MS in Integrated Biological Diversity

Degree requirements

Degree Requirements

The MS in Integrative Biological Diversity requires completion of a total of 30 credits in one of two options:

  • Option 1 (thesis): 21 credits of coursework, 3 credits of stewardship, 6 credits of thesis.
  • Option 2 (non-thesis): 27 credits of coursework, and 3 credits of stewardship.

Students must also:

  • take courses from a minimum of two CSUS campuses, and
  • present at a scientific conference
Required courses (9 semester hours)
Hybrid Stewardship Seminar 1 SH
Applied Stewardship 2 SH
Climate Change (SCSU/EVE 559) 3 SH
Technology Course (several options) 3 SH
Elective course credit requirements (21 semester hours)
Thesis track electives 15 SH
plus Thesis research  6 SH
Non-Thesis track electives
21 SH

 

Courses

A designation of “T” indicates technology Course:

BIO 505    Stewardship Seminar

BIO 506    Applied Stewardship

BIO 504     Limnology

BIO 530     Population Genetics (T)

1 SH

2 SH

3 SH

3 SH

BIO 538     Molecular Mechanisms of Animal Development 3 SH
BIO 539     Molecular Biology of Prokaryotes (T) 3 SH
BIO 540     Aquatic Vascular Plants 4 SH
BIO 543     Stream Ecology 4 SH
BIO 545     Advanced Systematic Biology 3 SH
BIO 551     Soil Ecology 3 SH
BIO 555     Environmental Physiology (T) 3 SH
BIO 556     Herpetology 4  SH
BIO 560     Behavioral Ecology 3 SH
BIO 565     Topics in Animal Behavior 3 SH
BIO 592     Independent Thesis Research 1-6 SH
BIO 598     Faculty-Developed Study 1-4 SH
BIO 599     Student-Developed Study 1-6 SH

 

Additional courses available at Southern Connecticut State University (SCSU) Department of Biology and the Department of Environment, Geography, and Marine Sciences (Students should also consult www.southernct.edufor additional graduate course offerings in these departments):

BIO 501     Conservation Ecology (SCSU) 3 SH
Bio 502      Community and Population Ecology (SCSU) 3 SH
Bio 518      Advanced Microbiology (SCSU) 3 SH
BIO 582     Biological Illustration (T) (SCSU) 3 SH
BIO 561     Models of Marine Research (SCSU) 1 SH
EVE 537     Analytical Technology/Instrumentation (T) (SCSU) 6 SH
EVE 534     Readings and Research in Environmental Studies  (SCSU) 3 SH
EVE 559     Energy Use and Global Climate Change (SCSU) 3 SH
EVE 532     Ecosystems and Environmental Concerns (SCSU) 3 SH
EVE 552     Long Island Sound (SCSU) 3 SH
EVE 540     Environmental Design (SCSU) 3 SH