2019-2020 Catalog 
    
    Aug 03, 2020  
2019-2020 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Environmental Management, MS


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Courses provide the essential skills and foundations of the program and students prepare and complete a master’s project with a practical application to the environmental field.

Program Learning Outcomes


Students graduating from the MSEM program will be able to:

  • demonstrate an interdisciplinary approach in analysis of environmental issues and management strategies.
  • utilize both theory and applied knowledge to evaluate and recommend management strategies for environmental issues.
  • choose and apply appropriate tools, techniques, and technologies to analyze environmental issues.
  • skillfully communicate environmental management issues through written reports and oral and visual presentations.

Major Requirements (30 Units)


The 30-unit program consists of 3 required courses (2 units each), a master’s project (typically 4 units), and 10 electives (2 units each). Students typically take four courses per semester, and one elective and a Master’s Project in the final semester. Students wishing to take additional electives have the option to take the Master’s Project course for fewer units although the project expectations remain unchanged. 

Students can choose to concentrate in following areas:

Students develop their master’s project as an in-depth study of an environmental issue in their area of interest. The project hones the skills essential to environmental management: problem identification and definition; review, organization and analysis of relevant literature and research; and presentation of justifiable recommendations.

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