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EIU Master of Science in Sustainability

Natural Resources Option

With the increased demand of resources and the damage to sensitive natural sites, protection of environmental areas is of critical importance. Professionals in this field are tasked with the protection of the environment and sustainably using its natural resources. With multiple online courses available, this program offers the flexibility to pursue a Master’s degree around your busy schedule.

After graduation

Examples of positions for graduates include:

  • Natural Resources Project Manager
  • Environmental Steward
  • Natural Resources Communication Consultant
  • Sustainability Coordinator
  • Conservation Corps Director
  • Sustainability Strategist
  • Environmental Program Coordinator
  • Natural Resource Scientist
  • Environmental Specialist

REQUIRED COURSEWORK: 18 credits

  • *CERE 5100 - Introduction to Sustainability
  • *GEO 5200 - Human Impact and the Environment
  • CMN/ENG 5260 - Science and Technical Communication
  • PLS 4763 - Environmental Politics and Policy
  • *PLS 4793 - Civic and Non-Profit Leadership or TEC 5103 Leadership in Technology (online and F2F)
  • TEC 5143 - Research in Technology (online and F2F) or PLS 5054 - Applied Research Methods in Public Policy or CMN 5040 - Communication Research Methods

Natural Resources Electives (15 credits) - Select 5:

  • *FMD 4772 - Sustainability and Social Change
  • BIO 4812 - Fish Ecology Management
  • BIO 4816 - Conservation Biology
  • BIO 5200 - Study of Biotic Communities
  • BIO 5200 - Stream Ecology
  • BIO 5204 - Ecotoxicology and Bio. Monitoring of Pollution
  • BIO 5209 - Community Ecology
  • *BIO 5333 - Bioenergy and Bioresources
  • GEO 5810 - Introduction to Geographic Information Sciences
  • CERE 5983 - Practicum
  • *CERE 5953 - Sustainability Research (online and F2F)

*Courses are offered online

TOTAL REQUIRED HOURS: 33 HRS

* Printable one-sheet (pdf)

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Contact Information

Dr. Nichole Hugo
Assistant Professor &
Graduate Coordinator of Sustainability

600 Lincoln Ave,
Charleston, IL 61920
(217) 581-8595
nhugo@eiu.edu


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