The thesis-based Great Lakes Ecosystem Science program primarily is designed to prepare graduates for research careers in academia, industry, and governmental agencies, but graduates also will be prepared for careers in consulting firms and non-governmental organizations.
The MA master’s degree will consist of 30 credits as follows:
A. Required Core Courses (12 cr)
- Great Lakes Ecosystem Science (GLC 535, 3 cr)
- Geographic Information Systems (GIS) (GEG 525, or GEG 528, or GEG 529, 3 cr)
- Quantitative data analysis (BIO 670, or equivalent, 3 cr)
- Great Lakes Seminar (GLC 600, 1 cr; students will take three times = 3 cr total)
B. Electives (12 cr)
- Appropriate Biology, Chemistry, Earth Sciences, and Geography and Planning courses selected by advisement.
C. Thesis (6 cr)
If you have questions about this program, please contact:
Chair of Geography & Planning, GLES program contact
Classroom Building A213
Phone: (716) 878-6736
Fax: (716) 878-4009