Jul 14, 2020
Michele Dudash, Department Head
Department of Natural Resource Management
Edgar S. McFadden Biostress Laboratory 138, Box 2140B
The Natural Resource Management specialization will provide training in ecology, evolution, environmental sciences, and range areas of expertise with a focus on basic and applied research.
Student Learning Outcomes
Graduates of the Master of Science in Biological Sciences will:
- Have a deep understanding and knowledge of biological principles related to the chosen discipline
- Apply principles into practice in the field or industry setting
- Have an appreciation and working knowledge of scientific research methods in the discipline
- Demonstrate ability to interpret research findings and understand the implications
- Write a coherent thesis or research paper and demonstrate the ability to write a scientific journal paper
- Demonstrate competence in the major course topics covered by the student’s graduate plan of study
- Demonstrate the ability to use ethics in decision making and planning
- Demonstrate information literacy for science-based decision making and lifetime learning
Course Delivery Format
Biological Sciences courses are delivered face-to-face and enhanced with web-based instruction. Online delivery may be offered for specific courses.
Facilities and Services
The department is housed within the McFadden Biostress Laboratory at SDSU.
Available Options for Graduate Degrees
|Master of Science
||Option A - Thesis
||30 Credit Hours
||Option B - Research/Design Paper
||32 Credit Hours
- NRM 790 - Seminar Credits: 1 (2 credits required)
- STAT courses numbered 500 level or higher Credits: 3
- Additional course credits from BOT, EES, NRM, RANG, or WL numbered 500-level or higher Credits: 6
Select one of the following options
Option B - Research/Design Paper
Total Required Credits: 30 (Option A), 32 (Option B)
Additional Admission Requirements
TOEFL: Department Requirement of 525 paper-based, 71 Internet-based
Graduate students should consult with their advisor before registering for graduate coursework.
For additional information refer to the Master’s Degree Requirements .