The non-thesis track entails 36 semester hours (sh), of which 15 must be at the 6000 level and may include up to 3 sh of internship. The remaining hours must be 5000 level or higher. With approval from the faculty advisor, some of these hours may be completed outside of the department.
Students who select or are advised into the non-thesis track must maintain an active discourse with, and seek advice from the Graduate Coordinator regarding program requirements. Non-thesis students will be given a Comprehensive Exam by the end of the student’s last semester of residence. Students will be required to demonstrate competence in their area of emphasis as well as ability to relate this competence to practical environmental problems.