Master of Science in Environmental and Biological Science
The Master of Science Graduate Program in Environmental and Biological Sciences is designed to broaden the student's perspective and provide skills and knowledge for understanding and solving problems in the environmental and biological sciences. The Program teaches students the direct and indirect economic, social, and political contributions of the environmental and biological sciences. The Program underscores the interdisciplinary and cooperative nature of environmental and biological issues. The Program teaches how to manage conflicts and emphasizes the importance of effectively communicating with the private and public sectors, regulatory agencies, interest groups, and communities. The Program objectives are listed below:
- To demonstrate the pivotal role of the environmental and biological sciences in understanding and addressing environmental, ecological, medical, agricultural, and policy-related issues;
- To promote the professional development of students for entry and advancement in the private and public sectors as scientists, educators, administrators, or managers;
- To provide students with the necessary skills for performing research, reviewing and evaluating regulatory guidelines, and writing professional documents;
- To foster an understanding and appreciation of the role of values and ethics in research, management, and institutional performance;
- To strengthen the academic foundations of students seeking entry into professional schools and into doctoral programs at graduate schools; and
- To provide teachers with opportunities for advancement and to broaden and update their knowledge in order to enrich the classroom experience of their students.