*This is a new program. When there is sufficient interest, we will offer the full program.
The Master of Science program in Sustainability and Marine Conservation is designed to provide a formal course of training and professional development in the marine sciences that will enable students to contribute to the sustainable management of marine resources. The outcomes for this degree program are as follows. The student will show learning by having the opportunity to:
- Identify local marine organisms.
- Describe how marine organisms interact with each other and their environment.
- Identify major biotic and abiotic factors that impact marine species.
- Explain the main principles of marine ecology.
- Explain how climate change is impacting oceans.
- Identify major conservation and environmental issues.
- Identify local conservation and environmental issues.
- Describe the main principles of marine conservation.
- Compare and contrast current conservation techniques.
- Explain why conservation is important.
- Explain how conservation impacts local and regional society.
- Use empirical data for the purpose of developing a thesis-driven paper which demonstrates critical and creative thinking based on relevant evidence and analytical reasoning.
|Class Code||Subject Area||Credits|
|Area I: Sustainability and Marine Conservation Requirements|
|GR 551||Marine Invertebrate Zoology and Coral Reef Biology||(5)|
|GR 552||Tropical Marine Ecology and Sustainable Marine Conservation||(5)|
|GR 553||Advancements in Sustainable Fisheries: Science, Policy, and the Blue Economy||(5)|
|GR 554||Aquatic Invasive Species||(5)|
|GR 555||Biological Oceanography and Biology of Phytoplankton||(5)|
|GR 556||Biology and Biodiversity of Marine Mammals||(5)|
|GR 557||Biodiversity of Marine Birds and Reptiles||(5)|
|GR 558||Applied Ecological and Population Modeling||(5)|
|GR 549||Applied System Design and Experience||(5)|
|GR 515||Research Methodology||(5)|
|Area I: Total Sustainability and Marine Conservation Requirements||(55)|
|Area II: Capstone|
|GR 590A||Graduate Capstone Project I||(2)|
|GR 590B||Graduate Capstone Project II||(3)|
|Total Credits Required for Graduation||(60)|