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School of Natural Resources and Environment

School of Natural Resources and Environment

Graduate Courses and Syllabi

**Please note that this curriculum was instated in Fall 2023. SNRE graduate students who matriculated before the Fall 2023 semester will continue to use the former curriculum, which can be viewed here.

For information on Plans of Study and Individual Development Plans, which help students plan out their coursework, please see our Forms and Planning webpage.

Core Courses

SNRE graduate students are required to complete at least one course (3 credits) in each of SNRE's five core course areas.

  • Principles of Ecology Courses

    The Interdisciplinary Ecology graduate programs requires at least one course from this approved list of Principles of Ecology courses for MS and PhD students. Core courses in this track enable students to gain a foundational understanding of ecological concepts or to explore the ecology of organisms, populations, and communities more deeply, and/or ecosystems.

     
    Number Title Credits Term
    ALS 5155 Global Agroecosystems 3 Fall
    ALS 5156 Agricultural Ecology Principles & Applications 3 Fall
    BOT 5695 Ecosystems of Florida    
    ENY 6454 Behavioral Ecology and Systematics 3 Spring
    ENY 6203 Insect Ecology 3 Fall
    FAS 5276C Field Ecology of Aquatic Organisms 4 Summer
    FAS 6176 Algae Biology & Ecology 3 Spring
    FAS 6272 Marine Ecological Processes 3 Fall
    FAS 5407 Biology and Ecology of Fisheries & Aquaculture Invertebrates 3 Summer
    FAS 6273 Trophic Ecology of Fishes 3 Spring
    FOR 6155 Forest Ecosystem Resilience 3 Fall
    FOR 6170 Tropical Forest Ecology 3 Spring
    PCB 5046C Advanced Ecology    
    PCB 5338 Principles of Ecosystem Ecology 3 Fall
    PCB 5415C Behavioral Ecology 4 Fall
    PCB 6447C Community Ecology 3 Spring
    SWS 5305C Soil Microbial Ecology 3 Fall
    WIS 5555C Conservation Biology    
    WIS 6405 Biodiversity 3 Fall
    WIS6455 Wildlife Population Ecology 3 Fall
    WIS 6468C Patterns and Processes in Landscape Ecology 3 Fall

     

  • Natural Sciences Courses

    The Interdisciplinary Ecology graduate program requires at least one course from the approved list of Natural Sciences courses for MS and PhD students. Natural science courses seek to understand how biotic and abiotic resources are linked to management actions and outcomes within an ecosystem context. This is an extremely broad realm that includes core courses on biophysical systems and processes, natural ecosystems, and intensively managed and built ecosystems dedicated to meeting human needs.

     
    Number Title Credits Term
    AGR 5511  Crop Ecology 3 Fall
    BOT 5655C  Physiological Plant Ecology    
    ENY 5006  Graduate Survey of Entomology 3 Fall
    FAS 5203C  Biology of Fishes 4 Fall
    FNR 6564  Ecohydrology 3 Fall
    FOR5157  Ecosystem Restoration Principles and Practice 3 Fall
    FOR 6164  Silviculture: Concepts and Application 3 Fall
    FOR 6215   Fire Paradigms    
    FOR 6151   Forest Ecosystem Health 3 Fall
    GEO 5305  Environmental Biogeography 3 Spring
    GLY 6738  Estuarine Systems 3 Fall
    HOS 6345  Environmental Physiology 4 Fall (Even years)
    HOS 6355  Root and Rhizosphere Ecology 3 Fall
    MCB 6151  Prokaryotic Diversity 3 Summer C
    PCB 5307C  Limnology 3 Spring
    PCB 6377C  Physiological Ecology of Vertebrates    
    SWS 5050  Soils for Environmental Professionals 3 Fall
    SWS 5224  Environmental Biogeochemistry 3 Spring
    SWS 5248  Wetlands and Water Quality 3 Fall
    SWS 5308  Ecology of Waterborne Pathogens 3 Spring
    VME 6602  General Toxicology 3 Spring

     

  • Social Sciences Courses

    The Interdisciplinary Ecology graduate program requires at least one course from the approved list of Social Sciences courses for MS and PhD students. Social science courses encompass a diverse range of academic disciplines (including but not limited to Anthropology, Criminology, Economics, Geography, History, Political Science, Psychology, Religion, and Sociology) that focus on issues of human thought, action, institutions, conflicts, and management of natural resources and the environment. Core courses in the social sciences focus on central theoretical concerns and/or offer surveys of major topics in a social science discipline regarding natural resources and the environment. Social science electives tend to be more specialized, whether they focus on theoretical perspectives, substantive topics, management problems or regions of the world.

     
    Number Title Credits Term
    ALS 5932 Environment & Society    
    AEC 5060 Public Opinion and Agricultural and Natural Resources Issues 3 Fall
    AEC 6540 Communications Theory and Strategies for Agricultural and Natural Resources 3 Spring
    ANG 6930  Environmental Anthropology    
    EDF 6215 Educational Psychology: Learning Theory    
    FNR 6061  Conflict & Collaboration in Natural Resources 3 Summer C
    FOR 6005  Conservation Behavior    
    FYC 6330  Theories of Community Development    
    GEO 6408  Parks and People    
    INR 6039  International Political Economy 3 Fall
    LAS 6047  Conservation and Development Practice 3 Fall
    LAW 6470 Environmental Law 3 Spring
    LAW 6472 Natural Resources Law    
    PHC 6001  Principles of Epidemiology in Public Health 3 Summer
    RLG6183  Religion and Environmental Ethics 3 Spring
    SYD 6517  Seminar in Environment and Society    
    SYD 6520  Environmental Governance    
    SYA 7933  Crime and the Environment 3 Fall
    WST 6348   Ecofeminism 3 Spring

     

  • Sustainability Science Courses

    The Interdisciplinary Ecology graduate program requires at least one course from the approved list of Sustainability Science courses for MS and PhD students. These courses focus on the integration of ecological, natural sciences, and social factors to sustain humans and ecological systems. Sustainability science emphasizes interdisciplinary issues involving the integrity and resilience of natural and social systems over time, including environmental health and those that blend environmental policy, economics, justice, which requires integrative thinking to address complex problems.

     
    Number Title Credits Term
    AEB 6933  Economics of Environmental Policy and Sustainability    
    AEB 7453  Natural Resource Economics    
    ANG 5266 Economic Anthropology    
    ARC 6391 Architecture, Energy, and Ecology    
    FNR 6669  Policy & Economics of Natural Resources 3 Spring
    FYC 6302 Sustainable Community Development 3 Spring
    FOR 5625 Forest Water Resources Management    
    FOR 6628/LAS 6290  Community Forest Management 3 Fall
    GEA 6464  Resource Utilization and Conservation in Latin America    
    LAS 6938/AFS 6905 Foundations of Economics for Sustainable Development    
    LAS 6290/ANT 6930 Ethnoecology    
    LAW 6936  Environmental Justice Seminar    
    SWS 5551  Soils, Water, and Public Health 3 Spring
    SWS 5208  Sustainable Agriculture and Urban Land Management 3 Fall
    SWS 5246  Water Resource Sustainability 3 Spring
    URP 6421  Environmental Land Use Planning and Management 3 Fall
    VME 6606  Ecological Risk Assessment    
    VME 6607 Human Health Risk Assessment    

     

  • Data Science Courses

    The Interdisciplinary Ecology graduate program requires at least one course from the approved list of courses in Data Science for MS and PhD students. These courses focus on analyzing and interpreting data and information using methods drawn from statistics, geospatial science, information science, and disciplinary knowledge. Electives within this category support development of a foundation in statistical concepts, experimental design, interpretation of documents, interviews, and observations, or application of theoretical and statistical models.

     
    Number Title Credits Term
    ABE 5643C  Biological Systems Modeling 3 Fall
    AEB 6553 Elements of Econometrics 3 Spring
    AEC 6552 Evaluating Programs in Extension Education 3 Summer C
    ALS 6501  Data Carpentry for Biologists 3 Fall
    ALS 6502  Linear Models in Agriculture and Natural Resouces 3 Spring
    ALS 6500  Multivariate Statistics 3 Fall
    ECO 7427 Econometric Methods II  3 Spring
    FAS 5335C  Applied Fisheries Statistics    
    FOR 5435  Forest Information Systems 3 Summer B
    FOR 6156  Simulation Analysis of Forest Ecosystems 3 Spring
    FYC 6802  Advanced Research Methods for Family, Youth, and Community Sciences 3 Spring
    MET 6752  Spatial Analysis of Atmospheric Data Using GIS    
    PHC 6011  Epidemiology Methods 3 Summer A
    STA 6093 Introduction to Applied Statistics 3 Fall & Spring
    STA 6126  Statistical Methods in Social Research I    
    STA 6166  Statistical Methods in Research I 3 Fall
    STA 6167  Statistical Methods in Research II 3 Spring
    SUR 5386 Image Processing for Remote Sensing 3 Spring
    SUR 5365  Digital Mapping 3 Fall
    SWS 5721C  GIS in Land Resource Management 3 Fall
    SYA 6407  Quantitative Research Methods 3 Spring
    URP 6270  Introduction to Planning Information Systems 3 Spring
    URP 6275 Intermediate Planning Information Systems 3 Spring
    WIS 6466  Wildlife Population Modeling    
    AEB 6553  Elements of Econometrics 3 Spring

     

Elective Courses

SNRE graduate students may choose from the following elective courses taught by SNRE's partner departments to round out their core coursework. 

  • Ecology Elective Courses

    Course Number and Title

    Credits

    AEC 6932 Qualitative Research Methods (permanent number in review)

     

    ALS 5156 Agricultural Ecology Principles & Applications

    3

    ANG 6086 Historical Ecology

    3

    EES 6007 Advanced Energy and Environment

     

    EES 6309 Wetland Design and Restoration

    3

    EES 6935 Water, Wetlands, and Watersheds Seminar

    1

    ENY 6203 Insect Ecology Laboratory

    3

    ENY 6206 Ecology of Vector-Borne Disease

    3

    ENY 6207L Pollination Ecology

    3

    FAS 5901 Scientific Thinking in Ecology

    2

    FAS 6154 Marine Adaptations: Invertebrate Physiology

     

    FAS 6932 Topics in Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences: Freshwater Ecology

     

    FAS 6932 Topics in Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences: Invasion Ecology of Aquatic Animals

     

    FOR 5157 Ecosystem Restoration Principles and Practices

     

    FOR 6154 Analysis of Forest Ecosystems

     

    MCB 6670C The Microbiome

     

    SWS 6323 Advance Microbial Ecology

     

    ZOO 6542 Nutrition Ecology

    3

    ZOO 6927 Special Topics in Zoology: Macroecology

    3

  • Natural Sciences Elective Courses

    Course Number and Title

    Credits

    AGR 5307 Molecular Genetics for Crop Improvement

    3

    VME 6934 Exotoxicology and Risk Assessment

    3

    VME 6603 Advanced Toxicology

    3

    VME 6605 Toxic Substances

    3

    WIS 6934 Topics in Wildlife Ecology and Conservation

    3

    WIS 6XXX Coupled Human and Wildlife Systems

    3

    AOM 6932 Principles and Issues in Environmental Hydrology

    3

    AGR 5230C Florida Grassland Agroecosystems 

    3

    PLS 5265 Upland Invaisve Plant Management

    3

    PLS 5633 Aquatic Plant Management

    3

    AGR XXXX Tropical Crop Production

    3

    AGR 5444 Ecophysiology of Crop Plants

    3

    WDS 6005 Weed Management for Organic and Sustainable Cropping Systems.

    3

    AGR 6233 Tropical Grassland Agroecosystems

    3

    AGR 6422C Environmental Crop Nutrition

    3

    ANG 6930 Special Topics in Anthropology: Hunter-Gatherers

    3

    BOT 5685C Tropical Botany

    3

    BOT 5725C Taxonomy of Vascular Plants

    3

    BOT 6935 Special Topics: Ecology and Natural History of the Tropics

    3

    ZOO 6927 Special Topics in Zoology: Scales in Ecosystems

    3

    ZOO 6927 Special Topics in Zoology: Ecological Basis of Tropical Conservation

    3

    ZOO 6927 Special Topics in Zoology: Concepts of Adaptive Management

    3

    ZOO6927 Special Topics: Biodiversity Ecology

     

    OCP 6050 Physical Oceanography

    3

    ENY 5006L Graduate Survey of Entomology Lab

    3

    ENY 6203L Insect Ecology Laboratory

    1

    ENY 4573/6572 Beekeeping I/Apiculture I

    3

    ENY 4574/6575 Beekeeping II/Apiculture II (requires ENY4573/6572 as a prerequisite)

    3

    ENY 4571/6576 Honey Bee Biology

    3

    PHC 6937 Special Topics in Public Health: Aquatic Systems and Environmental Health

     

    EES 6307 Advanced Ecological Engineering

    3

    EES 6356 Estuarine Systems

    3

    EES 6208 Principles of Water Chemistry I

    3

    EES 6225 Atmospheric Chemistry

    3

    ENV 6508 Wetland Hydrology

    4

    CWR 6252 Environmental Biogeochemistry of Trace Metals

    3

    EES 6308C Wetland Ecology

    3

    HOS 6991 Seed Biology

    3

    ORH 5817C Advanced Florida Native Landscaping

    3

    HOS 6932 Advanced Ecological Restoration

    3

    HOS6932 Special Topics: Native Plant Horticulture and Science

    3

    FAS 6932 Topics in Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences: Fisheries Ecology & Management

    3

    FAS 6932 Topics in Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences: Fish & Water Quality

    3

    FNR 6628 Watershed Restoration and Management

    3

    FOR 5161 Forest Productivity and Health

    3

    FOR 5159 Ecology and Restoration of Longleaf Pine Ecosystems

    3

    FNR 5335 Agroforestry

    3

    FOR 5756 Non-Timber Forest Products

    3

    FOR 6154 Analysis of Forest Ecosystems

    1

    FOR 6170 Tropical Forestry

    3

    FOR 6340 Physiology of Forest Trees

    3

    FOR 6934 Topics in Forest Resources and Conservation

    3

    FOR 6151 Forest Ecosystem Health

    3

    FOR 6934 Topics in Forest Resources and Conservation: Forest Health Management

    3

    FOR 6934 Topics in Forest Resources and Conservation: Forest Water Resources

    3

    FOR 6934 Topics in Forest Resources and Conservation: Ecological Restoration of Invaded Ecosystems

    3

    GEO 5809 Geography of World Agriculture

    3

    GEO 6255 Climatology

    3

    GLY 5246 Geochemistry

    3

    GLY 5247 Surface and Groundwater Interactions

    3

    GLY 5255 Organic Geochemistry and Geobiology

    3

    GLY 5558 Sedimentology

    3

    GLY 5827 Ground Water Geology

    3

    GLY 6075 Global Climate Change

    3

    GLY 6256 Chemical Biomarkers in Aquatic Systems

    3

    GLY 6826 Hydrologic Modeling

    3

    GLY 6932 Global Sea Level

    3

    GLY 6932 Paleoliminology

    3

    GLY 6932 Stable Isotope Geochemistry

    3

    GLY 6932 Survey of Geobiology

    3

    HOS 6932 Horticultural Physiology

    3

    MCB 6781 Archaea and Biotechnology

    3

    MCB 5705 Astrobiology

    3

    MCB 6937 Bacterial Physiology

    3

    PCB 5356 Tropical Ecology

    3

    PCB 6496C Stream Ecology

    1

    PCB 6675C Evolution Biogeography

    3

    SWS 5247 Hydric Soils

    2

    SWS 5406 Soil and Water Chemistry

    3

    SWS 6448 Biogeochemistry of Wetlands and Aquatic Systems

    3

    SWS 5605C Environmental Soil Physics

    3

    SWS 6932 Topics in Soils: Landscape Hydrology

    3

    SWS 6992 Aquatic Toxicology: Science and Applications

    3

    SWS 5424C Soil Chemical Analysis

    3

    SWS 5716C Environmental Pedology

    3

    SWS 6454 Advanced Soil and Water Chemistry

    3

    SWS 6932 Conservation Hydrology

    3
  • Social Sciences Elective Courses
    Course Number and Title
    AEC 6300 Methodology of Planned Change
    AEC 5541 Instructional and Communication Technologies in Agriculture and Natural Resources
    AEC 5032 Agricultural and Natural Resources Media Writing
    AEC 5037 Agricultural Media Production (Podcasting to Increase Science Literacy section)
    AEC 5454 Leadership Development for Extension and Community Nonprofit Organizations
    AEC 6411 Organizational Leadership
    AEC 6426 Development of a Volunteer Leadership Program
    AEC 6543 Teaching and Learning Theory: Applications in Agricultural Education and Communication
    AEC 6210 Designing Educational Programs in Agricultural Settings
    AEC 6211 Delivering Educational Programs in Agricultural Settings
    AEC 6611 Agricultural and Extension Adult Education
    AEC 6316 From America to Zimbabwe: An Overview of International Extension Systems
    AEC 6419 Communication and Competencies for Global Leadership
    AEC 6501 Developing and Conducting Needs Assessments in Extension Settings
    AEC 6552 Evaluating Programs in Extension Education
    PLS 5632 Integrated Weed Management
    ANG 6273 Legal Anthropology
    ANG 6274 Principles of Political Anthropology
    ANG 5266 Economic Anthropology
    ANG 5354 Anthropology of Modern Africa
    ANG 5531 Culture and Nutrition
    ANG 5700 Applied Anthropology
    ANG 6110 Archaeological Theory
    ANG 6286 Seminar in Contemporary Theory: The Politics of Nature
    ANG 6930 Special Topics in Anthropology: Health, Contamination, and Culture
    ANG 6930 Special Topics in Anthropology: Hunter-Gatherers
    ANG5126 Zooarchaeology 
    ANG 5164 The Inca and Their Ancestors
    ANG 5330 The Tribal People of Lowland South America
    ANG 5352 Peoples of Africa
    ARC 6399 Advanced Topics in Urban Design
    BOT6927/LAW6930 Advances in Botany: Comparative Forest Management & Policy
    BSC 6038 Broader Impacts of Science on Society
    SCE 6045 Environmental Education Methods and Materials
    PHC 6313 Environmental Health Concepts in Public Health
    PHC 6001 Principles of Epidemiology in Public Health
    PHC 6313 Environmental Health Concepts in Public Health
    PHC 6410 Psychological, Behavioral, and Social Issues in Public Health
    PHC 6937 Special Topics in Public Health: International Health
    PHC 6937 Special Topics in Public Health: Zoonotic Diseases in Humans and Animals
    PHC 6700 Social and Behavioral Research Methods
    PHC 6146 Public Health Program Planning and Evaluation
    ENV 6932 Special Problems in Environmental Engineering: Adaptive Management: People and Policy
    ENV 6932 Special Problems in Environmental Engineering: Global Environmental Policies and Institutions
    ENV 6932 Special Problems in Environmental Engineering: Environmental Institutions and Regulations
    ENV 6932 Special Problems in Environmental Engineering: Natural Resource and Environmental Policy
    FYC 6221 Grant Proposals for Community-Based Organizations
    FYC 6422 Policy Issues and Case Studies in Nonprofit Organizations
    FYC 6620 Program Planning and Evaluation for Human Service Delivery
    FYC 6802 Advanced Research Methods for Family, Youth, and Community Sciences
    FYC 6932 Topics in Family, Youth, and Community Sciences: Community Organizing & Practice
    AEB 6225 Public Policy and the Agribusiness Firm
    AEB 6106 Microeconomic Principles and analysis
    FOR 5615 Forest Conservation and Management Policies and Issues
    FAS 6355C Fisheries Management
    FAS 6705 Fisheries and Aquaculture: An Economics Perspective
    FAS 6932 UF in the UK: Coastal Biology, Natural History & Culture
    FOR 6934 Topics in Forest Resources and Conservation: Natural Resource Policy & Economics
    FOR 6665 Landscape Planning for Ecotourism
    FOR 6934 Managing Public Lands and Waters
    FOR 6543 Natural Resource Economics and Valuation
    FOR 6934 Special Topics: Ethics of Sustainability
    FNR 6669 Policy and Economics of Natural Resources
    FOR 6934 Topics in Forest Resources and Conservation: Human Organization and Management in Natural Resources
    FOR 6934 Topics in Forest Resources and Conservation: Environment and Society
    FOR 6934 Topics in Forest Resources and Conservation: Communicating Natural Resource Science in Public
    FOR 6934 Topics in Forest Resources and Conservation: Partisanship and Natural Resources
    FOR 6934 Social Science Research Methods for Natural Resource Management
    GEO 6495 Environment and Behavior
    GEO 6558 Geography of Inequality in Africa
    GEO 6931 Seminar in Cultural and Political Ecology
    GEA 6419 Seminar: South America
    GLY 6932 Broader Impacts in Science on society
    LAH 5607 History of Amazonia
    LAH 5934 Topics in Latin American History: History of Nature in the Americas
    LAS 6291 Conservation and Development Skills: Communication and Leadership Skills for Development Practice
    LAS 6938 Seminar in Modern Latin American Studies: Anthropology of Development in Latin America
    LAS 6938 Seminar in Modern Latin American Studies: Environmental Justice and Latin America
    LAS 6938 Seminar in Modern Latin American Studies: Human Rights in Latin America
    LAS 6938 Seminar in Modern Latin American Studies: Power and Environment
    LAW 6298 International Trade and Environment
    LAW 6460 Florida Land Use Law
    LAW 6460 Land Use Planning & Control
    LAW 6465 Conservation Clinic
    LAW 6474 Agricultural Law
    LAW 6492 Water Law
    LAW 6930 Wetlands and Watersheds
    LAW 6930 Seminar in Techniques of Growth Management
    LAW 6930 Seminar on Coastal Zone Management
    LAW 6936 Environmental Justice Seminar
    MMC 6409 Science/Health Communication
    MMC 6421 Research Methods in Mass Communication
    PHI 5405 Philosophy of Science 
    PHI 5425 Philosophy of Social Science  
    PHI 5665 Ethical Theory
    CPO 6795 Environmental Politics
    CPO 6796 Water Politics
    INR 6352 International Environmental Relations
    PAD 6865 Development Administration
    PUP 6006 Policy Evaluation
    PUP 6007 Policy Process
    PUP 6009 Public Policy Analysis
    PUP 6015 Comparative Policy Analysis
    RLG 5195 Topics in Religion and Society: Religion, Ethics, and Nature
    RLG 5195 Topics in Religion and Society: Values and Practice
    RLG 6185 Topics in Religion and Society: Religion, Nature, and Society
    RLG 6167 Radical Environmentalism
    SYA 7933 Special Study in Sociology: Environmental Governance
    SYA 7933 Special Study in Sociology: Environmental Inequality and Justice
    SYA 7933 Special Study in Sociology: Population, Migration, and Environment
    SYD 6636 Latin American Development
    SWS 6932 Special Topics: Principles of Water Policy 
    WIS 6XXX Stakeholder Engagement in Natural Resources
    WST 6508 Advanced Feminist Theory
  • Sustainability Science Elective Courses
    Course Number and Title Credits
    ABE5707C Agricultural Waste Management 3
    ANG 5303 Women & Development 3
    ANG 5702 Anthropology and Development 3
    ANG 6930 Special Topics in Anthropology: Plants and Culture 3
    ARC 6934 European Approach to Sustainable Design 3
    TTE 5006 Advanced Urban Transportation Planning 3
    BCN 6580 High-Performance Green Building Delivery Systems 3
    BCN 6585 Sustainable Construction 3
    BCN 6586 Construction Ecology and Metabolism 3
    BCN 6641 Construction Value Engineering 3
    ICM 6680 Principles of International Sustainable Construction 3
    DCP 6931 Special Topics in Design, Construction, and Planning 3
    ENV 6441 Water Resources Planning and Management  
    EVR 5705 Special Topics: Natural Resources and Innovation Systems  
    AEB 7453 Natural Resource Economics  
    FAS 6356 Fisheries Enhancement  
    FOR 5615 Forest Conservation and Management Policies and Issues  
    FOR 5626 Forest Resource Management  
    FOR 6934 Topics in Forest Resources and Conservation: Education for Sustainability  
    FOR 6934 Topics in Forest Resources and Conservation: Field Skills for Forest Conservation  
    SUR 6427 Land Tenure and Administration  
    FOR 6934 Topics in Forest Resources and Conservation: Education for Sustainability  
    FAS 6932 Topics in Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences: Marine Protected Areas  
    FNR 6668 Natural Resources in a Changing Climate  
    FOR 6155 Forest Ecosystem Resilience  
    FOR 6170 Tropical Forestry  
    GEO 5605 Advanced Urban Geography  
    GEA 6419 Seminar: South America  
    GEA 6466 Seminar on Geography of Amazonia  
    GEO 6938 Selected Topics in Geography: Community Conservation and Rural Development in Africa  
    GEO 6938 Selected Topics in Geography: Economic Principles and Tools for Conservation Managers in the Tropics
    GEO 6938 Selected Topics in Geography: Land Use Land Cover Change  
    GEO 6938 Selected Topics in Geography: Management of Protected Areas in Africa and the Americas  
    GEO 6938 Selected Topics in Geography: Community Conservation and Rural Development in Africa  
    LAA 6231 Landscape Architecture Theory  
    LAS 6938 Seminar in Modern Latin American Studies: Foundations of Economic Analysis for Sustainable Development
    LAS 6938 Seminar in Modern Latin American Studies: Amazon   
    LAS 6938 Seminar in Modern Latin American Studies: Tropical Resource  
    LAS 6938/ANG 6930 Special Topics: Anthropology of Development in Latin America  
    LAS 6940 Tropical Conservation and Development Practicum: Sustainable Development Practice  
    LAS 6291 Conservation and Development Skills: Communication and Leadership Skills  
    LAS 6291 Conservation and Development Skills: Conflict and Collaboration Management  
    LAS 6291 Conservation and Development Skills: Facilitation Skills for Collaboration Management  
    INR 6039 International Political Economy  
    SWS 5115 Environmental Nutrient Management  
    SWS 5132 Tropical Soil Management  
    SWS 6932 Topics in Soils: Forest and Soil Ecosystem Services  
    SWS 6366 Biodegradation and Bioremediation  
    ALS 5155 Global Agroecosystems  
    SWS 6134 Soil Quality  
    SWS 6209 Urban Soil and Water Systems   
    SWS 5805 Environmental Soil and Water Monitoring Techniques  
    SWS 6932 Watershed Planning and Management  
    LEI 6351 Heritage Tourism  
    LEI 6895 Tourism Theory and Concepts  
    LEI 6931 Sustaining Humans & their Environments – New Zealand (Study Abroad)  
    LEI 6931 Sustaining Humans & their Environments – Australia (Study Abroad)  
    LEI 6557 Recreation Management in the Coastal Zone  
    HMG 6740 Smart Cities, Attractions, and Theme Parks  
    URP 4640/6645 Sustainable Urbanism in Europe  
    URP 4804/6646 International Perspectives in Urban and Regional Planning  
    URP 6445 Planning for Climate Change  
    URP 4273/6270 Introduction to Planning Information Systems  
    VME 6934 Functional Genomics applications in Toxicology  
    VME 6934 Topics in Veterinary Medicine Sciencs: Aquatic Animal Conservation Issues  
  • Data Science Elective Courses

    Course Number and Title

    Credits

    ABE 6017 Seminar on Stochastic Modeling in Ecology and Hydrology

    3

    ABE 6933 Applications of Life Cycle Assessment in Biological Engineering

    3

    ABE 6037C Remote Sensing in Hydrology

    3

    AGR 5266C Field Plot Techniques

    3

    AGR 6932 / SWS 6932 Ecosystem Services: Theory, Methods, and Practice

     

    ANG 6930 Special Topics in Anthropology: Anthropology, GIS, and Human Ecosystems

    3

    ANG 5485 Research Design in Anthropology

    3

    ANG 6091 Research Strategies in Anthropology

    3

    ZOO 6927 Special Topics in Zoology: Quantitative Methods & Ecological Inference

    3

    ZOO 6308 Dynamic Optimization Modeling in Behavioral and Evolutionary Ecology

    3

    ZOO 6927 Special Topics in Zoology: Statistical Principles for the Biological Sciences

    3

    ZOO 6927 Special Topics in Zoology: Quantitative Methods in Ecology

    3

    ZOO 6927 Special Topics in Zoology: Ecological Modeling of Data

    3

    ECO 7427 Econometric Methods II

    3

    PHC 6000 Epidemiology Methods I

     

    PHC 6050C Biostatistical Methods I

     

    PHC 6102 Introduction to Public Health Administrative Systems

     

    PHC 6251 Assessment and Surveillance in Public Health

     

    ENV 6932 Special Problems in Environmental Engineering: Adaptive Management: Water and Watershed Systems

    ENV 6932 Special Problems in Environmental Engineering: Green Engineering Design and Sustainability

    ENV 6043 Life Cycle Assessment

     

    AEB 7333 Applied Valuation Method

    3

    AEB 7571 Econometrics

     

    FAS 6339C Advanced Quantitative Fisheries Assessment

     

    FAS 6416 Spatial Ecology & Modeling of Fish Populations

     

    FAS 6337C Fish Population Dynamics

     

    FNR 5072C Environmental Education Program Development

     

    FOR 6172C Tropical Forestry Field Course

     

    FOR 6543 Natural Resource Economics and Valuation

     

    FOR 6943 Visualization of Ecological Data

    3

    FOR 6934 Topics in Forest Resources and Conservation: Field Skills for Forest Conservation

     

    FOR 6943 Topics in Forest Resources and Conservation: Forest Biometrics

     

SNRE Courses

Below are the syllabi of the graduate courses 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 6933: SNRE Seminar

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

EVR 5705: Natural Resources and Innovation Systems
(Only offered Spring Semester)

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 standard concentration in the Interdisciplinary Ecology major comprises 6 credit hours for the master's or 12 credit hours for the doctorate. Some concentrations may require additional hours. Ph.D. students are required to complete a concentration.

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.

  • Standard Concentrations
    • 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
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