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Degree Programs


The Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science degree in Environmental Science is a strong, comprehensive degree program. Faculty campus-wide identified the subjects one should study to prepare to enter the environmental job market or to advance to a graduate degree program. 


The School offers a degree program sequence combining either the Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science degree in Environmental Science and the Master of Science in Interdisciplinary Ecology. 


The doctoral program is for graduate students who have had preliminary research experience in a master's program or as an advanced undergraduate. Students use their prior experience to identify research areas in which they excel and to refine the type of research questions or problems they want to develop as their signature intellectual endeavor. 


The thesis master's program combines formal course work with original research. The research experience changes the student from a passive learner to an active participant in the advancement of knowledge. The master's thesis involves developing the research question, planning, gathering original data, analysis, and synthesis. 


The non-thesis master's degree is limited to students who must forego the research experience because of unusual constraints. Typically these are students whose graduate study is financed by the military, an employer, or an embassy and with a strict time limit.


The faculties of the University of Florida College of Law and the School of Natural Resources and Environment have approved a joint degree program culminating in both a Juris Doctor degree, awarded by the College of Law, and a Master of Science or Doctor of Philosophy degree in Interdisciplinary Ecology, awarded by the School of Natural Resources and Environment.