Natural Sciences (MS) - Environmental Science Track (Thesis Option)
Program of Study
|Area 1 Program Core|
|ENGL 5149G||Grant Writing||3|
|Area 1 Total||3|
|Area 2 Program Concentration|
|Select the following courses unless taken for undergraduate credit:|
|ENVS 5207G||Experimental Design and Statistical Analysis||4|
|ENVS 5715G||Earth and Space Sciences Seminar||1|
|Select one course from Group A and one from Group B; at least one of these courses must include a lab:||7-8|
|ENVS 5235G||Geographic Information and Global Positioning Systems||4|
Group A: Geosciences
|Global and Climate Change|
Group B: Natural/Cultural Resources
|Culture and Environment|
|Topics in Conservation|
|Water Resources Management|
|Environmental Air Quality|
|Program Electives - Select 3-4 credits from any 5000+ graduate ATSC, BIOL, CHEM, ENVS, GEOL, GEOG with advisor approval 1||3-4|
|Area 2 Total||21|
|Area 3 Program Requirements|
|ENVS 7000||Thesis Defense||0|
|ENVS 7001||Certification Exam||0|
|Select the following for a total of 12 credits:||12|
|Research in Environmental Science|
|Area 3 Total||12|
|Total Credit Hours||36|
May take Environmental Science Seminar for up to 2 additional credits beyond the 2 required semesters.
In addition to the Columbus State University Graduate School Admissions requirements, all interested applicants must submit the following materials to be considered for admission for all tracks in the Natural Sciences program.
- Baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university, demonstrated excellent preparation in the Biological, Chemical, Environmental and/or Geological Sciences or permission of the program director.
- Undergraduate grade point average of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.
- A minimum combined score of 290 on the verbal and quantitative portions of the Graduate Record Exam. The GRE must have been taken in the last five years.
- A one page statement of experience and interests.
- Two letters of reference. References should come from persons familiar with the applicant's academic or professional experience.
Additional Program Requirements
The maximum course load for a graduate student in a given semester is 12 semester hours. The maximum course load for a student holding a graduate assistantship is 10 semester hours.
Complete original, scientific research and write a comprehensive Master’s thesis based on this research.
Give an oral presentation of their Master’s thesis to a committee of approved reviewers in a forum open to the public.
Successfully defend their Master’s thesis during a comprehensive oral examination.