About this course
The Master of Science in Environmental Biology program is the only part-time graduate program in the region that emphasizes a field and laboratory approach to learning and promotes hands-on research opportunities. The program’s courses are offered in the evenings with some supplementary field and laboratory activities on Saturdays to meet the needs of working professionals. We also offer some courses in alternative hybrid formats whereby a portion of class meetings occur online and do not require campus attendance.
Studies within this master’s degree provide a strong foundation in ecology, pollution biology, resource management and biostatistics. The program, with its wide array of electives and specialized research opportunities, provides excellent preparation for environmental professionals and educators who seek to update their knowledge and skill sets, as well as those individuals who are interested in obtaining the essential background knowledge necessary to transition into an environmental career. Students enrolled in the master’s degree in Environmental Biology also have the option of earning a GIS certificate with the completion of 9 core credits and 9 elective credits.