Masters of Arts in Biological Sciences: Global Sustainability

30 credits

Sustainability component (9 credits):
SUST 500 Social, Political,and Ethical Dimensions of Global Sustainability 3
SUST 501 Current Challenges in Sustainability 3
SUST 502 Science for Sustainability 3
Biology course component (minimum 15 total credits):
(1) Core 7-8 credits
BIO 500 Seminar in Biology 1
BIO 515 Foundations in Biology 3
BIO 540 Topics in Advanced Biology 3-4
(2) Remaining 7-8 credits from the following as approved by the student’s major advisor:
BIO 508 Coastal Ecology 3
BIO 509 Coastal Ecology Laboratory 1
BIO 520 Plant Ecology 3
BIO 540 Topics in Advanced Bio 3-4
BIO 571 Advanced Field Studies in Biology 1-4
BIO 590 Focused Study in Advanced Biology 1-4
BIO 598 Research in Biology 3
BIO 402 Evolutionary and Ecological Genetics 3
BIO 405 Ecology 4
BIO 410 Ecological Physiology 4
BIO 421 Marine Invertebrate Biology 4
BIO 425 Aquatic Plant Biology 4
BIO 434 Ecology of Inland Waters 4
BIO 436 Environmental Resources and Management 3
BIO 438 Aquatic Pollution 4
BIO 440 Evolution 3
BIO 444 Plant Taxonomy 3

Capstone Component (6 credits, students may select Plan A or Plan B).
Plan A:
Option 1,
BIO 599 Thesis and thesis defense (6 credits)
or Option 2,
BIO 599 Thesis and thesis defense (3 credits)
and
BIO 598 Research in Biology (3 credits).
 
Plan B: Three credits:
BIO 590 Focused Study in Advanced Biology 1-4
and/or
BIO 591 Independent Research Project in Advanced Biology 1-4
BIO 598 Research in Biology 3
and a comprehensive exam.
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