Graduate Minor in Wetland Science and Management
The Departments of Environmental Sciences and Oceanography and Coastal Sciences of the College of the Coast & Environment jointly offer a graduate minor in Wetland Science and Management. The minor requirement is designed to provide students with a strong background in wetland science and policy by enhancing their understanding of ecosystem processes in wetland resource management. The Minor in Wetland Science and Management is also available to graduate students outside the two departments.
The following are the course requirements for both Master's and PhD students. All courses listed except OCS 4372(4) are 3 credit hours.
Course requirements for OCS students
Students must take one course from Group A, two courses from Group C, and at least three additional elective credit hours from any group for a total of at least 12 credit hours. OSC courses taken to meet the department’s core course requirement may not be counted toward the minor.
Course requirements for ENVS students:
Students must take one course from Group A, one from Group B, and at least six additional elective credit hours from any group for a total of at least 12 credit hours. ENVS courses taken to meet the department’s core course requirement may not be counted toward the minor.
Course requirements for students in other departments:
Students must take one course each from Group A, Group B, and Group C and at least three additional elective credit hours from Groups A, B, or D for a total of at least 12 credit hours.
OCS 4308 Plants in Coastal Environments
OCS 4560 Wetland Loss, Restoration, and Management
OCS 7129 Global Climate Change and Wetlands
OCS 4128 Wetland Hydrology and Hydrodynamics
OCS 4165 Environmental Chemistry of Wetlands
OCS 7165 Biogeochemistry of Wetland Soils and Sediments
OCS 4565 Restoration Ecology/Ecological Restoration
OCS 4465 Coastal Zone Management
ENVS 4149 Design of Environmental Management Systems
ENVS 7040 Environmental Planning and Management
ENVS 7041 Environmental Policy Analysis
ENVS 7042 Environmental Conflict Resolution
ENVS 7045 Land Use Law and Regulation
ENVS 7050 Spatial Modeling of Environmental Data
ENVS 7061 Water Quality Management and Policy
OCS 4040 Environmental Pollution and Transport Processes
OCS 4164 Deltaic Processes and Products
OCS 4372 Estuarine Ecology - 4 credit hours
OCS 4410 Ecosystem Modeling and Analysis
OCS 7124 Applied Coastal Plant Ecology
OCS 7130 Marine Isotope Biogeochemistry
In addition, all students:
Must include at least one 7000 level course
May not apply courses taken on a pass/fail basis to the minor
New or existing courses may be substituted after approval by both the student’s committee and both departments.
Thesis: Line on cover page denoting MS/PhD degree with a “Minor in Wetland Science and Management”.
Line denoting the completion of degree requirements for the “Minor in Wetland Science and Management”.
Points of Contact
Professor and Graduate Advisor
Department of Oceanography and Coastal Sciences
Associate Professor and Graduate Advisor
Department of Environmental Sciences