|Major Code: 8135
||Degree Awarded: Master of Science
|Delivery Mode(s): Classroom
||Admission Status: Graduate
|Admission Materials: Letters of recommendation, résumé/CV, objectives, transcripts
||Location(s): Main Campus - Melbourne
Environmental resource management is a subject of state, national and international significance. Resource managers in the public, private and nonprofit sectors face increasingly complex technical problems that cut across many educational disciplines. In addition to the fundamentals of environmental processes, managers must be knowledgeable in the local and global cause and effect relationships of human activities in the development and use of environmental resources. Resource managers must also understand the legal, business and regulatory aspects of resource management. Recognizing these multidisciplinary needs, the master’s degree program in environmental resource management is associated with various program offerings at Florida Tech and includes both university coursework and an internship with a regulatory agency, NGO or private company that manages environmental resources. Graduates are well prepared to effectively interact with scientists, engineers, managers, busines leaders and politicians.
Students applying for admission to the environmental resources management program should have undergraduate majors in science or engineering or sufficient coursework in the physical and life sciences and engineering to readily understand the fundamental biological, chemical and physical relationships important in environmental resource management. In some instances, additional preparatory work in some areas may be required at the beginning of the program. The prospective student is advised of such requirements before final acceptance. Each applicant is strongly encouraged to arrange for a conference regarding program content and qualifications with faculty and the program chair or another faculty member before arriving on campus to begin an academic program.
General admission requirements and application procedures are presented under Graduate Academic Information .
The degree requires the satisfactory completion of 30 credit hours of required and elective courses. Included in the total are 18 credit hours of required courses and internship and 12 credit hours of elective topics as specified in a master’s program plan developed in conjunction with the student’s advisor. An internship document is required by the academic unit, and the student makes an oral presentation of the internship assignment to the student’s internship advisory committee. Internship registration must be continuous from the initial registration until graduation.