M.P.S Environmental Science

This 30-credit program provides a solid background in environmental science as well as practical and managerial skills that are required to solve problems and advance in the professional field surrounding environmental issues. Designed to provide professionals with a solid graduate-level education, it is delivered in an attractive and time-efficient manner.

 

This degree provides the graduate with the practical skills to formulate, abstract, analyze and solve problems typically encountered by marine and environmental scientists, educators, government officials, engineers, and other professionals. A graduate will be prepared to enter the marketplace and be able to pursue a career in science, education, industry, or business.

Students in the M.P.S. can focus on one of four concentrations:

Marine Biology
Coastal Zone Management
Environmental Science
Computational Molecular Biology

 

Course Requirements

Course Number

Course Name

Credit Hours

MPSE 5010 Biostatistics 3
MPSE 5020 Ecosystems Processes 3
MPSE 5030 Geological Processes 3
MPSE 5040 Environmental Chemistry 3
MPSE 5060 Scientific Communications 3

Course Number

Course Name

Credit Hours

MSMS 6001

Marine Physiology

3

MSMS 6002

Coral Reef Ecology

3

MSMS 6003

Deep Sea Biology

3

MSMS 6004

Marine Fisheries

3

MSMS 6005

Invertebrate Zoology

3

MSMS 6006

Taxonomy of Marine Invertebrates

3

MSMS 6007

Marine Mammalogy

3

MSMS 6008

Biology of Sharks & Rays

3

MSMS 6010

Marine Apex Predators

3

MSMS 6011

Marine Avian Ecology

3

MSMS 6012

Corals from the Inside Out

3

MSMS 6014

Marine Larval Ecology

3

MSMS 6016

Ichthyology

3

MSMS 6017

Tropical Fish Biology

3

MSMS 6021

Histology & Ultrastructure

3

MSMS 6022

Methods in Marine Community Ecology

3

Course Number

Course Name

Credit Hours

MSMS 6101

 Coastal Policy

3

MSMS 6102

 Ocean and Coastal Law

3

MSMS 6103

 Invasive Species

3

Course Number

Course Name

Credit Hours

BCOR 5585

Genomics

3

BMME 8050

Foundations of Programming*

3

BMME 8051

Database Management & Applications*

3

BMME 8053

Introductions to Bioinformatics

3

Course Number

Course Name

Credit Hours

MSMS 6201

 GIS & Environmental Remote Sensing

3

MSMS 6203

 Climate Change

3

MSMS 6204

 Anthropogenic Impacts in Marine Environments

3

MSMS 6208

 Aquaculture

3

MSMS 6209

 Biodiversity

3

MSMS 6210

 Scientific Method & Experimental Design

3

MSMS 6211

 Genomics

3

MSMS 6212

 Stable Isotopes in Marine Ecology

3

MSMS TBD

Population Ecology

3

MSMS 6103    

Invasive Species         

3

MSMS 6213

Coral Reef Biochemistry

3

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