Catalog 2010-2012

Ecosystem Management

This P.S.M. degree prepares students for career opportunities in conservation and restoration-related businesses, industries, and government agencies. Emphasis is placed on blending ecosystem analysis, management and restoration skills with an understanding of business and other organizational environments, and includes an internship experience. Admission is restricted to students with a GPA of 3.00 or higher and a B.A. or B.S. in Biology, Ecology or related field. Majors in Agriculture, Geography and other related applied disciplines must take or have taken an introductory biology sequence to be considered. To be admitted students must also have had an upper level course with significant plant taxonomy or systematics content, and an upper level Ecology course.

Students interested in this program must submit a completed Application for Admission to Graduate Study and should contact the Department of Biology for any other admission requirements. Graduate information and application for graduate admission can be found at

The Graduate Record Examination (General Test) is not required for admission to the program. This major is available on the non-thesis option only. A minimum of 30 semester hours is required. A minimum of 18 semester hours of 200/6000-level course work is required.


    Biology: 840:180; 840:260; 840:280 .....10 hours

   Science and Science Education:

       820:209; 820:215 .....6 hours

       820:289 Seminar .....2 hours

       820:295 Internship .....4 hours
   Electives* .....8 hours

.....30 hours

*Students having completed at least one course in Group A, or their equivalent, may select electives from Group B.
Group A

     Biology: 840:105, 840:154, 840:167, 840:178, 840:157 or

     Mathematics: 800:121.

Group B

     Biology: 840:131, 840:155, 840:164, 840:166.

     Earth Science: 870:141.

     Economics: 920:123.

     Geography: 970:126, 970:129, 970:163, 970:165, 970:168, 970:174, 970:175.