Program Details

Interdisciplinary expertise in the social and natural sciences combined with advanced technologies enhances this MS degree.
Program Type:
Full Degree
Degree Level:
Environmental Science

Program Overview

Program Description:
Our Master of Science degree in Environmental Science and Policy brings interdisciplinary expertise in the social and natural sciences together with advanced technologies, such as remote sensing and geographic information systems, to prepare students to effectively address complex environmental problems. Our program graduates will be able to: -Develop solutions to the increasingly urgent problems resulting from human impacts on the environment; -Contribute to efforts to better understand and respond to those impacts; and -Protect and manage environmental resources in the face of population growth and economic change. Two focus tracks - Applied Environmental Science and Society-Environment -Interactions are available for students pursing an M.S. degree in Environmental Science and Policy. Graduates of the Master of Science in Environmental Science and Policy program at USF St. Petersburg will be highly skilled and imaginative individuals, prepared for leadership roles in local, state, and federal agencies; non-profit organizations working to ameliorate environmental concerns; and private scientific, research, environmental and engineering firms. Our graduates will have the analytical skills to understand and impact the socio-cultural and political context in which environmental problems are created and ameliorated, and the scientific expertise to fully explore and analyze the consequences of ongoing environmental change and interaction.

Additional Program Information

The University of South Florida St. Petersburg is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award degrees at the baccalaureate and master's levels.

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