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GRADUATE COURSES, SYLLABI, AND CURRICULUM

SNRE Graduate Student Guide

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Courses

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 Syllabus Spring 2020
EVR 5705 Syllabus Spring 2019
EVR 5705 Spring 2018 Syllabus
(Only offered Spring Semester)

EVR 6933: Interdisciplinary Ecology Seminar
EVR 6933 Syllabus Fall 2021
EVR 6933 Syllabus Spring 2021
EVR 6933 Syllabus Fall 2020

ALS 5932: Environment and Society
ALS 5932 Syllabus Fall 2021
ALS 5932 Syllabus Fall 2020
Environment and Society syllabus Fall 2018

ALS 5932: Conservation Clinic
Conservation Clinic Fall 2019
Conservation Clinic Fall 2017

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.

Each graduate IE student must register for the IE Seminar, EVR 6933 for 1 credit hour in a semester. SNRE requires you also to take the IE Seminar a second time, in another semester. For this second time of taking the IE Seminar, you can either: register for the seminar for 1 credit hour or attend the seminar (you do not register for it). The IE Seminar schedule can be found here.

Planning

MS and Ph.D. students working on their Individual Development Plan (IDP) are encouraged to access this CALS web site (https://cals.ufl.edu/current-students/studentresources/idp/). There you will find specific resources to help gain the skills in the IDP core competencies of Research Skills & Knowledge, Communication, Management and Leadership Skills, Effectiveness/Purpose, Professionalism, and Career Advancement.

SNRE Plan of Study Form-PhD

SNRE Plan of Study Form-Non Thesis

IE MS Non-thesis students need to have a minimum of 19 hours that are major courses/hours toward their degree (on IE curriculum website)

SNRE Plan of Study Form-MS

IE MS thesis students need to have a minimum of 15 hours that are major courses/hours toward their degree (on IE curriculum website)

Interdisciplinary Ecology Curriculum

Students should refer to the requirements and a sample schedule for the Master's degree and Ph.D. degree.

By the end of the second semester, a student should have formed a supervisory committee, and developed a Plan of Study

Courses approved and available for credit in the Interdisciplinary Ecology degrees are listed below. If you want to take a 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 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 the 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 the 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 6301 or PCB 5338 are recommended.

For help with questions concerning courses, contact our graduate staff member (kbray@ufl.edu) to set up an appointment for a meeting.

Standard Concentrations

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 Ph.D. 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
Agronomy
Anthropology
Architecture
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Botany
Business Administration
Chemistry
Civil Engineering
Coastal and Oceanographic Engineering
Economics
English
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, Fisheries, and Geomatics Sciences
Foundations of Education
Geography
Geological Sciences
Health and Human Performance
Horticultural Science
Landscape Architecture
Mathematics
Microbiology and Cell Science
Nuclear Engineering Sciences
Philosophy
Political Science
Religion
Sociology - take at least 9 credits in Environmental Sociology graduate seminars (by taking such courses as SYD 6517 - Core Issues in Environment and Society, SYD 6520 Environmental Governance, SYA 7933 Crime and Environment) and an additional 3 credits in a department seminar of the student’s choice.   
Soil and Water Science
Statistics
Urban and Regional Planning
Veterinary Medical Sciences
Wildlife Ecology and Conservation
Zoology

Concentrations that require additional hours

Certificates

From the UF Graduate School: “A Graduate Certificate program is a formal collection of courses that together form a coherent program of study offered through an academic unit. A Graduate Certificate is a recognition of the acquisition of knowledge and skills in a given field of study. A Graduate Certificate is an academic credential granted by the University of Florida. As such, all Graduate Certificates must follow the requirements of admission, successful completion of approved graduate-level coursework, application to receive the credential, and enrollment during the term in which the certificate is awarded and posted to the transcript.”

Additional information can be obtained from the academic unit offering the certificate. The full list of graduate certificates offered is here: http://graduateschool.ufl.edu/academics/graduate-certificates/

  • IE students are NOT ABLE TO APPLY OR OBTAIN a graduate certificate that has the same name as the major or concentration specified as part of the IE student's graduate degree program.
  • IE students are NOT ABLE TO APPLY OR OBTAIN a graduate minor/s, due to the nature of our interdisciplinary major.
  • More information can be found in the Graduate School’s Certificate Policy: http://graduateschool.ufl.edu/media/graduate-school/pdf-files/certificate-policy.pdf.

Principles of Ecology Courses

A Principles of Ecology graduate course is required for Master's and Ph.D programs. If previous course credit is approved by the director and determined to be equivalent to one of these classes, a course in Particular Perspective and Systems may be taken in place of this requirement.

NameTitleCreditsTerm
ALS 5156 Agricultural Ecology Principles & Applications 3 Fall
PCB 5338 Principles of Ecosystem Ecology 3 Fall

Particular Perspectives and Systems Ecology Courses

A Particular Perspectives and Systems Ecology graduate course and a Principles of Ecology course are required for Master and Ph.D. programs. If previous course credit is approved by the director and determined to be equivalent to a Principles of Ecology courses, two courses in Particular Perspective and Systems may be taken to fulfill this two-course requirement.

NameTitleCreditsTerm
FAS 5901 Scientific Thinking in Ecology 2 Fall

Perspectives and Elaborations of Ecological Theory

ANG 6086 Historical Ecology 3 Spring
LAS 6290/ANT 4930 Ethnoecology in Conservation 3 Spring
ALS 5155 Global Agroecosystems 3 Fall
ALS 6930 Graduate Seminar: Principles of Agroecology 3 Varies
EES 6007 Advanced Energy and Environment 3 Varies
EES 6301 Comparative Approaches in Systems Ecology 3 By Demand
ENY 6454 Behavioral Ecology and Systematics  3 Varies
FAS 5901 Scientific Thinking in Ecology 2 Fall
FAS 6176 Algae Biology and Ecology  3 Spring
FOR 5157 Ecosystem Restoration Principles and Practices 3 Spring
FOR 5159 Ecology and Restoration of Longleaf Pine Ecosystems 3 Spring
PCB 5046C Advanced Ecology 3 Fall, Odd Years
PCB 5338 Principles of Ecosystem Ecology 3 Fall
PCB 5415C Behavioral Ecology 4 Varies
PCB 6447C Community Ecology 4 Spring, Even Years
WIS 5555C Conservation Biology 3 Fall
WIS 6455 Wildlife Population Ecology 3 Spring
WIS 6468C Pattern and Process in Landscape Ecology 3  
ZOO 6927 Special Topics in Zoology: Macroecology 3 By Demand

Particular Ecological Systems and Sectors

AGR 5230C Florida Grassland Agroecosystems  3 Spring
BOT 5695 Ecosystems of Florida 3-4 Spring, Odd Years
EES 6301 Comparative Approaches in Systems Ecology 3 By Demand
EES 6307 Advanced Ecological Engineering  3 Varies
EES 6308C Wetland Ecology 3 Fall
EES 6318 Principles of Industrial Ecology 3 Fall
EES 6356 Estuarine Systems 3 Spring
ENV 6932 Special Problems in Environmental Engineering: Springs Ecosystems 3 By Demand
ENV 6932 Coastal Systems 3 Spring
ENY 6203 Insect Ecology 3 Fall
ENY 6203L Insect Ecology Laboratory 1 Fall
ENY 6206 Ecology of Vector-Borne Disease 2 Fall
ENY 6207 Ecology and Conservation of Pollinators 3 Spring
ENY 6905 Pollination Ecology 3 Varies
FAS 5276C Field Ecology of Aquatic Organisms 4 Summer
FAS 6154 Marine Adaptations: Invertebrate Physiology  3 Fall
FAS 6272 Marine Ecological Processes 3 By Demand
FAS 6905 Individual Study Variable Fall, Spring, Summer
FAS 6932 Estuarine Ecology 3 Fall
FAS 6932 Special Topics in Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences Variable Fall, Spring, Summer
FAS 6932 Special Topics in Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences: Plankton Ecology 3 By Demand
FAS 6932 Trophic Ecology of Fishes 3 Varies
FOR 6154 Analysis of Forest Ecosystems  3 Fall
GEO 6938 Application of GIS for Spatial Epidemiology and Disease Ecology Variable Varies
GEO 6938 GIS Disease Ecology 3 Varies
LAS 6290 Tropical Conservation and Development    
LAS 6938 Special Topics in Modern Latin American Studies: Ecological Principles for Development Professionals 3 By Demand
LAS 6938 Seminar in Modern Latin American Studies: Power and the Environment 3 Spring
NEM 6201 Nematode Ecology 3 Fall, Odd Years
PCB 5307C Limnology 3 Spring
PCB 5356 Tropical Ecology 3 Fall
PCB 6377C Physiological Ecology of Vertebrates 4 Fall
PCB 6496C Stream Ecology 4 Fall
PHC 6937 Environmental toxicology applications in public Health 3 Varies
PLS 6623 Invasion Ecology (formerly 'Weed Ecology') 3 Spring, Even Years
PLS 6626 Invasive Plant Ecology  3 Spring
SUR 6934 Drone Ecology 3 Varies
SWS 5050 Soils for Environmental Professionals 4 Fall, Spring
SWS 5235 South Florida Ecosystems 3 Summer
SWS 5305C Soil Microbial Ecology 3 Fall
SWS 5248 Wetlands and Water Quality 3 Fall
SWS 6323 Advanced Microbial Ecology 3 Spring
WIS 6444 Advanced Wetlands Ecology 4 Fall
WIS 6452 Wildlife Ecology 3 Fall, Odd Years
WIS 6934 Biodiversity: Patterns and Processes 3 Varies
WIS 6934 Couple Human/Wildlife Systems 3 Spring
WIS 6934 Ecological Dynamics and Forecasting 2 Fall
WIS 6934 Topics in Wildlife and Range Sciences: An Introduction to Tropical Ecology and Conservation 3 By Demand
WIS 6934 Riverine Ecology  3 Spring
WIS 6934 Topics in Wildlife and Range Sciences: Climate Change Ecology 3 By Demand
ZOO 6542 Nutrition Ecology 3 Varies

Earth System Analysis 

Natural Science Courses

Students are required to undertake advanced study of three domains of thought that are integral to interdisciplinary ecology: resource-related natural sciences, environment-oriented social sciences, and sustainability studies. This distribution requirement applies separately (iteratively, without double-counting) to the M.S. and Ph.D. programs. During the Ph.D. program, a new course must be taken in each of the three distribution areas: Natural Science, Social Science, and Sustainability Studies. A course from previous M.S. work may not be substituted. Choice of specific courses is custom-fitted by the student and Supervisory Committee to meet the student's needs while linking the three domains of thought to fundamental ecological theory. The remaining choices of electives are at the discretion of the student (with Committee approval) to follow interests or pursue a concentration. All the elective courses identified here are designated as courses in the major except for LAW courses (LAW courses do not automatically count for graduate credit and must be petitioned to the Graduate School for routine approval for graduate credit).


Ecosystem & Natural Resource Management

NameTitleCreditsTerm
AGR 6932 Agroecological Evaluation of Alternative Cropping Systems  3 Spring
ABE 5643C Biological Systems Modeling 3 Fall
ANG 5126 Zooarchaeology 3 Fall
ANG 6086 Historical Ecology 3 Spring
ANG 6930 Special Topics in Anthropology: Hunter-Gatherers 3 By Demand
AOM 6932 Special Topics in Agricultural Operations Management: Principles and Issues in Environmental Hydrology 3 By Demand
BOT 5655C Physiological Plant Ecology 3 Varies
BOT 5685C Tropical Botany 5 Summer
BOT 5695C Ecosystems of Florida 3-4 Spring, Odd Years
BOT 5725C Taxonomy of Vascular Plants 4 Spring, Odd Years
BOT 6935 Special Topics: Ecology and Natural History of the Tropics 1-4 By Demand
EES 5207 Environmental Chemistry 3 Fall, Spring
EES 6308C Wetland Ecology 3 Varies
EES 6356 Estuarine Systems 3 Varies
ENV 6441 Water Resources Planning and Management 3 Varies
ENV 6511 Biological Wastewater Treatment 3 Varies
ENV 6932 Special Problems in Environmental Engineering 1-4 By Demand
ENV 6935 Graduate Environmental Engineering Seminar: Adaptive Management 3 By Demand
ENY 5006 Graduate Survey of Entomology 3 Varies
ENY 5006 Principles of Entomology 3 Varies
ENY 5006L Principles of Entomology Lab 3 Varies
ENY 6166 Insect Classification 3 Varies
ENY 6203 Insect Ecology 3 Varies
ENY 6203L Insect Ecology Laboratory 3 Varies
FAS 5015 Aquaculture I 3 Fall
FAS 5407 Biology of Fishery and Aquaculture Invertebrates 3 Summer
FAS 6905 Individual Study Variable Fall, Spring, Summer
FAS 6932 Freshwater Ecology 3 Fall
FAS 6932 Global Change in Freshwater Ecosystems 3 Spring
FAS 6932 Special Topics in Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 3 By Demand
FNR 6564 Ecohydrology 3 Fall
FNR 6628 Watershed Restoration and Management 3 Fall
FOR 5159 Ecology and Restoration of Longleaf Pine Ecosystems 3 Varies
FOR 5756 Non-Timber Forest Products 3 By Demand
FOR 6154 Analysis of Forest Ecosystems 3 Varies
FOR 6170 Tropical Forestry 3 By Demand
FOR 6934 Topics in Forest Resources and Conservation 3 By Demand
GEO 6938 Geospatial Modeling 3 Fall, Spring
HOS 6932 Special Topics: Advanced Restoration Ecology 3 By Demand
LAA 6231 Landscape Architecture Theory 3 Varies
LAS 6290 The Amazon  3 Fall
LAS 6938 Seminar in Modern Latin American Studies: Ecological Principles for Development Professionals 3 By Demand
LEI 5255 Outdoor Recreation and Park Management 3 Varies
LEI 6557 Recreation Management/Development in Coastal Zone 3 Varies
MCB 5505 Virology 3 Spring
MCB 6670C The Microbiome 3 Varies
PCB 5065 Advanced Genetics 4 Fall
PCB 5307C Limnology 4 Varies
PCB 5338 Principles of Ecosystem Ecology 3 Varies
PCB 5356 Tropical Ecology 3 Varies
PCB 6675C Evolution Biogeography  3 Spring
PHC 6937 Special Topics in Public Health: Aquatic Systems and Environmental Health 3 Varies
PLS 6623 Weed Ecology 3 Varies
SWS 5050 Soils for Environmental Professionals 4 Fall, Spring
SWS 5115 Environmental Nutrient Management 3 Varies
SWS 5132 Tropical Soil Management 3 Varies
SWS 5235 South Florida Ecosystems 3 Varies
SWS 5247 Hydric Soils 2 Varies
SWS 5305C Soil Microbial Ecology 3 Varies
SWS 5308 Ecology of Waterborne Pathogens 3 Varies
SWS 5551 Soils, Water, and Public Health 3 Varies
SWS 6932 Topics in Soils: Sustainable Agriculture and Urban Land Management 1-4 Varies
SWS 6932 Topics in Soils: Forest and Soil Ecosystem Services 1-4 Varies
SWS 6932 Topics in Soils: Florida Lake Management 1-4 Varies
VME 6011 Aquatic Wildlife Health 3 Spring
VME 6602 General Toxicology 3 Varies
VME 6603 Advanced Toxicology 3 Varies
WIS 5323C Impact of Diseases on Wildlife Populations 3 Varies
WIS 5521 Plant-Animal Interactions 3 Even Years
WIS 6444 Advanced Wetlands Ecology 4 Varies
WIS 6452 Wildlife Ecology 3 Fall, Odd Years
WIS 6455 Wildlife Population Ecology 3 Spring
WIS 6466 Wildlife Population Modeling 3 Spring, Even Years
WIS 6468C Pattern and Process in Landscape Ecology 3 Next offering Fall 2023
WIS 6575 Mammalian Carnivores: Conservation and Management Issues 2 Spring, Odd Years
WIS 6934 Biology of Salamanders 2 Spring
WIS 6934 Large Mammal Ecology 3 Spring
WIS 6934 Topics in Wildlife and Range Sciences: Foundations of Wildlife Ecology: Theory and Application 3 Varies
WIS 6934 Topics in Wildlife and Range Sciences: Systematic Planning of Conservation Projects 3 Varies
WIS 6934 Topics in Wildlife and Range Sciences: Advanced Topics in Population Ecology 2 Varies
ZOO 6927 Special Topics in Zoology: Scales in Ecosystems 1-4 Varies
ZOO 6927 Special Topics in Zoology: Ecological Basis of Tropical Conservation 1-4 Varies
ZOO 6927 Special Topics in Zoology: Concepts of Adaptive Management 1-4 Varies

Natural Resource Conservation

FAS 5203C Biology of Fishes 4 Varies
FAS 5335C Applied Fisheries Statistics 3 Varies
FAS 6932 Special Topics in Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences: Fisheries Management and Ecology 4 Varies
FOR 5159 Ecology and Restoration of the Longleaf Pine Ecosystem 3 Varies
GEO 5305 Environmental Biogeography 3 Varies
GLY 5827 Ground Water Geology 3 Varies
SWS 5235 South Florida Ecosystems 3 Varies
SWS 6262 Soil Contamination & Remediation 3 Varies
SWS 6448 Biogeochemistry of Wetlands and Aquatic Systems 3 Varies
VME 6934 Topics in Veterinary Medical Sciences: Aquatic Animal Conservation Issues 3 Varies
WIS 5555C Conservation Biology 3 Fall
WIS 6452 Wildlife Ecology 3 Fall, Odd Years
WIS 6563 Wildlife Forensic Pathology
3 Spring
WIS 6934 Topics in Wildlife and Range Sciences: An Introduction to Tropical Ecology and Conservation 3 Varies
WIS 6934 Biodiversity: Patterns and Processes 3 Fall

Cultivated Natural Resources

AGR 5277C Tropical Crop Production 3 Varies
AGR 5444 Ecophysiology of Crop Plants 3 Varies
AGR 5511 Crop Ecology 3 Varies
AGR 6233 Tropical Grassland Agroecosystems 3 Varies
AGR 6422C Environmental Crop Nutrition 3 Varies
AGR 6932 Aquatic Weed Control  3 Varies
AGR 6932 Topics in Agronomy: Bioenergy Crops 1-3 Varies
ALS 5106 Food and the Environment 3 Varies
FNR 5335 Agroforestry 3 Varies
FOR 5161 Forest Productivity and Health 3 Varies
FOR 6170 Tropical Forestry 3 Varies
FOR 6340 Physiology of Forest Trees 3 Varies
GEO 5809 Geography of World Agriculture 3 Varies
PLS 6532C Integrated Weed Management 3 Fall
SWS 5805 Environmental Soil and Water Monitoring Techniques  3 Varies
WIS 6934 Topics in Wildlife and Range Sciences: Wildlife and Agriculture 3 Varies

Biophysical Systems & Processes

ABE 5646 Biological and Agricultural Systems Simulation 3 Varies
ABE 5663 Advanced Applied Microbial Biotechnology 3 Varies
ALS 6935 Topics in Biological Invasion 3 Spring
CHM 5224 Basic Principles for Organic Chemistry 3 Varies
CHM 5235 Organic Spectroscopy 3 Varies
CHM 5275 The Organic Chemistry of Polymers 2 Varies
CHM 6154 Chemical Separations 3 Varies
EES 5245 Water Quality Analysis 3 Varies
EES 6007 Advanced Energy and Environment 3 Varies
EES 6145 Environmental Meteorology and Oceanography 3 Varies
EES 6208 Principles of Water Chemistry I 3 Varies
EES 6225 Atmospheric Chemistry 3 Varies
EES 6405 Environmental Toxicology 3 Varies
ENV 6508 Wetland Hydrology 3 Varies
ENV 6932 Special Problems in Environmental Engineering: Stormwater Control Systems 1-4 Varies
FAS 6171 Applied Phycology 3 Varies
FAS 6256 Fish and Aquatic Invertebrate Histology 3 Spring
FAS 6514 Marine Adaptations: Env Physiology 3 Fall
FAS 6932 Special Topics in Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences: Fish and Water Quality 3 Varies
GEO 6255 Climatology 3 Varies
GEO 6938 Selected Topics in Geography: Fluvial Morphology 3 Varies
GEO 6938 Selected Topics in Geography: Land Cover Use: Land Change 3 Varies
GIS 5306 GIS Applications in Environmental Systems 3 Varies
GLY 5246 Geochemistry 3 Varies
GLY 6075 Global Climate Change: Past, Present, and Future 3 Varies
GMS 6108  Bacterial Physiology, Antibiotics, and Genetics Spring 
HOS 5711 Phytochemicals in Food & Health 2 Varies
MCB 6937 Special Topics in Microbiology 3 Varies
MET 5504 Weather and Forecasting 3 Fall
OCP 5293 Coastal Processes 3 Varies
OCP 6050 Physical Oceanography 3 Varies
PHC 6519 Zoonotic Diseases in Humans and Animals 3 Spring
PHC 6937 Environmental toxicology applications in Public Health 3 Varies
PLP 6621C Applied Population Genetic Analysis of Microbes 3 Spring, Even Years
SWS 5551 Soil, Water, and Public Health 3 Spring
SWS 5605C Environmental Soil Physics 3 Varies
SWS 5182 Earth System Analysis  3 Fall
SWS 6932 Topics in Soils: Environmental Biogeochemistry 3 Varies
WIS 6559 Contemporary Issues in Animal Protection 3 Summer
WIS 6934 Global Change Biology 3 Spring
ZOO 6927 Ai in Biology 3 Spring

Social Sciences Courses

Students are required to undertake advanced study of three domains of thought that are integral to interdisciplinary ecology: resource-related natural sciences, environment-oriented social sciences, and sustainability studies. This distribution requirement applies separately (iteratively, without double-counting) to the M.S. and Ph.D. programs. During the Ph.D. program, a new course must be taken in each of the three distribution areas: Natural Science, Social Science, and Sustainability Studies. A course from previous M.S. work may not be substituted. Choice of specific courses is custom-fitted by the student and Supervisory Committee to meet the student's needs while linking the three domains of thought to fundamental ecological theory. The remaining choices of electives are at the discretion of the student (with Committee approval) to follow interests or pursue a concentration. All the elective courses identified here are designated as courses in the major except for LAW courses (LAW courses do not automatically count for graduate credit and must be petitioned to the Graduate School for routine approval for graduate credit).

NameTitleCreditsTerm
FOR 5615 Forest Conservation and Management Policies and Issues 3 Varies
FOR 6934 Conservation Behavior for Practitioners 3 Spring
FOR 6934 Topics in Forest Resources and Conservation: Natural Resource Policy & Economics 3 Varies
FYC 6330 Theories of Community Development 3 Varies
LAS 6290 Tropical Conservation and Development 3 Varies
SYA 7933 Special Study in Sociology: Environmental Inequality and Justice 3 Varies
SYA 7933 Special Study in Sociology: Population, Migration, and Environment 3 Varies
SYD 6518 Core Issues in Environment and Resource Sociology 3 Varies
SYD 6520 Special Study in Sociology: Environmental Governance 3 Varies

Environmental Law

CCJ 5934/SYD 7933 Crime and Environment 3 Spring
LAW 6298 International Trade and Environment 3 Varies
LAW 6460 Florida Land Use Law 1 Varies
LAW 6460 Land Use Planning & Control 3-4 Varies
LAW 6465 Conservation Clinic 3 Varies
LAW 6470 Environmental Law 3 Varies
LAW 6472 Natural Resources Law 3 Varies
LAW 6474 Agricultural Law 3 Varies
LAW 6492 Water Law 2 Varies
LAW 6930 Wetlands and Watersheds 3 Varies
LAW 6930 Seminar in Techniques of Growth Management 2 Varies
LAW 6930 Seminar on Coastal Zone Management 2 Varies
LAW 6936 Environmental Justice Seminar 2 Varies
WIS 6557 International Wildlife Conservation Law, Policy and Ethics 3 Fall
WIS 6558 US Wildlife, Law and Policy 2 Fall
WIS 6561 Wildlife Crime Scene Processing 3 Spring

Environmental Planning

AFS 6905/ GEO 6938 People and Parks  3 Varies
ARC 6399 Advanced Topics in Urban Design 3 Varies
AEC 6300 Methodology of Planned Change 3 Fall
EES 6051 Advanced Environmental Planning and Design 3 Varies
ENV 6441 Water Resources Planning and Management 3 Varies
FAS 6355C Fisheries Management 4 Varies
FOR 6665 Landscape Planning for Ecotourism 3 Varies
FOR 6934 Managing Public Lands and Waters  3 Fall
GEO 5605 Advanced Urban Geography 3 Varies
SYD 6517 Core Issues in Environment and Society 3 Varies
SYD 6520 Environmental Governance 3 Varies
TTE 5006 Advanced Urban Transportation Planning 3 Varies
URP 6421 Environmental Impact Statements 3 Varies
URP 6716 Transportation Policy and Planning 3 Varies
WIS 6934 Stakeholder Engagement in Natural Resources 3 Fall
WIS 6934 Systematic Conservation Planning 3 Spring

Environmental Policy, Regulation, & Management

AEB 6933 Special Topics: Natural Resource and Environmental Policy 1-6 Varies
AEC 5073 Agriculture, Resources, People, and the Environment: A Global Perspective 3 Varies
AEC 6316 From America to Zimbabwe: An Overview of International Extension Systems 3 Varies
ANG 6273 Legal Anthropology 3 Varies
ANG 6274 Principles of Political Anthropology 3 Varies
BOT 6927/
LAW 6930
Advances in Botany: Comparative Forest Management & Policy 1-3 Varies
CPO 6795 Environmental Politics 3 Varies
CPO 6796 Water Politics 3 Varies
EES 5415 Environmental Health 3 Varies
ENV 5075 Environmental Policy 3 Varies
ENV 6932 Special Problems in Environmental Engineering: Adaptive Management: People and Policy 1-4 Varies
ENV 6932 Special Problems in Environmental Engineering: Global Environmental Policies and Institutions 1-4 Varies
ENV 6932 Special Problems in Environmental Engineering: Environmental Institutions and Regulations 1-4 Varies
ENV 6932 Special Problems in Environmental Engineering: Natural Resource and Environmental Policy 1-4 Varies
FAS 6176 Algae Biology and Ecology 3 Spring
FNR 6061 Conflict and Collaboration in Natural Resources 3 Summer
FNR 6669 Policy and Economics of Natural Resources 3 Spring
GEO 6938 Selected Topics in Geography: African Agriculture and Resources 3 Varies
GEO 6938 Selected Topics in Geography: Management of Protected Areas in Africa and the Americas 3 Varies
GEO 6938 Selected Topics in Geography: Community Conservation and Rural Development in Africa 3 Varies
INR 6039 International Political Economy 3 Varies
INR 6352 International Environmental Relations 3 Varies
LAA 6382 Ecological and Environmental Policy 3 Varies
LAS 6290 Knowledge, Governance and Land Use Dynamics in the Tropics 3 Varies
LAS 6291 Conservation and Development Skills: Policy Reform in Conservation and Sustainable Development 3 Varies
LAS 6291 Conservation and Development Skills: Communication and Leadership Skills for Development Practice 3 Varies
LAS 6291 Conservation and Development Skills: Conflict Management 3 Varies
MAN 6636 Global Strategic Management 2 Varies
PAD 6865 Development Administration 3 Varies
PHC 6313 Environmental Health Concepts in Public Health 3 Varies
PUP 6006 Policy Evaluation 3 Varies
PUP 6007 Policy Process 3 Varies
PUP 6009 Public Policy Analysis 3 Varies
PUP 6015 Comparative Policy Analysis 3 Varies
SWS 6932 Special Topics: Soil and Water Policy Analysis  3 Fall
SYD 6520 Environmental Governance 3 Fall
WIS 6468C Pattern and Process in Landscape Ecology 3 Spring
WIS 6544 Administration in Natural Resources 3 Spring

Environmental Education

AGG 5607 Communicating in Academia 3 Spring
EDF 6017 Writing for Academic Purposes 3 Varies
EDF 6215 Educational Psychology: Learning Theory 3 Varies
EDG 6305 Teaching and Learning 3 Spring
FNR 5072C Environmental Education Program Development 3 Varies
FOR 6005 Conservation Behavior 3 Varies
FOR 6934 Communicating Natural Resources for the Public 3 Spring
LAS 6555 Conservation Clinic 2-3 Varies
MMC 6409 Science/Health Communication 3 Varies
WIS 6525 Environmental Interpretation 3 Fall, Even Years
WIS 6578 Human Dimensions of Biological Conservation 3 Fall, Odd Years
WIS 6934 Writing Science 3 Spring

Ecological & Resource Economics

AEB 5167 Economic Analysis in Small Farm Livelihood Systems 3 Varies
AEB 6413 Ecological Economics: Theory and Applications 3 Varies
AEB 6453 Natural Resource and Environmental Economics 3 Varies
AEB 6483 Seminar in Natural Resource and Environmental Economics 3 Varies
AEB 6933 Special Topics: International Humanitarian Assistance 1-6 Varies
AEB 7453 Natural Resources and Environmental Economics 3 Fall
EES 6009 Ecological Economics 3 Varies
FAS 6932 Fisheries and Aquaculture: An Economics Perspective  3 Fall
FOR 6543 Natural Resource Economics and Valuation 3 Varies
LAS 6291 Conservation and Development Skills: Facilitation Skills 3 Spring
LAS 6291 Conservation and Development Skills: Fundraising for TCD Professionals 3 Spring
LAS 6938 Seminar in Modern Latin American Studies: Economic Development in Latin America 3 Varies
LAS 6938 Seminar in Modern Latin American Studies: Foundations of Economic Analysis for Sustainable Development 3 Varies
LAS 6938 Seminar in Modern Latin American Studies: Infrastructure, Environment, and Society 3 Fall

Philosophy & Ethics

FAS 5901 Scientific Thinking in Ecology 2 Varies
FOR 6934 Special Topics: Ethics of Sustainability 3 Varies
PHI 5405 Philosophy of Science 3 Varies
PHI 5425 Philosophy of Social Science 3 Varies
PHI 5665 Ethical Theory 3 Varies
REL 5195 Topics in Religion and Society: Religion, Ethics, and Nature 3 Varies
REL 5195 Topics in Religion and Society: Values and Practice 3 Varies
REL 6185 Topics in Religion and Society: Religion, Nature, and Society 3 Varies
REL 6167 Radical Environmentalism 3 Varies
WIS 6934 Topics in Wildlife and Range Sciences: Philosophical Basis of Biodiversity Loss 3 Varies

Risk & Cost-Benefit Analysis

ABE 6933 Decision and Risk Analysis 3 Summer
AEB 6182 Agricultural Risk Analysis and Decision Making 3 Varies
AEB 6183 Agribusiness Risk Management 3 Fall

Rural Sociology

AEC 6300 Methodology of Planned Change 3 Varies
AEC 6512 Program Development in Extension Education 3 Varies
AEC 6552 Evaluating Programs in Extension Education 3 Varies

Anthropology, Sociology, & Psychology

ALS 5932 Environment and Society
3 Varies
ALS 5932 Conservation Clinic    
ANG 5266 Economic Anthropology 3 Varies
ANG 5354 Anthropology of Modern Africa 3 Varies
ANG 5531 Culture and Nutrition 3 Varies
ANG 5700 Applied Anthropology 3 Varies
ANG 6086 Historical Ecology 3 Varies
ANG 6110 Archaeological Theory 3 Varies
ANG 6286 Seminar in Contemporary Theory: The Politics of Nature 3 Varies
ANG 6930 Special Topics in Anthropology: Health, Contamination, and Culture 3 Varies
ANG 6930 Special Topics in Anthropology: Hunter-Gatherers 3 Varies
BSC 6038 Broader Impacts of Science on Society    
FYC 6422 Policy Issues and Case Studies in Nonprofit Organizations 3 Varies
FYC 6620 Program Planning and Evaluation for Human Service Delivery 3 Varies
FYC 6932 Topics in Family, Youth, and Community Sciences: Community Organizing & Practice 2 Varies
GEO 6495 Environment and Behavior 3 Varies
GEO 6558 Geography of Inequality in Africa 3 Varies
GEO 6931 Seminar in Cultural and Political Ecology 3 Varies
LAS 6938 Seminar in Modern Latin American Studies: Anthropology of Development in Latin America 3 Varies
LAS 6938 Seminar in Modern Latin American Studies: Human Rights in Latin America 3 Varies
LEI 6108 Contemporary Theories of Recreation and Leisure 3 Varies
LEI 6325 Global Ecotourism and Sustainable Development 3 Varies
LEI 6834 Ecotourism 3 Varies
LEI 6895 Tourism Theory and Concepts 3 Varies
SYD 6636 Latin American Development 3 Varies
WST 6935 Special Topics in Women's Studies: Gender, Development, and Globalization 3 Varies

Environmental Context: History & Culture

ALS 5932 Seminar in Environment and Society 3 Varies
ANG 5164 The Inca and Their Ancestors 3 Varies
ANG 5255 Rural Peoples in the Modern World 3 Varies
ANG 5310 The North American Indian 3 Varies
ANG 5323 Peoples of Mexico and Central America 3 Varies
ANG 5330 The Tribal People of Lowland South America 3 Varies
ANG 5331 Peoples of the Andes 3 Varies
ANG 5336 The Peoples of Brazil 3 Varies
ANG 5352 Peoples of Africa 3 Varies
ANG 6930 Special Topics in Anthropology: Plants and Culture 3 Varies
LAH 5607 History of Amazonia 3 Varies
LAH 5934 Topics in Latin American History: History of Nature in the Americas 3 Varies
WIS 6576 Human and Wildlife Conflict 3 Summer
WIS 6934 Coupled Human and Wildlife Systems 3 Spring
WIS 6934 Human/Natural Systems 3 Spring

Sustainability Studies Courses

Students are required to undertake advanced study of three domains of thought that are integral to interdisciplinary ecology: resource-related natural sciences, environment-oriented social sciences, and sustainability studies. This distribution requirement applies separately (iteratively, without double-counting) to the M.S. and Ph.D. programs. During the Ph.D. program, a new course must be taken in each of the three distribution areas: Natural Science, Social Science, and Sustainability Studies. A course from previous M.S. work may not be substituted. Choice of specific courses is custom-fitted by the student and Supervisory Committee to meet the student's needs while linking the three domains of thought to fundamental ecological theory. The remaining choices of electives are at the discretion of the student (with Committee approval) to follow interests or pursue a concentration. All the elective courses identified here are designated as courses in the major except for LAW courses (LAW courses do not automatically count for graduate credit and must be petitioned to the Graduate School for routine approval for graduate credit).

NameTitleCreditsTerm

Sustainable Development

ABE 5643C Biological Systems Modeling 3 Varies
ABE 5707C Agricultural Waste Management 3 Varies
AEB 5167 Economic Analysis in Small Farm Livelihood Systems 3 Varies
AEB 6453 Natural Resource and Environmental Economics 4 Varies
AEB 6933 Special Topics: Ecological Economics 3 Varies
AEB 6933 Special Topics: Economic Development of Latin America 3 Varies
AEC 5074 Agriculture, Resources, People, and the Environment: A Global Perspective 3 Varies
AEC 6512 Program Development in Extension Education 3 Varies
AEC 6540 Agricultural and Natural Resources Communications Theory and Strategies 3 Varies
AGR 6932 Topics in Agronomy: Agricultural and Environmental Sustainability 3 Varies
AGR 6932 Topics in Agronomy: Sustainable Agriculture System Analysis 3 Varies
ALS 5106 Food and the Environment 3 Varies
AOM 6932 Special Topics in Agricultural Operations Management: Principles and Issues in Environmental Hydrology 3 Varies
ANG 5266 Economic Anthropology 3 Varies
ANG 5303 Women & Development 3 Varies
ANG 5702 Anthropology and Development 3 Varies
ANG 6930 Special Topics in Anthropology: Anthropology and the New Economy 3 Varies
ARC 6391 Architecture, Energy, and Ecology 3 Varies
ARC 6934 European Approach to Sustainable Design 3 Varies
BCN 6580 High-Performance Green Building Delivery Systems 3 Varies
BCN 6585 Sustainable Construction 3 Varies
BCN 6586 Construction Ecology and Metabolism 3 Varies
BCN 6641 Construction Value Engineering 3 Varies
EES 5307 Ecological Engineering 3 Varies
EES 6007 Advanced Energy and Environment 3 Varies
EES 6009 Ecological Economics 2 Varies
EES 6051 Advanced Environmental Planning and Design 3 Varies
EML 5455 Clean Combustion Technology 2 Varies
ENV 6441 Water Resources Planning and Management 3 Varies
ENV 6932 Special Problems in Environmental Engineering: Restoration Planning 3 Varies
ENV 6932 Special Problems in Environmental Engineering: Adaptive Management: Water and Watershed Systems 3 Varies
ENV 6932 Special Problems in Environmental Engineering: Green Engineering Design and Sustainability 3 Varies
EVR 5705 Special Topics: Natural Resources and Innovation Systems 3 Spring
FAS 5015 Aquaculture 3 Fall
FAS 6355C Fisheries Management 4 Fall, Odd Years
FAS 6932 Fisheries and Aquaculture: An Economics Perspective 3 Fall
FAS 6932 Marine Protected Areas 3 Fall
FAS 6932 Management of Exploited Populations 3 Spring
FNR 6668 Natural Resources in a Changing Climate
3 Spring
FOR 5615 Forest Conservation and Management Policies and Issues 3 Varies
FOR 5625 Forest Water Resources Management  3 Varies
FOR 5626 Forest Resource Management 3 Varies
FOR 6170 Tropical Forestry 3 Varies
FOR 6628/LAS 6290 Community Forest Management 3 Varies
FOR 6934 Topics in Forest Resources and Conservation: Education for Sustainability 3 Varies
FOR 6934 Topics in Forest Resources and Conservation: Field Skills for Forest Conservation 3 Varies
FOR 6934 Natural Resources in a Changing Climate 3 Spring
FYC 6302 Sustainable Community Development 3 Varies
GEA 6419 Seminar: South America 3 Varies
GEA 6466 Seminar on Geography of Amazonia 3 Varies
GEA 6468 Resource Utilization and Conservation in Latin America 3 Varies
GEB 6930 Special Topics: Competitive Strategies in Sustainability 3 Varies
GEO 6495 Environment and Behavior 3 Varies
GEO 6938 Selected Topics in Geography: Community Conservation and Rural Development in Africa 3 Varies
GEO 6938 Selected Topics in Geography: Economic Principles and Tools for Conservation Managers in the Tropics 3 Varies
GEO 6938 Selected Topics in Geography: Land Use Land Cover Change 3 Varies
GEO 6938 Selected Topics in Geography: Management of Protected Areas in Africa and the Americas 3 Varies
GEO 6938 Selected Topics in Geography: Managing for Climate Change Variable Fall
GEO 6938 Selected Topics in Geography: People and Parks 3 Fall
GEO 6938 Selected Topics in Geography: Community Conservation and Rural Development in Africa 3 Varies
GLY 6075 Global Climate Change: Past, Present, and Future 3 Varies
ICM 6680 Principles of International Sustainable Construction 3 Varies
INR 6039 International Political Economy 3 Varies
LAS 6290 Tropical Conservation and Development 3 Varies
LAS 6290 Tropical Conservation and Development, The Amazon 3 Fall
LAS 6291 Conservation and Development Skills: Impact of Conservation and Development Policy 3 Varies
LAS 6291 Conservation and Development Skills: Policy Reform in Conservation and Sustainable Development 3 Varies
LAS 6555 Conservation Clinic 2-3 Varies
LAS 6905 Individual Work Variable Fall, Spring, Summer
LAS 6938 Seminar in Modern Latin American Studies: Amazon Seminar 3 Varies
LAS 6938 Seminar in Modern Latin American Studies: Tropical Resource 3 Varies
LAS 6938/AFS 6905 Foundations of Economics for Sustainable Development 3 Varies
LAS 6938/ANG 6930 Special Topics: Anthropology of Development in Latin America 3 Varies
LAS 6940 Tropical Conservation and Development Practicum: Sustainable Development Practice 3 Varies
LAW 6465 Conservation Clinic 2-3 Varies
LAW 6936 Environmental Justice Seminar 3 Varies
LEI 6325 Global Ecotourism and Sustainable Development 3 Varies
LEI 6834 Ecotourism 3 Varies
MAN 6930 Special Topics: Sustainability Issues in a Global Business Environment 3 Varies
PLP 6701 Impact through Networks 2 Fall, Odd Years
SUR 6427 Land Tenure and Administration 3 Varies
SWS 5246 Water Resource Sustainability 3 Varies
SWS 6209 Urban Soil and Water Systems  3 Varies
SWS 6932 Topics in Soils: Agricultural and Environmental Sustainability 3 Varies
SYD 6636 Latin American Development 3 Varies
URP 6042 Urban Economy 3 Varies
URP 6131 Growth Management Powers I 3 Varies
URP 6132 Growth Management Seminar 3 Varies
URP 6421 Environmental Impact Statements 3 Varies
URP 6428 Advanced Environmental Planning 3 Varies
URP 6526 Health and the Built Environment 3 Varies
URP 6541 Economic Development Planning 3 Varies
URP 6542 Urban Land Economics 3 Varies
SYA 6518 Core Issues in Environmental and Resource Sociology 3 Spring
SYD 6520 Environmental Governance 3 Fall
WIS 6934 Topics in Wildlife and Range Sciences: Decision Analysis in Wildlife Conservation 3 Varies
WIS 6934 Topics in Wildlife and Range Sciences: Conservation Planning 3 Fall
WIS 6934 Topics in Wildlife and Range Sciences: Wildlife and Agriculture 3 Varies
WIS 6934 Topics in Wildlife and Range Sciences: Systematic Planning of Conservation Projects 3 Varies
WIS 6934 Topics in Wildlife and Range Sciences: Resilience and Sustainability 3 Varies
WIS 6934 Topics in Wildlife Ecology and Conservation, Management Exploit. Pop. 3 Fall
WIS 6934 Topics in Wildlife Ecology and Conservation, Wildlife Tracks and Sign 3 Fall

Human Ecology

ALS 5932 Special Topics: Ethnoecology 3 Varies
ANG 6930 Special Topics in Anthropology: Plants and Culture 3 Varies
EES 6318 Principles of Industrial Ecology 3 Varies
GEO 6938 Selected Topics in Geography: Land Use Land Cover Change 3 Varies
LAS 6290/ANT 6930 Ethnoecology  3 Varies
LAS 6938 Masculinities, Gender, Environment 3 Spring
WST 6935 Special Topics in Women's Studies: Gender, Development, and Globalization 3 Varies

Health & Toxicology

EES 5415 Environmental Health 3 Varies
EES 6405 Environmental Toxicology 3 Varies
ENV 5105 Foundations of Air Pollution 3 Varies
ENV 6215/6215L Health Physics/Laboratory 3 Varies
PHC 6001 Principles of Epidemiology in Public Health 3 Varies
PHC 6313 Environmental Health Concepts in Public Health 3 Varies
PHC 6410 Psychological, Behavioral, and Social Issues in Public Health 3 Varies
PHC 6937 Special Topics in Public Health: International Health 3 Varies
PHC 6937 Special Topics in Public Health: Zoonotic Diseases in Humans and Animals 3 Varies
SWS 5551 Soils, Water, and Public Health 3 Varies
VME 6011 Aquatic Wildlife Health 3 Spring
VME 6602 General Toxicology 3 Varies
VME 6605 Toxic Substances 3 Varies
VME 6606 Ecological Risk Assessment 3 Varies
VME 6607 Human Health Risk Assessment 4 Varies

Leadership Development

AEC 5454 Leadership Development for Extension and Community Nonprofit Organizations 3 Varies
AEC 6300 Methodology of Planned Change 3 Varies
FOR 6934 Topics in Forest Resources and Conservation: Education for Sustainability 3 Varies
LAS 6291 Conservation and Development Skills: Conflict and Collaboration Management 3 Varies
LAS 6291 Conservation and Development Skills: Conservation Entrepreneurship 3 Varies
LAS 6291 Conservation and Development Skills: Facilitation Skills for Management 3 Varies
POS 6157 Community Analysis 3 Varies

Ecological Design Practicum

ALS 5932 Conservation Clinic 3 Fall, Spring
ARC 6391 Architecture, Energy, and Ecology 3 Varies
DCP 6931 Special Topics in Design, Construction, and Planning 6 Varies
FOR 5157 Ecosystem Restoration Principles and Practice 3 Fall
FOR 5159 Ecology and Restoration of Longleaf Pine Ecosystems 3 Spring
PLS 5632 Integrated Weed Management 3 Fall
URP 6341 Urban Planning Project: Advanced Landscape Architectural Design 1-4 Varies
URP 6429 Natural Resources Planning and Management 3 Varies
WIS 6934 Ecological Dynamics and Forecasting
2 Fall

Current On Campus CoursesEarth System Analysis 

Research and Design Methods Courses

The following courses are pre-approved as fulfilling the Research Design and Methods requirements of the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees. This list is indicative, not exhaustive. If you find other methodology courses that you and your Supervisory Committee consider appropriate for your program of study, please submit a request for approval to the Director of Academic Programs. 
Recommendation: Consider whether you need a research design course (consult with your advisor and supervisory committee). If so, take this course before taking statistics or another methods course.

NameTitleCreditsTerm

Research Strategy & Design

ABE 5936 Writing Grant Proposals for Scholarships and Fellowships  2 Fall
ABE 6933 Agent-Based Modeling for Biological Systems 3 Summer
ALS 6046 Grant Writing 2 Varies
ANG 5485 Research Design in Anthropology 3 Varies
ANG 6091 Research Strategies in Anthropology 3 Varies
AEC 6767 Research Strategies in Agricultural Education and Communication 3 Varies
BOT 6935 Grant Writing 2 Spring
ENV 6932 Special Problems: Solid Waste  System Design 3 Spring
FNR 5608 Research Planning 3 Varies
FOR 6934 Visualization/Era Big Ecological Data 3 Varies
FYC 6221 Grant Proposals for Community-Based Organizations 3 Varies
FYC 6800 Scientific Reasoning and Research Design 3 Varies
GEO 6938 GIS Programming 3 Fall
GEO 6938 Geospatial Modeling 3 Fall, Spring
GIS 5038C Remote Sensing 4 Fall
GIS 6116 Geospatial/GIS Analysis 3 Spring
LAS 6291 Qualitative Data Analysis 3 Fall
LAS 6293 Design and Methods of Research in Latin American Studies 3 Varies
LAS 6938 Seminar in Modern Latin American Studies: Design and Methods Practice 3 Spring
SWS 5182 Earth System Analysis  3 Fall
SWS 6323 Advanced Microbial Ecology 3 Varies
SWS 6932 Modeling and Land Biogeochemistry 3 Spring
SYA 7933 Special Study: Research Design 3 Spring
WIS 5496 Research Design in Wildlife Ecology 3 Fall
ZOO 6927 Grant Writing Seminar 2 Spring
ZOO 6927 Special Topics in Zoology: Quantitative Methods & Ecological Inference 3 Varies

Research Methods

ABE 5643C Biological Systems Modeling 3 Varies
ABE 5646 Biological and Agricultural Systems Simulation 3 Varies
AEB 5167 Economic Analysis in Small Farm Livelihood Systems 3 Varies
AEB 6106 Microeconomic Principles and Analysis 3 Varies
AEB 6182 Agricultural Risk Analysis and Decision Making 3 Varies
AEB 6553 Elements of Econometrics 3 Varies
AEB 6571 Econometric Methods I 3 Varies
AEB 6817 Survey Research Methods for Economists 3 Varies
AEB 6933 Special Topics: Ecological Economics 3 Varies
AEB 6933 Special Topics: Stoch Modeling Ecological Hydrology 3 Fall
AEC 6552 Evaluating Programs in Extension Education 3 Varies
ALS 5032 Teaching in Colleges of Agricultural and Life Sciences 3 Varies
ALS 5932 Special Topics: Ecological Statistics and Design 3 Varies
ANG 6930 Special Topics in Anthropology: Anthropology, GIS, and Human Ecosystems 3 Varies
AOM 5431 GIS and Remote Sensing in Agriculture & Natural Resources 3 Varies
BOT 6935 Computational tools in research biology 3 Fall
BSC 6438 R for Functional Genomics  3 Varies
EDF 6475 Qualitative Foundations of Educational Research 4 Varies
EDF 7483 Qualitative Data Collection: Approaches and Techniques 3 Varies
EES 5245 Water Quality Analysis 3 Varies
ENV 6932 Special Problems in Environmental Engineering: Field Methods in Adaptive Management 3 Varies
FAS 5335C Applied Fisheries Statistics 4 Varies
FAS 6337C Fish Population Dynamics 4 Varies
FAS 6339C Advanced Quantitative Fisheries Assessment 4 Spring
FAS 6416 Spatial Ecology and Modeling of Fish Populations 2 Spring
FNR 5072C Environmental Education Program Development 3 Varies
FNR 6560 Intro to Bayesian Statistics for Life Sciences 3 Spring
FOR 5435 Forest Information Systems 3 Varies
FOR 6156 Simulation Analysis of Forest Ecosystems 3 Varies
FOR 6172C Tropical Forestry Field Course 2 Varies
FOR 6543 Natural Resource Economics and Valuation 3 Varies
FOR 6934 Introduction to Bayesian Statistics in Environmental and Agricultural Sciences 3 Varies
FOR 6934 Introduction to R Programming 2 Varies
FOR 6934 Social Science Research Methods in Natural Resources 3 Fall
FOR 6934 Topics in Forest Resources and Conservation: Field Skills for Forest Conservation 3 Varies
FOR 6943 Topics in Forest Resources and Conservation: Forest Biometrics 3 Varies
FYC 6802 Advanced Research Methods for Family, Youth, and Community Sciences 3 Varies
GIS 5009C Advanced Cartography 3 Varies
GIS 5028C Advanced Aerial Photo Interpretation 3 Varies
GIS 5107C Geographic Information Systems in Research 4 Varies
GIS 5306 GIS Applications in Environmental Systems 3 Varies
GMS 6231 Genomics and Bioinformatics 3 Spring
HLP 6535 Research Methods in Health and Human Performance 3 Fall, Spring, Summer
LAA 5331 Site Design Methodologies 3 Varies
LAS 6291 Conservation and Development Skills 3 Varies
LAS 6291 Communication and Leadership Skills for Development Practice 3 Varies
LAS 6292 Data Collection and Management 3 Varies
LAS 6292 Tropical Conservation and Development Research Methods 3 Varies
LAS 6938 Seminar in Modern Latin American Studies: Introduction to the Analysis of Latin American Data 3 Varies
MET 6752 Spatial Analysis of Atmospheric Data Using GIS 3 Varies
MMC 6421 Research Methods in Mass Communication 3 Varies
PHC 6000 Epidemiology Methods I 3 Varies
PHC 6011 Epidemiology Methods II 3 Varies
PHC 6050 Statistical Methods for Health Sciences Research I 3 Spring
PHC 6050C Biostatistical Methods I 3 Varies
PHC 6052 Introduction to Biostatistical Methods 3 Fall, Summer
PHC 6102 Introduction to Public Health Administrative Systems 3 Varies
PHC 6146 Public Health Program Planning and Evaluation 3 Varies
PHC 6251 Assessment and Surveillance in Public Health 3 Varies
PHC 6700 Social and Behavioral Research Methods 3 Varies
POS 6157 Community Analysis 3 Varies
POS 6757 Survey Research 3 Varies
SCE 6045 Environmental Education Methods and Materials 3 Varies
STA 5106 Computer Programs in Statistical Analysis 1 Varies
STA 5223 Applied Sample Survey Methods 3 Varies
STA 5325 Fundamentals of Probability 3 Varies
STA 5507 Applied Nonparametric Methods 3 Varies
STA 5701 Applied Multivariate Methods 3 Varies
STA 6126 Statistical Methods in Social Research I 3 Varies
STA 6093 (formerly was ALS 5932) Introduction to Applied Statistics 3 Varies
STA 6127 Statistical Methods in Social Research II 3 Varies
STA 6166 Statistical Methods in Research I 3 Varies
STA 6167 Statistical Methods in Research II 3 Varies
STA 6176 Introduction to Biostatistics 3 Varies
STA 6178 Genetic Data Analysis 3 Varies
STA 6209 Design and Analysis of Experiments 3 Varies
STA 6226 Sampling Theory and Application 3 Varies
STA 6526 Nonparametric Statistics 3 Varies
STA 6934 Special Topics in Statistics: Statistical Ecology 3 Varies
SUR 5365 Digital Mapping 3 Varies
SUR 5385 Remote Sensing Applications 3 Varies
SUR 5386 Image Processing for Remote Sensing 3 Spring
SUR 5425 Cadastral Information Systems 3 Varies
SUR 5525 Least Squares Adjustment Computations 3 Varies
SUR 6375 Terrain Analysis and Mapping 3 Varies
SUR 6934 GIS Fundamentals 3 Fall
SWS 5424C Soil Chemical Analysis 3 Varies
SWS 5721C GIS in Land Resource Management 3 Varies
SWS 6373 Techniques in Microbial Ecology 3 Varies
SWS 6722 Soil-Landscape Modeling 3 Varies
SWS 6905 Genomic Methods 3 Varies
SYA 6315 Qualitative Research Methods 3 Fall
SYA 6407 Quantitative Research Methods 3 Varies
SYA 7933 Special Study: Intro to Quantitative Methods 3 Fall
URP 6231 Quantitative Data Analysis for Planners 3 Varies
URP 6270 Introduction to Planning Information Systems 3 Varies
URP 6271 Planning Information Systems 3 Varies
URP 6272 Urban Spatial Analysis 3 Varies
URP 6274 GPS for Planners: Introduction to Global Positioning System 1 Varies
URP 6275 Spatial Database Design and Development 3 Varies
URP 6905 Exploration and Directed Study: Image Processing 3 Varies
VME 6607 Human Health Risk Assessment 4 Varies
WIS 6468C Pattern and Process in Landscape Ecology 3 Spring
WIS 6934 Topics in Wildlife and Range Sciences: Biometry 3 Varies
WIS 6934 Topics in Wildlife and Range Sciences: Data Carpentry 3 Fall
WIS 6934 Topics in Wildlife and Range Sciences: Multivariate Statistics in Life Sciences 3 Varies
WIS 6934 Species Distribution Modeling 2 Spring
WIS 6934 Ecological Dynamics and Forecasting
2 Fall
WIS 6934 Quantitative Wildlife Ecology 3 Fall
WIS 6934 Introduction to the Quantitative Analysis of Wildlife Populations 3 Spring
ZOO 6308 Dynamic Optimization Modeling in Behavioral and Evolutionary Ecology 3 Varies
ZOO 6927 Special Topics in Zoology: Statistical Principles for the Biological Sciences 3 Spring, Odd Years
ZOO 6927 Special Topics in Zoology: Quantitative Methods in Ecology 3 Varies
ZOO 6927 Special Topics in Zoology: Ecological Modeling of Data 4 Varies
ZOO 6927 Natural History Museum Methods 2 Varies
ZOO 6927 Ecological Niche Modeling Variable Varies
ZOO 6927 Data and Analysis in Natural Sciences 3 Fall
ZOO 6927 Computational Tools for Research 3 Varies
ZOO 6927 Statistical Ecology 3 Spring

Elective Courses

NameTitleCreditsTerm
AEC 6905 Problems in Ag and Extension Education Variable Fall, Spring, Summer
ALS 6166 Exotic Species and Biosecurity Issues 3 Fall
ALS 6942 Principles of Plant Pest Risk Assessment and Management 3 Spring
ANG 5420 Social Network Analysis 3 Fall
ANG 6592 Seminar in Molecular Anthropology 3 Fall
ANG 6905 Current Issues in Anthropology Variable Varies
ARH 6895 Collections Management Seminar Variable Varies
FOR 6934 Introduction to Bayesian Statistics in Environmental and Agricultural Sciences 3 Varies
LEI 7904 Advanced Readings Variable Fall
LEI 7933 Advanced Special Topics in Recreation, Parks, and Tourism: Grant Writing 3 Fall
PCB 6049 Seminar in Ecology 1 Spring
SWS 6932 Wetlands Seminar 1 Fall, Spring
SYA 7933 Special Study: Professional Development Seminar 3 Fall
WIS 6905 Research Problems Variable Fall, Spring, Summer
WIS 6934 Stakeholder Engagement in Natural Resources 3 Fall
WIS 6934 Writing Science 3 Spring
ZOO 6927 Biodiversity Theory 1 Spring