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2016-2017 Graduate Catalog
University of Florida
   
 
  Dec 15, 2017
 
 
    
2016-2017 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG/PREVIOUS EDITION]

Interdisciplinary Ecology


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Interdisciplinary Ecology Program


Director of Academic Programs and Graduate Coordinator: T. Frazer

Graduate students are advised by one of the 280 members of the School’s affiliate faculty and have a supervisory committee with interdisciplinary composition. For the list of Graduate Faculty, see http://snre.ufl.edu/people/snre_affiliate.asp. Graduate students are hosted in one of 44 participating academic units.

The School offers a program of study leading to the Master of Science (thesis and non-thesis options), and Doctor of Philosophy degrees in interdisciplinary ecology. Minimum requirements for these degrees are given in the Graduate Degrees  section of this catalog. The course work requirements and curriculum are described in more detail at http://www.snre.ufl.edu/. Choices among 450 courses are custom-fitted by the student and the supervisory committee to meet the student’s specific needs and interests.

The Interdisciplinary Ecology program views the social-ecological system as the proper framework for addressing the full scope of complex, adaptive systems comprising humans in the natural world. The degree program challenges students to understand both natural and human dynamics to obtain a holistic view and to foster integration of human activities with natural resources and the environment. The learning outcomes of the program are to develop a thorough understanding of the components, processes, and interactions of the social-ecological system, competence in scientific research methodologies, and experience in professional interaction with peers.

The degree programs combine 1) course work in the science of ecology and additional natural and social sciences; and 2) competence in a recognized discipline in one of these fields of study. The former is achieved with a core-course and distribution requirement and the latter by extra course work for the master’s and a concentration for the doctoral degree. A thesis or dissertation provides first-hand experience creating scientific knowledge. The non-thesis master’s option provides rapid, advanced preparation for the job market in 3 to 4 semesters, without research experience. Course requirements are 36 semester hours for the thesis option, 38 hours for the non-thesis option, and 60 hours beyond the master’s degree for the doctoral degree.

Combined programs: The School offers a combined bachelor’s/master’s degree program, which allows qualified students to earn both a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree with a savings of 1 semester.

Degrees Offered with a Major in Interdisciplinary Ecology


Doctor of Philosophy


without a concentration


concentration in Agricultural and Biological Engineering


concentration in Agricultural Education and Communication


concentration in Agronomy


concentration in Anthropology


concentration in Architecture


concentration in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology


concentration in Botany


concentration in Business Administration


concentration in Chemistry


concentration in Civil Engineering


concentration in Climate Science


concentration in Coastal and Oceanographic Engineering


concentration in Economics


concentration in English


concentration in Entomology and Nematology


concentration in Environmental Engineering Sciences


concentration in Family, Youth and Community Sciences


concentration in Farming Systems


concentration in Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences


concentration in Food and Resource Economics


concentration in Food Science


concentration in Forest Resources and Conservation


concentration in Foundations of Education


concentration in Geographic Information Systems


concentration in Geography


concentration in Geology


concentration in Health and Human Performance


concentration in Horticultural Sciences


concentration in Hydrologic Sciences


concentration in Landscape Architecture


concentration in Mathematics


concentration in Microbiology and Cell Science


concentration in Nuclear and Radiological Engineering


concentration in Philosophy


concentration in Political Science


concentration in Religion


concentration in Sociology


concentration in Soil and Water Science


concentration in Statistics


concentration in Tropical Conservation and Development


concentration in Urban and Regional Planning


concentration in Veterinary Medical Sciences


concentration in Wetland Sciences


concentration in Wildlife Ecology And Conservation


concentration in Women's/Gender Studies


concentration in Zoology


Master of Science


without a concentration


concentration in Agricultural and Biological Engineering


concentration in Agricultural Education and Communication


concentration in Agronomy


concentration in Anthropology


concentration in Architecture


concentration in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology


concentration in Botany


concentration in Business Administration


concentration in Chemistry


concentration in Civil Engineering


concentration in Climate Science


concentration in Coastal and Oceanographic Engineering


concentration in Economics


concentration in English


concentration in Entomology and Nematology


concentration in Environmental Engineering Sciences


concentration in Family, Youth and Community Sciences


concentration in Farming Systems


concentration in Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences


concentration in Food and Resource Economics


concentration in Food Science


concentration in Forest Resources and Conservation


concentration in Foundations of Education


concentration in Geographic Information Systems


concentration in Geography


concentration in Geology


concentration in Health and Human Performance


concentration in Horticultural Sciences


concentration in Hydrologic Sciences


concentration in Landscape Architecture


concentration in Mathematics


concentration in Microbiology and Cell Science


concentration in Nuclear and Radiological Engineering


concentration in Philosophy


concentration in Political Science


concentration in Religion


concentration in Sociology


concentration in Soil and Water Science


concentration in Statistics


concentration in Tropical Conservation and Development


concentration in Urban and Regional Planning


concentration in Veterinary Medical Sciences


concentration in Wetland Sciences


concentration in Wildlife Ecology And Conservation


concentration in Women's/Gender Studies


concentration in Zoology


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