Environmental Geosciences P.S.M. (Professional Science Master's)

College of Natural and Health Sciences

Degree Requirements — 30 Credits

See “Environmental Geosciences, P.S.M. (Professional Science Master's)”.

The Environmental Geosciences Professional Science Master's is a degree program certified by the Council of Graduate Schools; it operates under guidelines of the P.S.M. National Office. Those guidelines specify that at least half of the credits must be in science content; in addition, Professional Skills courses and a Professional Internship must be completed as specified below.

Degree Requirements

Required Credits — 7 hours

ESCI 599Seminar in Earth Sciences

1

ESCI 600Introduction to Earth Science Research

2

ESCI 692Earth Science Internship

1-15

ESCI 599: must be taken twice for a total of 2 credits

ESCI 692: Take 3 credits

Required Earth Sciences Content Courses — 13-14 credits

13-14 credits of graduate-level earth sciences content from prefixes ESCI, GEOL, MET, or OCN at least 6 credits of which must be selected from:

ESCI 605Global Change

3

GEOL 510Groundwater Geology

3

GEOL 515Ore Geology

3

GEOL 583Soils

3

GEOL 586Petroleum and Energy

3

MET 552Paleoclimatology

3

Required STEM Content Courses — 3-4 credits

Choose one the following:

GEOG 507Geographic Information Science

3

MATH 550Applied Probability and Statistics

3

SRM 502Applied Statistics

3

Required Professional Skills Courses — 6 credits

Graduate Communications Course (3 credits)

Choose one of the following:

COMM 512Persuasion

3

COMM 514Interpersonal Communication

3

COMM 515Group Communication

3

COMM 517Organizational Communication

3

COMM 531Communication and Leadership

3

COMM 541Courtroom Communication

3

COMM 542Seminar in Political Communication

3

COMM 553Professional Speaking

3

COMM 610Communication & Technology

3

Other Professional Skills Course (3 credits)

Choose one of the following:

ART 569Web Style Design

3

BAAC 527Governmental and Institutional Accounting

3

BAMG 554Managing and Developing People

3

CH 550Environmental Health

3

ELPS 601Leadership Development Through Inquiry

3

ELPS 662Design and Delivery of Professional Development

3

ENST 515Sustainable Solutions to Environmental Problems

3

ET 601Managing People, Projects, and Technology Systems

3

INTR 560Ethics in Leadership

3

SES 500Wilderness First Responder/CPR

3

SOC 530Organizational Analysis

3

SPAN 503Spanish Conversation

3

 

NOTES:

  1. ESCI 599, a one-credit hour course, must be taken twice for a total of two credits.
  2. ESCI 600 should be taken the first Fall semester of attendance.
  3. A 3.0 GPA in the courses taken as part of this major is required for graduation. A "C" or higher is required for all courses taken as part of the program.
  4. At least two-thirds of a student's master's degree program must be in courses that are not double-numbered courses or in courses that have been taught solely as 500-level or above graduate courses.