or re-enter the workforce upon graduation. The degree plan requires coursework in both the natural sciences and business, with a particular focus on the relationship among science, management, and policy. The program gives students much needed professional experience and will enable them to find employment with government agencies (regional, state, and federal), corporations, non-profit organizations, and environmental consulting firms in areas ranging from environmental policy and analysis, stewardship, education, or management dealing with natural resource issues.
The MA (coursework) and MS (thesis) in Environmental Science offer students both a systematic, integrated approach to the study of natural resources and rigorous training in specific fields of study. These include environmental compliance and law, aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems, conservation biology, and ecosystem management. Through course work, research, and fieldwork, all graduates develop the scientific understanding, theoretical perspectives, and professional skills needed to become effective and innovative administrators, policy makers, resource managers, landscape architects, researchers, or educators, all of whom play a significant role in shaping the future and solving critical environmental problems.