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Curriculum for Concentrations

Each concentration will require mastery of one or more research tools. Specific courses and research tools will be determined by the student and the research supervisor in consultation with the student’s faculty advisory committee. The multi-disciplinary curriculum for each concentration is customized to meet the student’s individual interests and career goals.

Climatology

The curriculum may include courses in Geography and Environmental Resources, Geology, Physics, Mathematics, and other areas relevant to the atmospheric processes.

Earth and Environmental Processes

The curriculum may include courses in geology, biological science, physical science areas other than geology, geography (GIS and cartography), environmental law, remote sensing, soil science, mining and civil engineering, computer science, and statistics.

Ecology

The curriculum will include PLB 589a and other courses in Zoology, Plant Biology, Forestry, Geology, Geography and Environmental Resources, and other areas relevant to ecology.

Energy and Mineral Resources

The curriculum may include courses in geology, biological science, physical science areas other than geology, geography (GIS and cartography), environmental law, remote sensing, soil science, mining and civil engineering, computer science, and statistics.

Environmental Policy and Administration

The curriculum may include courses in environmental law, political science, geography, forestry, agribusiness economics, economics, anthropology, zoology, and statistics. Emphasis will be on the processes of public policy formulation and implementation.

Forestry, Agricultural, and Rural Land Resources

The curriculum may include courses in agribusiness economics; plant, soil, and general agriculture, animal science, geography, forestry, remote sensing and GIS, human dimensions of natural resource management, plant biology, zoology, and statistics. Emphasis will be on the processes of changing land uses of rural landscapes and the implications for the environment and adjacent land uses.

Geographic Information Systems, Remote Sensing and Environmental Modeling

Students may elect from several specializations within this concentration including Geoprocessing, Biometrics, Environmental modeling, and Geological Modeling.

Water Resources

The curriculum should include courses in Water policy and Planning and Hydrological Sciences.