MS - Conservation Technology

8026
Master of Science
Classroom
No
Graduate
Main Campus - Melbourne
Major Code: 8026 Degree Awarded: Master of Science
Delivery Mode(s): Classroom Age Restriction: No
Admission Status: Graduate Location(s): Main Campus - Melbourne
Admission Materials: 3 letters of  recommendation, objectives, GRE  

The Master of Science in Conservation Technology prepares the student either for a professional career or for further graduate study. This goal is achieved through a balance of coursework and research activities.

Admission Requirements

General admission requirements and the process for applying are presented in the Academic Overview section. For this nonthesis program, students should have an undergraduate degree that includes coursework in introductory biology, calculus, statistics, ecology and zoology, as well as three classes in each of physical science, the humanities and social science/liberal arts.

Degree Requirements

The Master of Science in Conservation Technology is conferred upon students who successfully complete 30 credit hours of approved curriculum as outlined below. A minimum of one course from each of the seven listed categories must be successfully completed. No more than two 4000-level courses may be used to satisfy degree requirements. The listing here is not intended to be exhaustive but to show possible coursework for each category.

Botany
  • BIO 5020 Field Ecology 1
    Credit Hours: 0
  • BIO 5039 Plant Systematics and Biogeography
    Credit Hours: 0
  • BIO 5060 Biology and Ecology of Seagrasses
    Credit Hours: 0
  • BIO 5065 Natural History of the Indian River Lagoon
    Credit Hours: 0
Communication
  • BIO 5510 Current Topics in Ecology
    Credit Hours: 0
  • BIO 5573 Scientific Analysis, Writing and Presentation
    Credit Hours: 0
  • ISC 5016 Presenting Science
    Credit Hours: 0
Policy, Administration and Law
  • BUS 4426 Environmental and Resource Economics
    Credit Hours: 0
  • ENS 5701 Environmental Regulation and Impact Assessment
    Credit Hours: 0
  • ISC 4000 Applied Sustainability
    Credit Hours: 0
Quantitative Sciences
  • BIO 4517 Introduction to Modeling for Ecology and Biology
    Credit Hours: 0
  • BIO 5028 Design and Analysis of Ecological Studies
    Credit Hours: 0
  • BIO 5075 Multivariate Analysis in Biology
    Credit Hours: 0
Wildlife Biology
  • BIO 4641 Biology of Marine Mammals
    Credit Hours: 0
  • BIO 5011 Ornithology
    Credit Hours: 0
Select one course:
  • BIO 5904 Field Biology and Evolution of the Galapagos Islands
    Credit Hours: 0
  • BIO 4904 Field Biology and Evolution of the Galapagos Islands
    Credit Hours: 0
Wildlife Management
  • BIO 4410 Community Ecology
    Credit Hours: 0
  • BIO 5030 Conservation Biology
    Credit Hours: 0
Zoology
  • BIO 5031 Conservation Genetics
    Credit Hours: 0

Additional credit hours would be selected from a 4000- or 5000-level course in BIO, ENS, OCN or from other sources at the advisor's discretion. Recommenced additional courses include GIS, remote sensing and biology summer field programs.