The Master of Science in Environmental Science and Biology is a thesis-based program that spans a broad array of subjects focused on the earth and its environments. The program develops scientists that will be able to analyze and understand environmental systems, predict environmental change, and participate in the management of the environments. Areas of focus include:
Program Design and Requirements
Each student conducts research and completes a thesis.
Students develop depth in specific academic areas through focused course work.
The program emphasizes essential skills in statistics, geographical information systems, scientific writing, and public speaking.
Baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university
Minimum undergraduate 3.0 GPA
Two letters of recommendation
Statement of objectives
Writing sample of at least three pages illustrating scientific writing skills
April 15 for the summer or fall semester
November 15 for the spring semester
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
US Fish and Wildlife Service
The Nature Conservancy
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation
County Soil and Water Conservation Districts
Research positions in national research laboratories, field stations, universities, and private sector corporations