Core Curriculum

Online Master's in Applied Environmental and Sustainability Studies Curriculum*
 
Core Courses (9 Credit Hours)
ENS 601* Environmental and Sustainability Studies: Issues and Ideas (3 credit hours); meets 8/23/21-10/15/21
ENS 602* Environment and Sustainability Policy and Governance (3 credit hours); meets 8/23/21-10/15/21
ENS 603* Communicating Environmental Knowledge (3 credit hours); meets 10/18/21-12/17/21
 
Skills Courses (6 Credit Hours)
Students choose a total of 6 credit hours from two of the skills courses listed below.
LA/NRE 556 Contemporary Geospatial Applications for Land and Analysis (3 credit hours)
MAP 671* Introduction to Mapping (3 credit hours); meets 4/19-6/27 
STA 570* Basic Statistical Analysis (3 credit hours); meets 8/23-12/17/21
STA 674* Regression Analysis and Design of Experiments (3 credit hours); meets 8/23-12/17/21
STA 677 Applied Multivariate Methods (3 credit hours); not offered fall 2021
 
Capstone/Internship (6 Credit Hours)
Students must complete one of two options to satisfy the non-thesis requirement for the Master’s in Applied Environmental and Sustainability Studies. All students will be required to complete a one-hour oral exam.
 
Option #1 Internship
Complete 6 credit hours of internship coursework
ENS 697 Internship in Environmental and Sustainability Studies I (3 credit hours)
ENS 698 Internship in Environmental and Sustainability Studies II (3 credit hours)
 
Option #2 Capstone
Complete 6 credit hours through a capstone research project and report
ENS 695 Research in Environmental and Sustainability Studies (3 credit hours)
ENS 696 Reporting Research in Environmental and Sustainability Studies (3 credit hours)
 
Elective Courses (9 Credit Hours)
Students must take an additional 9 credit hours from the approved list of courses below. Other courses at the 600-level and above that relate to environmental and sustainability studies may be used to satisfy this requirement with the permission of the program director. Students may only count 6 credit hours of ENS 605 (under different subtitles) or ENS 699 (up to 3 credit hours) towards this requirement.
A&S 600 Perspectives on Diversity and Inclusion (3 credit hours); meets 8/23-10/15/21
ANT 680 Business and Organizational Cultures (3 credit hours); 
ANT 681 Health Care Inequalities (3 credit hours); 
ENS 605* Seminar in Environmental and Sustainability Studies: Subtitle Required (3-6 credit hours); Confronting the Climate Crisis (meets 10/18-12/17/21)
ENS 699* Independent Study (3 credit hours)
HP 501-201* Sustainable Development and Heritage (3 credit hours); not offered fall 2021
MFS 613 Sustainability, Ethics, and Leadership in Manufacturing Organizations (3 credit hours); not offered fall 2021
WRD 612 Ethical and Legal Issues in Technical Writing (3 credit hours); not offered fall 2021
WRD 614* Visual Rhetoric and Persuasion (3 credit hours); meets 8/23-10/15/21
WRD 702 Professional and Technical Writing (3 credit hours); not offered fall 2021
 
Total Credit Hours 30
*courses with an asterisk are offered fall 2021
 
 
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