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Interdisciplinary Ecology Curriculum

Social-Ecological System, depicting the potential scope of study for Interdisciplinary Ecology students. Mapping your research interests within the framework will identify appropriate coursework to enlarge and discipline your thinking. The core section of the diagram identifies human behaviors and activities that integrate social and natural systems in relation to natural resources and the environment
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Students should refer to the requirements and a sample schedule for the Master's degree and Ph.D. degree.

Courses approved and available for credit in the Interdisciplinary Ecology degrees are listed below. If you want to take an elective course not on this preapproved list, please send a request and a copy of the course syllabus to the Director for review.

Warning: If you are on a UF assistantship or UF fellowship, you SHOULD NOT enroll in online courses (designated "WEB" on the ISIS website) or off-book courses without first consulting with the Academic Coordinator. If you ask the department offering a course to register you individually for a course, you MUST ask them if it is an off-book course. Your assistantship or fellowship cannot pay the tuition for many of these courses.

Ecology course requirement:

For the Master's or the Ph.D. degree, a graduate course in principles of ecology and one in ecology of a particular type of ecosystem are required.† Once taken during the Master's degree, these requirements are satisfied for the purposes of the Ph.D. in Interdisciplinary Ecology. If you took a comprehensive Principles of Ecology course as an undergraduate, you may meet the two-course requirement by either taking one graduate-level Principles of Ecology course and one Ecology-Particular Systems course or taking two Particular System courses from the lists below.† For a Ph.D. student, equivalent course work taken during Master's studies meets this requirement if approved by your Supervisory Committee.

Advice on selection of courses in the category Perspectives and Elaborations of Ecological Theory:

To gain a balanced knowledge of evolutionary and systems ecology, you should try to take one course each in general-population-community ecology and one in systems ecology.† If you do not study systems ecology, you will miss much of the predictive power of ecological theory; for this purpose, EES 5305C, EES 6301, or PCB 5338 are recommended.

Core Subject Subcategories

Principles of Ecology Courses

A Principles of Ecology graduate course is required for Master's and Ph.D programs. If previous course credit is approved by the director and determined to be equivalent to one of these classes, a course in Particular Perspective and Systems may be taken in place of this requirement.

Name Title Credits Term
ALS 5156 Agricultural Ecology Principles & Applications 3 Fall
EES 5305C Ecological & General Systems 3 Fall
PCB 5338 Principles of Ecosystem Ecology 3 Fall
WIS 6934 Topics in Wildlife and Range Sciences: Wildlife Ecology and Management 3 Fall, Spring
ZOO 6927 (PCB 4043C) General Ecology 4 Fall, Spring
 

Particular Perspectives and Systems Ecology Courses

A Particular Perspectives and Systems Ecology graduate course and a Principles of Ecology course are required for Master's and Ph.D programs. If previous course credit is approved by the director and determined to be equivalent to a Principles of Ecology courses, two courses in Particular Perspective and Systems may be taken to fulfill this 2 course requirement.

Name Title Credits Term
Core Course (FAS 5901 is recommended for new master's students)

FAS 5901 Scientific Thinking in Ecology 2 Fall

Perspectives and Elaborations of Ecological Theory

ANG 6086 Historical Ecology 3 Spring
ALS 5932 Special Topics: Ethnoecology 3 Varies
ALS 6932 Principles of Agroecology 3 Varies
EES 5305C Ecological & General Systems 3 Fall
EES 6007 Advanced Energy and Environment 3 Varies
EES 6301 Comparative Approaches in Systems Ecology 3 By Demand
PCB 5046C Advanced Ecology 3 Fall, Odd Years
PCB 5338 Principles of Ecosystem Ecology 3 Fall
PCB 5415C Advanced Ecology 4 Spring
PCB 6447C Community Ecology 4 Spring Even Years
WIS 5555C Conservation Biology 3 Fall
WIS 6455 Wildlife Population Ecology 3 Spring
WIS 6468C Pattern and Process in Landscape Ecology 3 Spring
ZOO 6927 Special Topics in Zoology: Macroecology 3 By Demand

Particular Ecological Systems and Sectors

BOT 5695 Ecosystems of Florida 3-4 Spring Odd Years
EES 6301 Comparatie Approaches in Systems Ecology 3 By Demand
EES 6308C Wetland Ecology 3 Fall
EES 6318 Principles of Industrial Ecology 3 Fall
EES 6356 Estuarine Systems 3 Spring
ENV 6932 Special Problems in Environmental Engineering: Springs Ecosystems 3 By Demand
ENY 6203 Insect Ecology 3 Fall
ENY 6203L Insect Ecology Laboratory 1 Fall
FAS 5276C Field Ecology of Aquatic Organisms 4 Summer
FAS 6932 Special Topics in Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences: Marine Ecological Processes 3 By Demand
FAS 6932 Special Topics in Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences: Plankton Ecology 3 By Demand
LAS 6938 Special Topics in Modern Latin American Studies:
Ecological Principles for Development Professionals
3 By Demand
NEM 6201 Nematode Ecology 3 Fall, Odd Years
PCB 5307C Limnology 3 Spring
PCB 5356 Tropical Ecology 3 Fall
PCB 6377C Physiological Ecology of Vertebrates 4 Fall
PCB 6496C Stream Ecology 4 Fall
PLS 6623 Invasion Ecology (formerly 'Weed Ecology') 3 Spring, Even Years
SWS 5050 Soils for Environmental Professionals 4 Fall, Spring
SWS 5235 South Florida Ecosystems 3 Summer
SWS 5305C Soil Microbial Ecology 3 Fall
SWS 6323 Advanced Microbial Ecology 3 Spring
WIS 6444 Advanced Wetlands Ecology 4 Fall
WIS 6452 Wildlife Ecology 3 Fall, Odd Years
WIS 6934 Topics in Wildlife and Range Sciences:
An Introduction to Tropical Ecology and Conservation
3 By Demand
WIS 6934 Topics in Wildlife and Range Sciences:
Climate Change Ecology
3 By Demand
ZOO 6542 Nutrition Ecology 3 Varies
 

Natural Science Courses

Students are required to undertake advanced study of three domains of thought that are integral to interdisciplinary ecology: resource-related natural sciences, environment-oriented social sciences, and sustainability studies. This distribution requirement applies separately (iteratively, without double-counting) to the M.S. and Ph.D. programs. During the Ph.D. program, a new course must be taken in each of the three distribution areas, Natural Science, Social Science, and Sustainable Studies; a course from previous M.S. work may not be substituted. Choice of specific courses is custom-fitted by the student and Supervisory Committee to meet the student's needs while linking the three domains of thought to fundamental ecological theory. The remaining choices of electives are at the discretion of the student (with Committee approval) to follow interests or pursue a concentration. All the elective courses identified here are designated as courses in the major except for LAW courses (LAW courses do not automatically count for graduate credit and must be petitioned to the Graduate School for routine approval for graduate credit).

Name Title Credits Term
Core Course (EVR 6320 is required for all students)

EVR 6320 Sustainable Natural Resource Management 3 Spring

Ecosystem & Natural Resource Management

ABE 5643C Biological Systems Modeling 3 Fall
ANG 6930 Special Topics in Anthropology: Hunter-Gatherers 3 By Demand
AOM 6932 Special Topics in Agricultural Operations Management:
Principles and Issues in Environmental Hydrology
3 By Demand
BOT 5655C Physiological Plant Ecology 3 Varies
BOT 5685C Tropical Botany 5 Summer
BOT 5695C Ecosystems of Florida 3-4 Spring, Odd
BOT 5725C Taxonomy of Vascular Plants 4 Spring, Odd
BOT 6935 Special Topics: Ecology and Natural History of the Tropics 1-4 By Demand
EES 5207 Environmental Chemistry 3 Fall, Spring
EES 6308C Wetland Ecology 3 Varies
EES 6356 Estuarine Systems 3 Varies
ENV 6441 Water Resources Planning and Management 3 Varies
ENV 6511 Biological Wastewater Treatment 3 Varies
ENV 6932 Special Problems in Environmental Engineering 1-4 By Demand
ENV 6935 Graduate Environmental Engineering Seminar: Adaptive Management 3 By Demand
ENY 6166 Insect Classification 3 Varies
ENY 6203 Insect Ecology 3 Varies
ENY 6203L Insect Ecology Laboratory 3 Varies
FAS 6932 Special Topics in Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 3 By Demand
FOR 5159 Ecology and Restoration of Longleaf Pine Ecosystems 3 Varies
FOR 5756 Non-Timber Forest Products 3 By Demand
FOR 6154 Analysis of Forest Ecosystems 3 Varies
FOR 6170 Tropical Forestry 3 By Demand
FOR 6170 Tropical Forestry 3 Varies
FOR 6934 Topics in Forest Resources and Conservation 3 By Demand
HOS 6932 Special Topics: Advanced Restoration Ecology 3 By Demand
LAA 6231 Landscape Architecture Theory 3 Varies
LAS 6938 Seminar in LAS: Ecological Principles for Development Professionals 3 By Demand
LEI 5255 Outdoor Recreation and Park Management 3 Varies
LEI 6557 Recreation Management/Development in Coastal Zone 3 Varies
PCB 5307C Limnology 4 Varies
PCB 5338 Principles of Ecosystem Ecology 3 Varies
PCB 5356C Tropical Ecology 3 Varies
PHC 6937 Special Topics in PHC: Aquatic Systems and Environmental Health 3 Varies
PLS 6623 Weed Ecology 3 Varies
SWS 5050 Soils for Environmental Professionals 4 Fall, Spring
SWS 5115 Environmental Nutrient Management 3 Varies
SWS 5132 Tropical Soil Management 3 Varies
SWS 5235 South Florida Ecosystems 3 Varies
SWS 5247 Hydric Soils 3 Varies
SWS 5305C Soil Microbial Ecology 3 Varies
SWS 5308 Ecology of Waterborne Pathogens 3 Varies
SWS 5551 Soils, Water, and Public Health 3 Varies
SWS 6932 Topics in Soils: Sustainable Agriculture and Urban Land Management 3 Varies
SWS 6932 Topics in Soils: Forest and Soil Ecosystem Services 3 Varies
SWS 6932 Topics in Soils: Florida Lake Management 3 Varies
VME 6602 General Toxicology 3 Varies
VME 6063 Advanced Toxicology 3 Varies
WIS 5323C Impact of Diseases on Wildlife Populations 3 See Description
WIS 5521 Plant-Animal Interactions 3 Even Years
WIS 6444 Advanced Wetlands Ecology 4 Varies
WIS 6452 Wildlife Ecology 3 Fall Odd
WIS 6455 Wildlife Population Ecology 3 Spring
WIS 6466 Wildlife Population Modeling 3 Spring Even
WIS 6468C Pattern and Process in Landscape Ecology 3 Spring
WIS 6575 Mammalian Carnivores: Conservation and Management Issues 2 Spring Odd
WIS 6934 Topics in Wildlife and Range Sciences:
Foundations of Wildlife Ecology: Theory and Application
3 Varies
WIS 6934 Topics in Wildlife and Range Sciences:
Systematic Planning of Conservation Projects
3 Varies
WIS 6934 Topics in Wildlife and Range Sciences:
Advanced Topics in Population Ecology
2 Varies
Zoo 6927 Special Topics in Zoology: Scales in Ecosystems 3 Varies
Zoo 6927 Special Topics in Zoology: Ecological Basis of Tropical Conservation 3 Varies
Zoo 6927 Special Topics in Zoology: Concepts of Adaptive Management 3 Varies

Natural Resource Conservation

FAS 5203C Biology of Fishes 4 Varies
FAS 5335C Applied Fisheries Statistics 3 Varies
FAS 6932 Special Topics in FAS: Fisheries Management and Ecology 4 Varies
FOR 5159 Ecology and Restoration of the Longleafe Pine Ecosystem 3 Varies
GEO 5305 Environmental Biogeography 3 Varies
GLY 5827 Ground Water Geology 3 Varies
SWS 5235 South Florida Ecosystems 3 Varies
SWS 6262 Soil Contamination & Remediation 3 Varies
SWS 6448 Biogeochemistry of Wetlands 3 Varies
WIS 5555C Conservation Biology 3 Fall
WIS 6452 Wildlife Ecology 3 Fall Odd
WIS 6934 Topics in Wildlife and Range Sciences:
An Introduction to Tropical Ecology and Conservation
3 Varies
VME 6934 Topics in VME: Aquatic Animal Conservation Issues 3 Varies

Cultivated Natural Resources

AGR 5277C Tropical Crop Production 3 Varies
AGR 5444 Ecophysiology of Crop Plants 3 Varies
AGR 5511 Crop Ecology 3 Varies
AGR 6233 Tropical Grassland Agroecosystems 3 Varies
AGR 6422C Environmental Crop Nutrition 3 Varies
AGR 6932 Topics in Agronomy: Bioenergy Crops 3 Varies
ALS 5106 Food & the Environment 3 Varies
FNR 5335 Agroforestry 3 Varies
FOR 5161 Forest Productivity & Health 3 Varies
FOR 6170 Tropical Forestry 3 Varies
FOR 6340 Physiology of Forest Trees 3 Varies
GEO 5809 Geography of World Agriculture 3 Varies
WIS 6934 Topics in Wildlife and Range Sciences: Wildlife and Agriculture 3 Varies

Biophysical Systems & Processes

ABE 5646 Biological and Agricultural Systems Simulation 3 Varies
ABE 5663 Advanced Applied Microbial Biotechnology 3 Varies
CHM 5224 Basic Principles for Organic Chemistry 3 Varies
CHM 5235 Organic Spectroscopy 3 Varies
CHM 5275 The Organic Chemistry of Polymers 2 Varies
CHM 6154 Chemical Separations 3 Varies
EES 5245 Water Quality Analysis 3 Varies
EES 5305C Ecological and General Systems 3 Varies
EES 6007 Advanced Energy & Environment 3 Varies
EES 6145 Environmental Meteorology & Oceanography 3 Varies
EES 6208 Principles of Water Chemistry I 3 Varies
EES 6225 Atmospheric Chemistry 3 Varies
EES 6405 Environmental Toxicology 3 Varies
ENV 6508 Wetland Hydrology 3 Varies
ENV 6932 Special Problems in ENV: Stormwater Control Systems 3 Varies
FAS 6171 Applied Phycology 3 Varies
FAS 6932 Special Topics in FAS: Fish and Water Quality 3 Varies
GEO 6255 Climatology 3 Varies
GEO 6938 Selected Topics in Geography: Fluvial Morphology 3 Varies
GEO 6938 Selected Topics in Geography: Land Cover Use: Land Change 3 Varies
GIS 5306 GIS Applications in Environmental Systems 3 Varies
GLY 6075 Global Climate Change: Past, Present, & Future 3 Varies
GLY 5241C Geochemistry 3 Varies
HOS 5711 Phytochemicals in Food and Health 2 Varies
OCP 5293 Coastal Processes 3 Varies
OCP 6050 Physical Oceanography 3 Varies
SWS 5605C Environmental Soil Physics 3 Varies
SWS 6932 Topics in Soils: Earth System Analysis 3 Varies
SWS 6932 Topics in Soils: Environmental Biogeochemistry 3 Varies
URP 6526 Special Topics: Geographical Genetics 3 Varies
 

Social Sciences Subject Area

Students are required to undertake advanced study of three domains of thought that are integral to interdisciplinary ecology: resource-related natural sciences, environment-oriented social sciences, and sustainability studies. This distribution requirement applies separately (iteratively, without double-counting) to the M.S. and Ph.D. programs. During the Ph.D. program, a new course must be taken in each of the three distribution areas, Natural Science, Social Science, and Sustainable Studies; a course from previous M.S. work may not be substituted. Choice of specific courses is custom-fitted by the student and Supervisory Committee to meet the student's needs while linking the three domains of thought to fundamental ecological theory. The remaining choices of electives are at the discretion of the student (with Committee approval) to follow interests or pursue a concentration. All the elective courses identified here are designated as courses in the major except for LAW courses (LAW courses do not automatically count for graduate credit and must be petitioned to the Graduate School for routine approval for graduate credit).

Name Title Credits Term
Core Course (The following core courses are recommended for all students)

FOR 5615 Forest Conservation & Management Policies & Issues 3 Varies
FOR 6934 Topics in Forest Resources and Conservation: Natural Resource Policy & Economics 3 Varies
FYC 6330 Theories of Community Development 3 Varies
LAS 6290 Tropical Conservation and Development 3 Varies
SYD 6517 Seminar in Environment and Society 3 Varies
SYA 7933 Special Study in Sociology: Environmental Governance 3 Varies
SYA 7933 Special Study in Sociology: Environmental Inequality and Justice 3 Varies
SYA 7933 Special Study in Sociology: Population, Migration, and Environment 3 Varies

Environmental Law

LAW 6460 Land Use Planning & Control 3 Varies
LAW 6471 Environmental Law 3 Varies
LAW 6472 Natural Resources Law 3 Varies
LAW 6474 Agricultural Law 3 Varies
LAW 6930 Conservation Clinic 3 Varies
LAW 6930 Trade and Environment 3 Varies
LAW 6930 Water Law 2 Varies
LAW 6930 Wetlands and Watersheds 3 Varies
LAW 6930 Florida Land Use Law 1 Varies
LAW 6930 Seminar in Techniques of Growth Management 2 Varies
LAW 6930 Seminar on Coastal Zone Management 2 Varies
LAW 6936 Environmental Justice Seminar 2 Varies

Environmental Planning

ARC 6399 Advanced Topics in Urban Design 3 Varies
AEC 6300 Methodology of Planned Change 3 Fall
EES 6051 Advanced Environmental Planning & Design 3 Varies
ENV 6441 Water Resources Planning and Management 3 Varies
FAS 6335C Fisheries Management 4 Varies
FOR 6665 Landscape Planning for Ecotourism 3 Varies
GEO 5605 Advanced Urban Geography 3 Varies
TTE 5006 Advanced Urban Transportation Planning 3 Varies
URP 6421 Environmental Land Use Planning and Management 3 Varies
URP 6716 Transportation Policy and Planning 3 Varies

Environmental Policy, Regulation, and Management

AEC 5073 Agriculture, Resources, People, and the Environment: A Global Perspective 3 Varies
AEC 6313 From America to Zimbabwe: An Overview of International Extension Systems 3 Varies
AEB 6933 Special Topics: Natural Resource and Environmental Policy 3 Varies
ANG 6273 Legal Anthropology 3 Varies
ANG 6274 Principles of Political Anthropology 3 Varies
BOT 6927/
LAW 6930
Advances in Botany: Comparative Forest Management & Policy 3 Varies
CPO 6795 Environmental Politics 3 Varies
CPO 6796 Water Politics and Policy 3 Varies
EES 5415 Environmental Healh 3 Varies
ENV 5075 Environmental Policy 3 Varies
ENV 6932 Special Problems in ENV: Adaptive Management: People and Policy 3 Varies
ENV 6932 Special Problems in ENV: Global Environmental Policies and Institutions 3 Varies
ENV 6932 Special Problems in ENV: Envrionmental Institutions and Regulations 3 Varies
ENV 6932 Special Problems in ENV: Natural Resource and Envrionmental Policy 3 Varies
GEO 6938 Selected Topics in Geography: African Agriculture and Resources 3 Varies
GEO 6938 Selected Topics in Geography: Management of Protected Areas in Africa and the Americas 3 Varies
GEO 6938 Selected Topics in Geography: Community Conservation and Rural Development in Africa 3 Varies
INR 6352 International Environmental Relations 3 Varies
INR 6039 International Political Economy 3 Varies
LAA 6382 Ecological and Environmental Policy 3 Varies
LAS 6921 Conservation and Development Skills:
Policy Reform in Conservation and Sustainable Development
3 Varies
LAS 6921 Communication and Leadership Skills for Development Practice 3 Varies
MAN 6636 Global Strategic Management 3 Varies
PAD 6865 Development Administration 3 Varies
PHC 6313 Environmental Health Concepts in Public Health 3 Varies
PUP 6006 Policy Evaluation 3 Varies
PUP 6007 Policy Process 3 Varies
PUP 6009 Public Policy Analysis 3 Varies
PUP 6015 Comparative Policy Analysis 3 Varies
WIS 6468C Pattern and Process in Landscape Ecology 3 Spring
WIS 6544 Administration in Natural Resources 3 Spring

Environmental Education

EDF 6215 Educational Psychology: Learning Theory 3 Varies
FOR 6005 Conservation Behavior 3 Varies
FNR 5072C Environmental Education Program Development 3 Varies
MMC 6409 Science/Health Communication 3 Varies
WIS 6525 Environmental Interpretation 3 Fall Even
WIS 6578 Human Dimensions of Biological Conservation 3 Fall Odd

Ecological & Resource Economics

AEB 5167 Economic Analysis in Small Farm Livelihood Systems 3 Varies
AEB 6413 Ecological Economics Theory and Applications 3 Varies
AEB 6453 Natural Resource & Environmental Economics 3 Varies
AEB 6483 Seminar in Natural Resource & Environmental Economics 3 Varies
AEB 6933 Special Topics: International Humanitarian Assistance 3 Varies
EES 6009 Ecological Economics 3 Varies
FOR 6543 Natural Resource Economics and Valuation 3 Varies
LAS 6938 Foundations of Economic Analysis for Sustainable Development 3 Varies

Philosophy & Ethics

FAS 5901 Scientific Thinking in Ecology 3 Varies
FOR 6934 Special Topics: Ethics of Sustainability 3 Varies
PHI 5405 Philosophy of Science 3 Varies
PHI 5425 Philosophy of Social Science 3 Varies
PHI 5665 Ethical Theory I 3 Varies
REL 5195 Topics in Religion and Society: Religion, Ethics, and Nature 3 Varies
REL 5195 Topics in Religion and Society: Values and Practice 3 Varies
REL 5937 Topics in Religion and Society: Religion, Nature, and Society 3 Varies
REL 6167 Radical Environmentalism 3 Varies
WIS 6934_4_I Topics in WIS: Philosophical Basis of Biodiversity Loss 3 Varies

Risk & Cost-Benefit Analysis

AEB 6182 Agricultural Risk Analysis & Decision Making 3 Varies

Rural Sociology

AEC 6300 Methodology of Planned Change 3 Varies
AEC 6512 Program Development in Extension Education 3 Varies
AEC 6552 Evaluating Programs in Extension Education 3 Varies

Anthropology, Sociology, and Psychology

ANG 5266 Economic Anthropology 3 Varies
ANG 5354 Anthropology of Modern Africa 3 Varies
ANG 5467 Culture & Nutrition 3 Varies
ANG 5700 Applied Anthropology 3 Varies
ANG 6086 Historical Ecology 3 Varies
ANG 6110 Archeological Theory 3 Varies
ANG 6286 Seminar in Contemporary Theory: The Politics of Nature 3 Varies
ANG 6930 Special Topics in Anthropology: Health, Contamination, and Culture 3 Varies
ANG 6930 Special Topics in Anthropology: Hunter-Gatherers 3 Varies
FYC 6422 Policy Issues and Case Studies in Nonprofit Organizations 3 Varies
FYC 6620 Program Planning and Evaluation for Human Service Delivery 3 Varies
FYC 6932 Topics in FYC: Community Organizing & Practice 2 Varies
GEO 6495 Environment & Behavior 3 Varies
GEO 6558 Geography of Inequality in Africa 3 Varies
GEO 6931 Seminar in Cultural and Political Ecology 3 Varies
LAS 6938 Special Topics: Anthropology of Development in Latin America 3 Varies
LEI 6108 Contemporary Theories of recreation & Leisure 3 Varies
LEI 6895 Tourism Theory and Concepts 3 Varies
SYD 6636 Latin American Development 3 Varies
WST 6935 Special Topics in Women's Studies: Gender, Development, and Globolization 3 Varies

Environmental Context: History and Culture

ANG 5164 The Inca and their Ancestors 3 Varies
ANG 5255 Rural Peoples in the Modern World 3 Varies
ANG 5310 The North American Indian 3 Varies
ANG 5323 Peoples of Mexico and Central America 3 Varies
ANG 5330 The Tribal People of Lowland South America 3 Varies
ANG 5331 Peoples of the Andes 3 Varies
ANG 5336 The Peoples of Brazil 3 Varies
ANG 5352 Peoples of Africa 3 Varies
ANG 6930 Special Topics in Anthropology: Plants and Culture 3 Varies
LAH 5607 History of Amazonia 3 Varies
LAH 5934 Topics in Latin American History: History of Nature in the Americas 3 Varies
 

Sustainable Studies Courses

Students are required to undertake advanced study of three domains of thought that are integral to interdisciplinary ecology: resource-related natural sciences, environment-oriented social sciences, and sustainability studies. This distribution requirement applies separately (iteratively, without double-counting) to the M.S. and Ph.D. programs. During the Ph.D. program, a new course must be taken in each of the three distribution areas, Natural Science, Social Science, and Sustainable Studies; a course from previous M.S. work may not be substituted. Choice of specific courses is custom-fitted by the student and Supervisory Committee to meet the student's needs while linking the three domains of thought to fundamental ecological theory. The remaining choices of electives are at the discretion of the student (with Committee approval) to follow interests or pursue a concentration. All the elective courses identified here are designated as courses in the major except for LAW courses (LAW courses do not automatically count for graduate credit and must be petitioned to the Graduate School for routine approval for graduate credit).

Name Title Credits Term
Core Course (The following core courses are recommended for all students)

EVR 5705/
ALS 5932
Special Topics: Natural Resources and Innovation Systems 3 Varies
EVR 6320 Sustainable Natural Resource Management 3 Varies

Sustainable Development

ABE 5643C Biological Systems Modeling 3 Varies
ABE 5707C Agricultural Waste Management 3 Varies
AEB 5167 Economic Analysis in Small Farm Livelihood Systems 3 Varies
AEB 6453 Natural Resource and Environmental Economics 4 Varies
AEB 6933 Special Topics: Ecological Economics 3 Varies
AEB 6933 Special Topics: Economic Development of Latin America 3 Varies
AEC 5073 Agriculture, Resources, People, and the Environment: A Global Perspective 3 Varies
AEC 6512 Program Development in Extension Education 3 Varies
AEC 6540 Agricultural and Natural Resources Communications Theory and Strategies 3 Varies
AGR 6932 Topics in Agronomy: Agricultural and Environmental Sustainability 3 Varies
AGR 6932 Topics in Agronomy: Sustainable Agriculture System Analysis 3 Varies
ALS 5106 Food & the Environment 3 Varies
AOM 6932 Special Topics in AOM: Principles and Issues in Environmental Hydrology 3 Varies
ANG 5266 Economic Anthropology 3 Varies
ANG 5303 Women & Development 3 Varies
ANG 5702 Anthropology & Development 3 Varies
ANG 6930 Special Topics in Anthropology: Anthropology and the New Economy 3 Varies
ARC 6931 Architecture, Energy, and Ecology 3 Varies
ARC 6934 European Approach to Sustainable Design 3 Varies
BCN 6580 High Performance Green Building Delivery System 3 Varies
BCN 6585 Principles of Sustainable Construction 3 Varies
BCN 6586 Construction Ecology and Metabolism 3 Varies
BCN 6641 Construction Value Engineering 3 Varies
EES 5307 Ecological Engineering 3 Varies
EES 6007 Advanced Energy & Environment 3 Varies
EES 6009 Ecological Economics 2 Varies
EES 6051 Advanced Environmental Planning & Design 3 Varies
EML 5455 Clean Combustion Technology 2 Varies
ENV 6441 Water Resources Planning and Management 3 Varies
ENV 6932 Special Problems in ENV: Restoration Planning 3 Varies
ENV 6932 Special Problems in ENV: Adaptive Management: Water and Watershed Systems 3 Varies
ENV 6932 Special Problems in ENV: Green Engineering Design and Sustainability 3 Varies
EVR 6930 Sustainable Natural Resource Management 3 Varies
FAS 6355C Fisheries Management 4 Fall, Odd Years
FOR 5615 Forest Conservation & Managment Policies and Issues 3 Varies
FOR 6170 Tropical Forestry 3 Varies
FOR 6628 Community Forest Management 3 Varies
FOR 6934 Topics in FOR: Education for Sustainability 3 Varies
FOR 6934 Topics in FOR: Field Skills for Forest Conservation 3 Varies
FYC 6302 Sustainable Community Development 3 Varies
GEA 6419 Seminar: South America 3 Varies
GEA 6466 Seminar on Geography of Amazonia 3 Varies
GEA 6468 Resource Utilization & Conservation in Latin America 3 Varies
GEB 6930 Special Topics: Competitive Strategies in Sustainability 3 Varies
GEO 6495 Environment and Behavior 3 Varies
GEO 6938 Special Topics: Economic Principles and Tools for Conservation Managers in the Tropics 3 Varies
GEO 6938 Special Topics: Land Use Land Cover Change 3 Varies
GEO 6938 Special Topics: Management of Protected Areas in Africa and the Americas 3 Varies
GEO 6938 Special Topics: Community Conservation and Rural Development in Africa 3 Varies
ICM 6680 Principles of International Sustainable Construction 3 Varies
INR 6039 International Political Economy 3 Varies
LAS 6290 Tropical Conservation and Development 3 Varies
LAS 6291 Conservation and Development Skills: Impact of Conservation and Development Policy 3 Varies
LAS 6291 Conservation and Development Skills: Policy Reform in Conservation and Sustainable Development 3 Varies
LAS 6938 Seminar in LAS: Amazon Seminar 3 Varies
LAS 6938 Seminar in LAS: Tropical Resource 3 Varies
LAS 6938/AFS 6905 Foundations of Economics for Sustainable Development 3 Varies
LAS 6938/ANG 6930 Special Topics: Anthropology of Development in Latin America 3 Varies
LAS 6940 Sustainable Development Practice 3 Varies
LAW 6936 Environmental Justice Seminar 3 Varies
LEI 6834 Ecotourism 3 Varies
MAN 6930_5 Special Topics: Sustainability Issues in a Global Business Environment 3 Varies
LEI 6834 Ecotourism 3 Varies
SUR 6427 Land Tenure and Administration 3 Varies
SWS 5246 Water Resource Sustainability 3 Varies
SWS 6932_5 Topics in Soils: Agricultural and Environmental Sustainability 3 Varies
SYD 6636 Latin American Development 3 Varies
URP 6042 Urban Economy 3 Varies
URP 6131 Growth Management Powers I 3 Varies
URP 6132 Growth Management Powers II 3 Varies
URP 6421 Environmental Land Use Planning and Management 3 Varies
URP 6526 Health and the Built Environment 3 Varies
URP 6541 Economic Development Planning 3 Varies
URP 6542 Urban Land Economics 3 Varies
URP 6905 Advanced Environmental Planning 3 Varies
WIS 6934 Topics in WIS: Wildlife and Agriculture 3 Varies
WIS 6934 Topics in WIS: Systematic Planning of Conservation Projects 3 Varies
WIS 6934C Topics in WIS: Resilience and Sustainability 3 Varies

Human Ecology

ALS 5932 Special Topics: Ethnoecology 3 Varies
ANG 6930_5_1 Special Topics in Anthropology: Plants and Culture 3 Varies
EES 6318 Principles of Industrial Ecology 3 Varies
GEO 6938 Selected Topics in Geography: Land Use Land Cover Change 3 Varies
WST 6935 Selected Topics In Women's Studies: Gender, Development, and Globalization 3 Varies

Health and Toxicology

EES 5415 Environmental Health 3 Varies
EES 6405 Environmental Toxicology 3 Varies
ENV 5105 Foundations of Air Pollution 3 Varies
ENV 6215/6215L Health Physics/Laboratory 3 Varies
PHC 6001 Principles of Epidemiology in Public Health 3 Varies
PHC 6313 Environmental Health Concepts in Public Health 3 Varies
PHC 6406 Psychological, Behavioral, and Social Issues in Public Health 3 Varies
PHC 6313 Environmental Health Concepts in Public Health 3 Varies
PHC 6937 Special Topics in Public Health: International Health 3 Varies
PHC 6937 Special Topics in Public Health: Zoonotic Diseases in Humans and Animals 3 Varies
SWS 5551 Soils, Water, and Public Health 3 Varies
VME 6602 General Toxicology 3 Varies
VME 6605 Toxic Substances 3 Varies
VME 6606 Ecological Risk Assessment 3 Varies
VME 6607 Human Health Risk Assessment 4 Varies

Leadership Development

AEC 5454 Leadership Development for Extension and Community Nonprofit Organizations 3 Varies
AEC 6300 Methodology of Planned Change 3 Varies
FOR 6934 Topics in FOR: Education for Sustainability 3 Varies
LAS 6291 Conservation and Development Skills: Conflict and Collaboration Management 3 Varies
LAS 6291 Conservation and Development Skills: Conservation Entrepreneurship 3 Varies
LAS 6291 Conservation and Development Skills: Facilitation Skills for Collaboration Management 3 Varies
POS 6157 Community Analysis 3 Varies

Ecological Design Practicum

ARC 6391 Architecture, Energy, and Ecology 3 Varies
DCP 6391 Practicum in Sustainability and the Built Environment 6.0 Varies
URP 6341 Urban Planning Project: Advanced Landscape Architectural Design 1-4 Varies
URP 6429 Natural Resource Planning and Management 3 Varies
 

Courses for the Research Design & Methods Requirement

The following courses are pre-approved as fulfilling the Research Design and Methods requirements of the Master's and Ph.D. degrees. This list is indicative, not exhaustive. If you find other methodology courses that you and your Supervisory Committee consider appropriate for your program of study, please submit a request for approval to the† Director of Academic Programs.

Recommendation: Consider whether you need a Research Design course (consult with your advisor and supervisory committee), and if so take this course before taking Statistics or another methods course.

Name Title Credits Term
Research Strategy and Design

ALS 6046 Grant Writing for Master's and Doctoral Students 2 Varies
ANG 5485 Research Design in Anthropology 3 Varies
ANG 6091 Research Strategies in Anthropology 3 Varies
AEC 6767 Research Strategies in Agricultural Education & Communications 3 Varies
FNR 5608 Research Planning 3 Varies
FYC 6221 Grant Proposals for Community-Based Organizations 3 Varies
FYC 6800 Scientific Reasoning & Research Design 3 Varies
LAS 6293 Design and Methods of Research in Latin American Studies 3 Varies
SWS 6323 Advanced Microbial Ecology 3 Varies
WIS 5496 Research Design in Wildlife Ecology 3 Fall
ZOO 6927 Special Topics in Zoology: Quantitative Methods & Ecological Inference 3 Varies

Research Methods

ABE 5643C Biological Systems Modeling 3 Varies
ABE 5646 Biological and Agricultural Systems Simulation 3 Varies
ABE 5167 Economic Analysis in Small Farm Livelihood Systems 3 Varies
ABE 6106 Microeconomic Principles & Analysis 3 Varies
ABE 6182 Agricultural Risk Analysis & Decision Making 3 Varies
ABE 6553 Elements of Econometrics 3 Varies
ABE 6571 Econometric Methods I 3 Varies
ABE 6817 Survey Research Methods for Economics 3 Varies
ABE 6933 Special Topics: Ecological Economics 3 Varies
AEC 6552 Evaluating Programs in Extension Education 3 Varies
ALS 5032 Teaching in Colleges of Agricultural and Life Sciences 3 Varies
ALS 5932 Special Topics: Ecological Statistics and Design 3 Varies
ANG 6930 Special Topics in Anthropology: Anthropology, GIS, and Human Ecosystems 3 Varies
AOM 5431 GIS & Remote Sensing in Agriculture & Resources 3 Varies
EDF 6475 Qualitative Foundations of Educational Research 4 Varies
EDF 7483 Qualitative Data Collection 3 Varies
EES 5245 Water Quality Analysis 3 Varies
ENV 6932 Special Problems in ENV: Field Methods in Adaptive Management 3 Varies
FAS 5335C Applied Fisheries Statistics 4 Varies
FAS 6337C Fish Population Dynamics 4 Varies
FNR 5072C Environmental Education Program Development 3 Varies
FOR 5435 Forest Information Systems 3 Varies
FOR 6156 Simulation Analysis of Forest Ecosystems 3 Varies
FOR 6172C Tropical Forestry Field Course 2 Varies
FOR 6543 Valuation of Forest Resources 3 Varies
FOR 6934 Topics in FOR: Field Skills for Forest Conservation 3 Varies
FOR 6943 Advanced Topics in Forest Biometrics 3 Varies
FYC 6802 Advanced Research Methods for Family, Youth, and Community Sciences 3 Varies
GIS 5009C Advanced Cartography 3 Varies
GIS 5028C Advanced Air Photo Interpretation 3 Varies
GIS 5107C Geographic Information Systems in Research 4 Varies
GIS 5306 GIS Applications in Environmental Systems 3 Varies
LAA 5331 Site Design Methods 3 Varies
LAS 6291 Conservation and Development Skills 3 Varies
LAS 6291 Communication and Leadership Skills for Development Practice 3 Varies
LAS 6292 Tropical Conservation and Development Research Methods 3 Varies
LAS 6938 Seminar in Modern LAS: Introduction to the Analysis of Latin American Data 3 Varies
MET 6752 Atmospheric Data Analysis 3 Varies
MMC 6421 Research Methods in Mass Communication 3 Varies
PHC 6000 Epidemiology Methods I 3 Varies
PHC 6011 Epidemiology Methods II 3 Varies
PHC 6050C Biostatistical Methods I 3 Varies
PHC 6102 Introduction to Public Health Administrative Systems 3 Varies
PHC 6146 Public Health Program Planning and Evaluation 3 Varies
PHC 6251 Assessment and Surveillance in Public Health 3 Varies
PHC 6700 Social and Behavioral Research Methods 3 Varies
POS 6157 Community Analysis 3 Varies
POS 6757 Survey Research 3 Varies
SCE 6XXX Environmental Education Methods and Materials 3 Varies
SWS 5721C GIS in Land Resource Management 3 Varies
SWS 6722C Soil-Landscape Modeling 3 Varies
SUR 5365 Digital Mapping 3 Varies
SUR 5385 Remote Sensing Applications 3 Varies
SUR 5425 Cadastral Information Systems 3 Varies
SUR 5525 Least Squares Adjustment Computations 3 Varies
SUR 6375 Terrain Analysis and Mapping 3 Varies
STA 5106 Computer Programs in Statistical Analysis 1 Varies
STA 5223 Applied Sample Survey Methods 3 Varies
STA 5325 Fundamentals of Probability 3 Varies
STA 5507 Applied Nonparametric Methods 3 Varies
STA 5701 Applied Multivariate Methods 3 Varies
STA 6126 Statistical Methods in Social Research I 3 Varies
STA 6127 Statistical Methods in Social Research II 3 Varies
STA 6166 Statistical Methods in Research I 3 Varies
STA 6167 Statistical Methods in Research II 3 Varies
STA 6176 Introduction to Biostatistics 3 Varies
STA 6178 Genetic Data Analysis 3 Varies
STA 6209 Design and Analysis of Experiments 3 Varies
STA 6226 Sampling Theory and Applications 3 Varies
STA 6526 Nonparametric Statistics 3 Varies
STA 6934 Special Topics in Statistics: Statistical Ecology 3 Varies
SYA 6407 Quantitative Research Methods 3 Varies
SWS 5424C Soil Chemical Analysis 3 Varies
SWS 6373 Techniques in Microbial Ecology 3 Varies
URP 6231 Quantitative Data Analysis for Planners 3 Varies
URP 6270 Survey of Planning & Information Systems 3 Varies
URP 6271 Planning Information Systems 3 Varies
URP 6272 Spatial Analysis for Planners 3 Varies
URP 6274 GPS for Planners 1 Varies
URP 6275 Spatial Database Design & Development 3 Varies
URP 6905 Exploration and Directed Study: Image Processing 3 Varies
VME 6607 Human Health Risk Assessment 4 Varies
WIS 6468C Pattern and Process in Landscape Ecology 3 Spring
WIS 6934 Biometry 3 Varies
ZOO 6308 Dynamic Optimization Modeling in Behavioral and Evolutionary Ecology 3 Varies
ZOO 6927 Special Topics in Zoology: Statistical Principles for the Biological Sciences 3 Spring Odd
ZOO 6927 Special Topics in Zoology: Quantitative Methods in Ecology 3 Varies
ZOO 6927 Special Topics in Zoology: Ecological Modeling of Data 4 Varies
 

Standard Concentrations:

The Graduate Catalog defines a concentration as a subprogram of courses offered within a graduate major.† The School faculty established a concentration within the major to enable students to claim mastery of a traditional discipline in addition to the interdisciplinary major.†

The concentration in the Interdisciplinary Ecology major comprises 6 credit hours for the master's (optional) or 12 credit hours for the doctorate (required). Note: 7979 and/or 7980 hours cannot count toward a concentration. Master's coursework cannot be applied to PhD concentration hours.

Concentrations are audited according to their departmental degree program codes or concentration codes and thus are formally identified on the student's transcript. When planning your program of study, be sure that the courses intended for the concentration are all in one department's curriculum or else in an Interdisciplinary Concentration approved by the Graduate School. The approved concentrations within the Interdisciplinary Ecology major are:

Agricultural and Biological Engineering
Agricultural Education and Communication
Agronomy
Anthropology
Architecture
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Botany
Business Administration
Chemistry
Civil Engineering
Coastal and Oceanographic Engineering
Economics
English
Entomology and Nematology
Environmental Engineering Sciences
Family Youth and Community Sciences
Farming Systems
Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences
Food and Resource Economics
Food Science and Human Nutrition
Forest Resources and Conservation
Foundations of Education
Geography
Geological Sciences
Health and Human Performance
Horticultural Science
Landscape Architecture
Mathematics
Microbiology and Cell Science
Nuclear Engineering Sciences
Philosophy
Political Science
Religion
Sociology - take SYD 6517 and one (MS) or three (PhD) others from this course list: Environmental Governance, Environmental Inequality and Justice, Population Migration and Environment, Design and Methods of Research in Latin American Studies, Sociology of Development in Latin America.
Soil and Water Science
Statistics
Urban and Regional Planning
Veterinary Medical Sciences
Wildlife Ecology and Conservation
Zoology

Concentrations that require additional hours:

Geographical Information Systems (Interdisciplinary Concentration--see Graduate Catalog and http://web.uflib.ufl.edu/icgis/)
Hydrological Sciences (Interdisciplinary Concentration--see Graduate Catalog and http://hydrology.ufl.edu/)
Tropical Conservation. 15 credits required--see Graduate Catalog and http://www.tcd.ufl.edu/academics/certificate-and-concentration)
Wetlands (Interdisciplinary Concentration, for PhD only--see Graduate Catalog and http://www.cfw.ufl.edu/wetlands_certificate.shtml)
Women's and Gender Studies†(Interdisciplinary Concentration, for PhD only--see Graduate Catalog and http://www.wst.ufl.edu/graduate/phd.html)

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