Biological Sciences: Ecology and Environmental Science, M.S.

This program is offered by the Biology Department

Program Description

Provides advanced study of the connections between plants, animals, and their environments. Equips graduates with the tools needed to work as resource managers, field ecologists, environmental program specialists or consultants, and wildlife biologists.

Learning Outcomes


  1. Students should have a thorough understanding and/or competency in a specific area of biology in addition to a broad-based and integrative standing of basic biological concepts.

  2. Students should demonstrate an ability to effectively convey, both orally and in writing, an advanced understanding of biological content, methods, and issues.

  3. Students should demonstrate an ability to locate, critically analyze, interpret, and discuss primary research literature within the biological sciences.

  4. Students should demonstrate knowledge of up-to-date scientific tools and techniques

  5. Students should demonstrate an awareness of contemporary scientific issues including ethics and the impact of science on society.