The Master of Science degree, with or without an environmental science concentration, is offered through the graduate program in Biological Sciences. The major objective of these programs is to offer a sequence of technical courses in the Biological Sciences for students who plan to become professional biologists, teachers, or environmental scientists. These programs provide a broad preparation in modern biological specialty areas and an introduction to biological research. Course work and research opportunities take advantage of the Chesapeake Bay and the surrounding area as a model ecosystem in which to study basic principles of ecology and environmental science. The Thesis Plan requires completion of research in some biological specialty, development and approval of a thesis, and oral defense of that work. The Comprehensive Plan requires successful completion of a Master’s Comprehensive Examination covering the five distribution areas given below and with an emphasis on environmental topics for the Environmental Science concentration. The environmental science concentration program is an interdisciplinary program that includes courses in biology, chemistry, and environmental science. The course of study is developed by the department chairperson and the environmental science program coordinator to meet the core course and area distribution requirements. Students selecting this concentration must complete either a research thesis or two semesters of an internship in addition to the required core courses in biology and environmental science.
Hampton University is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award degrees at the associate, baccalaureate, master’s, education specialist and doctorate levels.
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Classification: Master's College or University I
Locale: Midsize City
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