Students are required to take 4 electives (16 elective units).

One elective must come from each category.


One course from Category A

Environmental Regulation & Policy

UPPP 205Environmental Economics & Policy
UPPP 224Environmental Politics & Policy
UPPP 244Land Use Policy
UPPP 252Environmental Law & Policy
UPPP 270Environmental Ethics
UPPP 275Special Topics (Rotating)
Bio Sci E189Environmental Ethics

One course from Category B

Organismal Biology and Diversity

EEB 275Wildlife Ecology and Sampling
EEB 271Marine Research & Conservation
Bio Sci E160 and E160LBiology of Birds
Bio Sci E184Ecology and Diversity of Insects

One course from Category C

Earth & Environmental Science

Eco Evo 227Plant Physiological Ecology
ESS 222Global Climate Change & Impacts
ESS 238Satellite Remote Sensing for Earth System Science
ESS 266Global Biogeochemical Cycles

The fourth elective course may be taken in any of the above categories or from the following:

STATS 240Multivariate Statistical Method
UPPP 235GIS Problem Solving in Planning

Please note that each elective course is not offered every quarter or every year. The MCRS Academic Coordinator works with students to identify and plan their elective courses.

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