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.  

A Bachelor's degree in the natural sciences, life sciences, bioengineering or related discipline, including a minimum grade of C in the following courses:

  1. Four semesters of Biology, including Biochemistry
  2. Two semesters of Physics
  3. Four semesters of Chemistry
  4. Two semesters of Calculus
  5. Two semesters of Molecular Biology/Molecular Genetics are recommended 

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

  1. Foundational Course: MEES 680- Cell and Molecular Biology for Environmental Scientists - Genes to Ecosystems
  2. A minimum of three Professional Development courses from the four subject areas, including a course in Applied Environmental Sciences
    • Applied Environmental Sciences (*required) 
    • Responsible Conduct of Research 
    • Scientific Communication
    • Environmental Statistics
  3. One seminar for each year in residence of the program (up to 4)
  4. Elective courses approved by the student's advisory committee including at least one 700 level course. 

For information regarding faculty members who are associated with Environment and Society, see the link below.