Ecosystem Management (PSM)
144 McCollum Science Hall
Cedar Falls, IA 50614
Head: Dr. David Saunders, Professor
Phone: (319) 273-2456
Graduate Coordinator: Dr. David Saunders
Phone: (319) 273-2456
Read the UNI Catalog description:
This P.S.M. degree prepares students for career opportunities in conservation and restoration-related businesses, government agencies, and nonprofit organizations. Emphasis is placed on blending ecosystem analysis, management and restoration skills with an understanding of business and other organizational environments, and the degree includes a team project and an internship experience. Admission is restricted to students with a GPA of 3.00 or higher and a B.A. or B.S. in Biology, Ecology or related field. Majors in Agriculture, Geography and other related applied disciplines must take or have taken an introductory biology sequence to be considered. To be admitted, students must also have had an upper level course with significant plant taxonomy or systematics content, and an upper level Ecology course.
Students interested in this program must submit a completed Application for Admission to Graduate Study and should contact the Department of Biology for other admission requirements. Graduate information and application for graduate admission can be found at www.grad.uni.edu/admission.
The Graduate Record Examination (General Test) is not required for admission to the program.
Only graduate courses (course numbers 5000 or above) will apply to a graduate degree, even if the undergraduate course number (4999 or less) is listed. No exceptions will be made.
This major is available on the non-thesis option only. A minimum of 30 semester hours is required. A minimum of 18 semester hours of 200/6000-level course work is required.
Advanced Analytical Techniques
Science and Science Education:
Business Management for Science Professionals
Team-Based Problem Solving
Professional Science Master's Seminar (2 hrs.)
Professional Science Master's Internship
Electives (must be 100g/5000-level or above): *
Students having completed at least one course in Group A, or their equivalent, may select electives from Group B.
Fire Management in Ecosystems
Wildlife Ecology and Management
Applied Statistical Methods for Research
Soils and Landscapes
Geographic Information Systems II
Global Positioning System Field Survey Methods
Regional Analysis and Planning
Remote Sensing of the Environment
Iowa Lakeside Laboratory: **
Watershed Hydrology and Surficial Processes
Soil Genesis and Landscape Relationships
Students can take no more than 4 credit hours of Iowa Lakeside Laboratory (IA LL/890) courses.