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About the Environmental and Biological Sciences Master’s Program at TROY

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. This program teaches students how to manage conflicts and emphasizes the importance of effectively communicating with the private and public sectors, regulatory agencies, interest groups, and communities.

Lead in Science at TROY
“I am studying the effects of invasive crayfish and dams on native crayfish assemblages. Specifically, I am interested in how the trophic dynamics and morphology of native crayfishes differ in stream reaches under these conditions using a combination of stable isotope analysis, gut content analysis and geometric morphometrics. ”
Brian Helms | Current Graduate Student

Master of Science in Environmental and Biological Sciences Curriculum

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Environmental and Biological Sciences Option

The thesis option is only offered at the Troy Campus, while the non-thesis option is offered at both Troy Campus and TROY online. For more information about program availability and delivery options, call 1-800-414-5756

Careers in Environmental and Biological Sciences

Master’s in environmental and biological sciences graduates can enter or advance their careers in government, industry and research.

Faculty Profiles

Christopher A. Boyd, Ph.D.

Christopher A. Boyd, Ph.D.

Dr. Christopher Boyd is an associate professor of restoration ecology. His main research interests include alternatives for coastal shoreline protection, environmental policy, soil conservation and water quality, sustainable development and conservation biology.
Brian Helms, Ph.D.

Brian Helms, Ph.D.

Dr. Brian Helms is an associate professor and the environmental and biological sciences graduate coordinator. His main research interests include stream community ecology, ecological restoration and natural history and conservation of freshwater invertebrates.
Jacqueline Jones, Ph. D.

Jacqueline Jones, Ph. D.

Dr. Jacqueline Jones is an associate professor and the director of the biomedical science graduate program. Her main research interests include cancer pathology and genetics, bone immunology and tumor microenvironment.

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Dr. Chris Boyd and his team collected water and other samples from over 70 sites along the Choctawhatchee Bay.

TROY faculty develops oyster suitability model in collaboration with environmental, county agencies

Troy University environmental science faculty recently developed an oyster habitat suitability model for the Choctawhatchee Bay as part of a $114,843 grant from the Choctawhatchee Basin Alliance and Northwest Florida State College.

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