Master of Science
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Master of Science in Conservation Technology

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 of the university catalog. 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.

BIO 5020 Field Ecology 3
BIO 5039 Plant Systematics and Biogeography 3
BIO 5060 Biology and Ecology of Seagrasses 3
BIO 5065 Natural History of the Indian River Lagoon 3


Communication CREDITS
BIO 5510 Current Topics in Ecology 3
BIO 5573 Scientific Analysis, Writing and Presentation 3
ISC 5016 Presenting Science or COM 5xxx 3


Policy, Administration and Law CREDITS
BUS 4426 Environemntal and Resource Economics 3
ENS 5701 Environmental Regulation and Impact Assessment 3
ISC 4000 Applied Sustainability 3


Quantiative Sciences CREDITS
BIO 4517 Introduction to Modeling for Ecology and Biology 3
BIO 5028 Design and Analysis of Ecological Studies 4
BIO 5075 Multivariate Analysis in Biology 3


Wildlife Biology CREDITS
BIO 4641 Biology of Marine Mammals 3
BIO 5011 Ornithology 3
BIO 5904 Field Biology and Evolution of the Galapagos Islands or BIO 4904 3


Wildlife Management CREDITS
BIO 4410 Community Ecology 4
BIO 5030   Conservation Biology 3


BIO 5031 Conservation Genetics 3

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