Students are required to take 4 electives (16 elective units). Below is a list of electives students are permitted to take.


Environmental Regulation & Policy

UPPP 205 Environmental Economics & Policy
UPPP 207 Land Use Law
UPPP 221 Public Policy
UPPP 224 Environmental Politics & Policy
UPPP 232 Water Policy and Planning
UPPP 244 Land Use Policy
UPPP 252 Environmental Law & Policy
UPPP 260 Policy and Ethics
UPPP 272 Site Development
UPPP 275 Special Topics (Rotating)
UPPP 276 Planning For Sustainable Cities
UPPP 270 Environmental Ethics
UPPP 277 Site Planning and Design


Organismal Biology and Diversity

EEB 275 Wildlife Ecology and Sampling
EEB 203A Evolution and Conservation
EE 203B Marine Conservation Techniques
Bio Sci E184 Ecology and Diversity of Insects
Bio Sci E160 Biology of Birds
Bio Sci E160L Bio of Birds Lab
Bio Sci   E179 Limnology & Freshwater


Earth & Environmental Science

Eco Evo 227 Plant Physiological Ecology
ESS 138/238 Satellite Remote Sensing for Earth System Science
ESS 140 Advanced Geology
ESS 154 Ecosystem Services
ESS 200 Global Physical Climate
ESS 204 Human Systems
ESS 242 Advanced Atmospheric Chemistry


Technical Skills

UPPP 235 GIS Problem Solving in Planning
EE 203B Advanced Quantitative Methods

Please note, the courses above are approved electives for MCRS students. However, there is no guarantee that each course will be offered. The courses are scheduled by each department and are subject to change. The MCRS Academic Coordinator works with students to identify their elective choices.

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