Graduate Courses, Syllabi, and Curriculum
Below is the syllabus of the graduate course taught by SNRE. Other course syllabi are on the departmental or personal home pages of the professors teaching the courses. Most courses in the graduate curricula are taught in SNRE's partner departments.
EVR 5705: Natural Resources and Innovation Systems
EVR 5705 Spring 2018 Syllabus
(Only offered Spring Semester)
ALS 5932/FOR 6934: Seminar in Environmental Sociology
Environment and Society syllabus Fall 2018
Each graduate student must register for the IE Seminar, EVR 6933 (1 credit hour), for one semester and attend for an additional semester for no credit (it can be for 1 credit hour or as a unregistered student, meaning you just attend the seminar by checking in on the sign-in sheet). IE seminars from previous MS work do not count for students continuing in their PhD. Seminar schedule can be viewed here.
Interdisciplinary Ecology Curriculum
Students should refer to the requirements and a sample schedule for the Master's degree and Ph.D. degree.
Social-Ecological System depicting the potential scope of study for Interdisciplinary Ecology students. Mapping research interests within this framework will help identify appropriate coursework to enlarge and discipline your thinking. Click here to enlarge image.
Courses approved and available for credit in the Interdisciplinary Ecology degrees are listed below. If you want to take an elective course not on this preapproved list, please send a request and a copy of the course syllabus to the Director for review.
Warning: If you are on a UF assistantship or UF fellowship, you SHOULD NOT enroll in online courses (designated "WEB" on the ONE.UF) or off-book courses without first consulting with the Academic Coordinator. If you ask the department offering a course to register you individually for a course, you MUST ask them if it is an off-book course. Your assistantship or fellowship cannot pay the tuition for many of these courses.
Ecology course requirement
For the Master's or the Ph.D. degree, a graduate course in principles of ecology and one in ecology of a particular type of ecosystem are required. Once taken during the Master's degree, these requirements are satisfied for the purposes of the Ph.D. in Interdisciplinary Ecology. If you took a comprehensive Principles of Ecology course as an undergraduate, you may meet the two-course requirement by either taking one graduate-level Principles of Ecology course and one Ecology-Particular Systems course or taking two Particular System courses from the lists below. For a Ph.D. student, equivalent course work taken during Master's studies meets this requirement if approved by your Supervisory Committee.
Advice on selection of courses in the category Perspectives and Elaborations of Ecological Theory:
To gain a balanced knowledge of evolutionary and systems ecology, you should try to take one course each in general-population-community ecology and one in systems ecology. If you do not study systems ecology, you will miss much of the predictive power of ecological theory; for this purpose, EES 5305C, EES 6301, or PCB 5338 are recommended.
For help with questions concerning courses, contact our graduate staff member (firstname.lastname@example.org) to set up an appointment for a meeting.
The Graduate Catalog defines a concentration as a subprogram of courses offered within a graduate major. The School faculty established a concentration within the major to enable students to claim mastery of a traditional discipline in addition to the interdisciplinary major.
The concentration in the Interdisciplinary Ecology major comprises 6 credit hours for the master's (optional) or 12 credit hours for the doctorate (required). Note: 7979 and/or 7980 hours cannot count toward a concentration. Master's coursework cannot be applied to PhD concentration hours.
Concentrations are audited according to their departmental degree program codes or concentration codes and thus are formally identified on the student's transcript. When planning your program of study, be sure that the courses intended for the concentration are all in one department's curriculum or else in an Interdisciplinary Concentration approved by the Graduate School. The approved concentrations within the Interdisciplinary Ecology major are:
Agricultural and Biological Engineering
Agricultural Education and Communication
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Coastal and Oceanographic Engineering
Entomology and Nematology
Environmental Engineering Sciences
Family Youth and Community Sciences
Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences
Food and Resource Economics
Food Science and Human Nutrition
Forest Resources and Conservation
Foundations of Education
Health and Human Performance
Microbiology and Cell Science
Nuclear Engineering Sciences
Sociology - take SYD 6517 and one (MS) or three (PhD) others from this course list: Environmental Governance, Environmental Inequality and Justice, Population Migration and Environment, Design and Methods of Research in Latin American Studies, Sociology of Development in Latin America.
Soil and Water Science
Urban and Regional Planning
Veterinary Medical Sciences
Wildlife Ecology and Conservation
Concentrations that require additional hours
Climate Science (see Graduate Catalog and http://climateconcentration.program.ufl.edu/)
Geographical Information Systems (Interdisciplinary Concentration--see Graduate Catalog and http://web.uflib.ufl.edu/icgis/)
Hydrological Sciences (Interdisciplinary Concentration--see Graduate Catalog and http://hydrology.ufl.edu/)
Tropical Conservation and Development (15 credits required--see Graduate Catalog and http://uftcd.org/academics/certificate/)
Wetlands (Interdisciplinary Concentration, for PhD only--see Graduate Catalog and https://cfw.essie.ufl.edu/wetlands_certificate/)
Women's and Gender Studies (Interdisciplinary Concentration, for PhD only--see Graduate Catalog and http://wst.ufl.edu/graduate-studies/graduate-certificates/)
|ALS 5156||Agricultural Ecology Principles & Applications||3||Fall|
|PCB 5338||Principles of Ecosystem Ecology||3||Fall|