Environmental Molecular Science & Technology 


This foundation encompasses research topics that include current molecular approaches to study biodiversity, bioremediation, food chains, discovery of drugs and enzymes from marine microbes and macoorganisms, sustainable aquaculture, biofuels, biogeochemistry of carbon cycling, and genomics/metabolomics or marine organisms.  An entrepreneurship program is available for translation of scientific research into start-up business through development of business plans and formation of biotechnology start up companies.  


  1. Two Introductory Science courses
  2. Two Advanced Science courses
  3. Two Quantitative courses 
  4. Two Foundation relevant courses

Courses & Other Requirements (M.S. & Ph.D) 

  1. Foundational Course:  MEES 680 – Cell & Molecular Biology for the Environmental
  2.  One 2-3 credit course in Ethics/Responsible Conduct of Research
  3. Two 3-4 credit courses in two of the three Professional Development distribution areas   
    • Applied Environmental Sciences
    • Scientific Communication
    • Environmental Statistics
  4. One seminar for each year in residence of the program (up to 4)
  5. Elective courses approved by the student's advisory committee including at least one 700 level course. 

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