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Department of Environmental Sciences

The Department of Environmental Sciences offers a Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) degree to students who have successfully completed a minimum of 96 credits of required courses provided that they satisfy the standards set by the University and the Faculty.

The Department of Environmental Sciences trains students to understand the scientific basis of the environmental crisis, as well as the social, political and economic factors that affect environmental problems and solutions. The B.Sc. in Environmental Sciences provides breadth in the physical and life sciences and depth in a chosen area of scientific concentration, either aquatic resources or land resources management. Students can also choose the premedical track, and thus have the opportunity to pursue a career in Medicine. Initiated in the proper research and scientific approaches, our students have the option of becoming scientists, managers, planners, decision makers, community activists, or pursue graduate studies.

Graduate Program in Environmental Sciences
The department of Environmental Sciences, in collaboration with the Université du Littoral, Côte D’Opale (ULCO), France, offers a two year Master of Science degree in Environmental Sciences. Students successfully completing the requirements of the Program will receive a Double Master’s Degree, one from each institution. Students must complete a total of 24 credits or equivalent of core courses and 6 credits or equivalent of either a Master Research Thesis or Master Professional Project.

Master Research Thesis/Master Professional Project
Upon admission, each student will be supported by an advisor to aid in the planning, implementation and successful completion of the requirements for graduation.

The Program offers students, in parallel to the regular Master Research Thesis, the option to graduate with a Professional Master by carrying out a Master Professional Project. Both alternatives are available in the last two semesters where the student will have to choose between the two options to fill the 6-credit requirement for graduation. The Master Research Thesis/Master Professional Project can be carried out in collaboration with any Faculty/Institute within the UOB or ULCO as well as at external research centers, government institutions, industries and community-based organizations.

In addition, and according to performance, students will have the option to follow their Master Research Thesis/Master Professional Project at the premises of ULCO in France.

For more information, download the catalog.

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