The Department of Biodiversity, Earth and Environmental Science offers Master’s and Doctorate degrees in Environmental Science. The intellectual life of the Department relies heavily on the participation, creativity, and energy of graduate students. Thus, the Department expects students to be vigorously involved in coursework, seminars, journal clubs, research, informal discussions, and other departmental functions.
Curricula in the graduate programs are designed to provide a sound professional education, encompassing factual and theoretical concepts, as well as basic research skills and training. Students may create an individualized curriculum with consultation and permission from their Research Committee and the Graduate Program Committee. Regardless of the curricula, graduate students must demonstrate mastery of curricular subjects via oral and/or written examinations.