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Combined Degree Program

Bachelor's in Environmental Science and Master of Science in Interdisciplinary Ecology

Contact an Adviser

To schedule an appointment with the
Environmental Science Adviser,
please call the number below

Ms. Karen Bray
Coordinator of Academic Programs

Telephone 352-846-1634
Fax 352-392-9748

103 Black Hall, Box 116455
Gainesville, FL 32611-6455

Office Hours: 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. M-F

The School offers a combined degree program sequence combining the Bachelor's degree in Environmental Science and the Master of Science in Interdisciplinary Ecology. This program leaves the existing Bachelor's degree requirements intact, except that eligible students substitute up to 9 semester hours of graduate courses for undergraduate electives, as specifically approved by the School. These graduate courses are double-counted toward the 36 credits required for the Master of Science (with thesis) or the 38 credits required for the Master of Science (non-thesis) in Interdisciplinary Ecology, which can be completed in one year (three or four semesters) beyond the bachelor's degree.

Eligibility Requirements for the undergraduate portion of the combined degree program:

1. Must have completed all preprofessional requirements and 15 credit hours of the Environmental Science core courses
2. Senior status (4 NE)
3. Minimum upper division GPA of 3.3
4. Minimum GRE score of 300 (verbal and quantitative scores combined).

Eligibility Requirements for the graduate portion of the combined degree program:

1. Satisfactory completion of the undergraduate portion of the combined degree program.
2. Meet the requirements for admission established by the Graduate School and SNRE.
3. A member of the SNRE affiliate faculty has agreed to serve as the student's advisor, and the advisor's department chair has agreed to host the student in the department.
4. The student is self-funded for graduate study, unless some other arrangement is made.


A: Courses that may be taken for graduate credit during the senior year:

ALS 5136, Agricultural Ecology Principles & Applications, F, 3
EES 5305C, Ecological & General Systems, 3 credits
EES 5315, Ecology and Environment, 2 (not available if you have taken EES 4103)
EES 6007, Advanced Energy & Environment, F, 3
ENY 6203, Insect Ecology, S, 4
PCB 5046C, Advanced Ecology, 3 credits
PCB 6447C, Community Ecology, S, 4
WIS 6452, Wildlife Ecology, 3
AGG 5932, Ethnoecology, F, 3
BOT 5695, Ecosystems of Florida, 3 credits
EES 6308C, Wetland Ecology, F, 3
EES 6356, Estuarine Ecology, 3
FAS 5276, Ecology of Aquatic Organisms, SS, 4
FOR 6154, Analysis of Forest Ecosystems, 3
NEM 6201, Nematode Ecology, F, 3
PCB 5307C, Limnology, 4 credits
PCB 5317C, Marine Ecology, 4 credits
PCB 6355, Amazon Ecology, 3
PCB 6356C, Ecosystems of the Tropics, 3
PCB 6496C, Stream Ecology, 4
SOS 5050, Soil-Plant Relationships, 3 (not available if you have taken SOS 3022)
SOS 5303C, Soil Microbial Ecology, 3 credits
WIS 5376, Behavioral & Ecological Mammalogy, 3
WIS 5481, Savanna Ecology & Management, 3 credits

And any other course pre-approved by the SNRE faculty for the graduate degree, in the subject areas of Natural Sciences, Social Sciences, or Sustainability Studies (see the complete Interdisciplinary Ecology curriculum).

B: The student is guided by the School advising staff and by a member of the School affiliate faculty, who agrees to serve as the senior-year advisor and as the intended graduate advisor for the student.

Last Modified: Wednesday, November 6, 2013 16:28