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Environmental Studies, Duke 3-2 Program

 

Florida Southern College has a Cooperative College 3-2 Program with Duke University in which students who are interested in pursuing a graduate degree in Environmental Studies can obtain a Bachelor’s and a Master’s degree in a total of five years.

Students majoring in Environmental Studies can pursue either a Bachelor of Science (BS) or a Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree at Florida Southern. Most of their Bachelor’s degree graduation requirements will be fulfilled in the three years a student spends at FSC. The remaining Bachelor’s degree requirements and the Master’s degree requirements will be fulfilled in the Duke University graduate program.

Criteria for Admission to the Program

Students are eligible to apply to the Duke School of the Environment for the Master of Environmental Management or the Master of Forestry if they hold a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university or they have completed at least three years of study at a college participating in the Cooperative College 3-2 Program.

 Download the Statement of Prerequisite Coursework

Overall Program Requirements

Prerequisites for the Duke University Nicholas School of the Environment Professional Degree Programs.

  1. MAT 2050 Applied Calculus, 4 credit hours
  2. MAT 2022 Elementary Statistics, 4 credit hours
  3. Students should also have a background in natural or social sciences appropriate to the area of specialization they choose to pursue.
  4. Each area of specialization also has its own prerequisites listed below.
    • Coastal Environmental Management (CEM): ECO 2205 Principles of Microeconomics, 4 credit hours
    • Environmental Economics and Policy (EEC): ECO 2205 Principles of Microeconomics, 4 credit hours
    • Ecosystem Science and Conservation (ESC): BIO/ENV 3150 Ecology, 4 credit hours. (ECO 2205 Principles of Microeconomics, 4 credit hours is also recommended). Energy and the Environment (EE): ECO 2205 Principles of Microeconomics, 4 credit hours Ecotoxicology and Environmental Health (EEH): CHE 1111 Principles of Chemistry I, 4 credit hours. (CHE 2221 Organic Chemistry I, 4 credit hours, and BIO/ENV 3150 Ecology, 4 credit hours are also recommended.)
    • Forest Resource Management (FRM): BIO/ENV 3150 Ecology, 4 credit hours and ECO 2205 Principles of Microeconomics, 4 credit hours
    • Global Environmental Change (GEC): BIO 1500 Biological Essentials, 4 credit hours and an introductory course in Earth Science/Geology are recommended.
    • Water Resources Management (WRM): ECO 2205 Principles of Microeconomics, 4 credit hours. (CHE 1011Chemical Foundations for the Biological Sciences, 4 credits and PHY 2010 General Physics I, 4 credits are recommended.)

Learn more about these individual programs of study  

For More Information Contact

Dr. Eric Kjellmark
Coordinator of Environmental Studies
863.680.6284
ekjellmark@flsouthern.edu

Sarah A. Phillips
Program Coordinator
Duke Marine Lab 252.504.7531
sarah.anne.phillips@duke.edu

 

Application Procedures

The application deadline for the Duke University Nicholas School of the Environment Professional Degree Programs is in early January to apply for the following fall. All applicants are required to provide:

  • GRE scores
  • Personal statement
  • Official FSC transcripts
  • Three letters of recommendation

A resume’ is suggested, but not required.

Learn more about the application requirements for the Nicholas School of the Environment Master’s programs  

Learn more about how to apply for a MEM or MF On-Campus or contact Sarah Phillips with any questions at: sarah.anne.phillips@duke.edu.

Four Year Suggested Sequence

BS in Environmental Studies, Duke 3-2 Program

With careful advising for electives, the above student has more than 40 Gen Ed SLO hours and has met all but one Gen Ed SLO requirement by the end of their junior year. The remaining Gen Ed SLO, Effective Communication C, should be fulfilled by the Duke Masters programs. All major requirements are also fulfilled by the junior year with the exception of 8 credits at the 3000 level or above. This too should be fulfilled by the Duke Masters programs.

Year 1
Fall Spring
  • BIO 1500 Biological Essentials (4 credits)*
  • POS 1115 Intro. to  American Political Science (4 credits)*
  • OR Other Soc. Sci. Elect. (BS degree) (4 credits)*
  • Gen Ed SLO Effective Communication Cat A (4 credits)**
  • CHE 1011 Chemical Foundations I (4 credits)*
  • OR CHE 1111 Principles of Chemistry (4 credits)*
  • BIO 223 General Zoology (4 credits)
  • Gen Ed SLO Effective Communication Cat A (4 credits)**
  • HRT 2100 Introduction to Horticultural Science (4 credits)
  • OR Other Environmental Studies Elective (4 credits)
  • CHE 1015/1017 Intro. to Org. and Biochem. & Chem. Analysis (4 credits)
  • OR CHE 1112 Principles of Chemistry II (4 credits)
TOTAL: 16 Credits TOTAL: 16 Credits
Year 2
Fall Spring
  • BIO 2235 General Botany (4 credits)
  • BIO 2201 Environmental Science (4 credits)
  • MAT 2032 Biostatistics1 (4 credits)*
  • OR MAT 2022 (4) Elementary Statistics1 (4 credits)*
  • Envir. Studies Elective 3000 level (4 credits)
  • BIO 2200 Environmental Issues (4 credits)*
  • PHI 2204 Ethics (4 credits)*
  • ECO 2205 Principles of Microeconomics (4 credits)
  • Gen. Ed SLO Fine Arts Elective (4 credits)
TOTAL: 16 Credits TOTAL: 16 Credits
Year 3
Fall Spring
  • BIO 3150 Ecology (4 credits)
  • Envir. Studies Elective 3000 level (4 credits)
  • Gen Ed SLO Social World Elective (4 credits)*
  • MAT 2050 Applied Calculus (BS degree) (4 credits)*
  • BIO 4460 Intro to Ecology Research (2 credits)*
  • BIO 2320 Aquatic Microbial Diversity (4 credit)
  • BIO 3400 Microbiology
  • Gen Ed SLO Meaning and Value Elective (4 credits)*
  • Gen Ed SLO Effective Communication B (4 credits)*
  • BIO 4461/4462 Research:  Ecology (4 credits)*
  • Gen Ed SLO Wellness course (2 credits)*
TOTAL: 18 Credits TOTAL: 18 Credits
Year 4
Fall Spring
  • Masters thesis project at Duke University
  • Masters thesis project at Duke University

* Meets a Gen Ed SLO.
** Good written communication skills are absolutely necessary: therefore, it is imperative that you take more courses in this area than the minimum required to fulfill the Gen Ed SLO.