Curriculum

Core Courses

Code Course Name Credits Hours
CIAM 6115 Terrestrial Environment 3 45
CIAM 6116* Tropical Ecosystems 3 45
CIAM 6117 Coastal Environments 3 45
CIAM 6118 The Urban Environment 3 45
CIAM 5235* Remote Sensing I 3 45
CIAM 6256 Methods for Analytical of Environmental System 3 45


Code Course Name Credits Hours
BIOL 6115 Communities Ecosystems 3 45
BIOL 6125 Microbial Ecology 3 45
BIOL 6126 Population Ecology 3 45
BIOL 6145 Bio-Conservation 3 45
BIOL 6190 Advanced Ecology 3 45
BIOL 6367 Ecological Genetics 3 45
BIOL 6999 Special Topics in Modern Biology 3 45
FISI 6441 Nuclear Physics 3 45
MATE 6601 Probability and Statistics I 3 45
MATE 6602 Probability and Statistics II 3 45
MATE 6700 Projects in Applied Mathematics 3 45
QUIM 6215 Theory of Analytical Chemistry 3 45
QUIM 6225 Theory of Instrumental Analysis 3 45

Emphasis area courses: Option in Environmental Modeling and Spatial Analysis

Code Course Name Credits Hours
CIAM 6225 Methods in Spatial Analysis 3 45
CIAM 6236 Remote Sensing II 3 45
CIAM 6257 Techniques for Construction of Environmental Models 3 45

Emphasis area courses: Option in Sustainable Management of Islands and Tropical

Code Course Name Credits Hours
CIAM 6425 Environmental Geology 3 45
CIAM 6435 Environmental Hidrology 3 45
CIAM 6445 Environmental Meteorology 3 45

Emphasis area courses: Interdisciplinary option

Code Course Name Credits Hours
MATE 8990 Topics in Applied Mathematics I 3 45
MATE 8995 Topics in Applied Mathematics II 3 45
QUIM 8211 Advanced Analytical Chemistry I 3 45
QUIM 8212 Advanced Analytical Chemistry II 3 45
QUIM 8992 Special Topics in Analytical Chemistry 3 45
QUIM 8996 Special Topics in Physical Chemistry 3 45

Seminars

Code Course Name Credits Hours
CIAM 6901 Graduate Seminar I 1 15
CIAM 6902 Graduate Seminar II 1 15
CIAM 6205 Seminar in Environmental Modeling and Spatial Analysis I 2 30
CIAM 6206 Seminar in Environmental Modeling and Spatial Analysis II 2 30
CIAM 6405 Seminar in Sustainable Management of Tropical Islands I 2 30
CIAM 6406 Seminar in Sustainable Management of Tropical Islands II 2 30



Code Course Name Credits Hours
CIAM 6896 Masters Thesis Continuation 0 -
CIAM 6999 Masters Graduate Research 1-3 15-45

Electives Courses

Code Course Names Credits Hours
CIAM 6345 Landscape Ecology of Island and Tropical Regions 3 45
CIAM 6545 Environmental Noise 3 45
CIAM 6765 Environmental Impact Evaluation 3 45
CIAM 6775 Residue Disposal and Management 3 45
CIAM 6785 Energy Generation 3 45
CIAM 6845 Natural Dangers in Islands and Tropical Regions 3 45
CIAM 6990 Special Topics in Environmental Science 1-3 15-45

Students in the Masters Environmental Sciences Program, with prior authorization of the thesis committee, may also take courses offered by other graduate programs on campus as elective courses. Among these possible courses are:

Code Course Name Credits Hours
DERE 7676 Topics in Environmental Laws 3 45
ECON 6095 Economics and Natural Resources 3 45
ECON 6695 Economic Aspects of Regional Urban Development 3 45
PLAN 6597 Urban Development and Environmental Change 3 45
PLAN 6598 Communities and Environmental Problems 3 45
PLAN 6618 Environmental Design 3 45
PLAN 6621 Administration of Environmental Controls 3 45

Master in Environmental Sciences

I.Sustainable Management of Islands and Tropical Regions:

First year: First semester

Code Course Name Credits Hours
CIAM 6115 Terrestrial Environment 3 45
CIAM 6117 The Coastal Environment 3 45
CIAM 6235 Remote Sensing I 3 45
CIAM 6901 Graduate Seminar I 1 15

First year: Second Semester

Code Course Name Credits Hours
CIAM 6116 Tropical Ecosystems 3 45
CIAM 6118 The Urban Environment 3 45
CIAM 6256 Methods for Statistical Analysis 3 45
CIAM 6902 Graduate Seminars II 1 15

Second year: First semester

Code Course Name Credits Hours
CIAM 6425 Environmental Geology 3 45
CIAM 6435 Environmental Hidrology 3 45
CIAM 6999 Graduate Research 3 45

Second year: Second Semester

Code Course Name Credits Hours
XXXX ------ Elective Course 3 45
XXXX ------ Elective Course 3 45
CIAM 6999 Graduate Research 3 45

II. Environmental Modeling and Spatial Analysis:

First year: First semester

Code Course Name Credits Hours
CIAM 6115 The Terrestrial Environment 3 45
CIAM 6117 The Coastal Environment 3 45
CIAM 6235 Remote Sensing I 3 45
CIAM 6901 Graduate Seminar I 1 15

First year: Second Semester

Code Course Name Credits Hours
CIAM 6116 Tropical Ecosystems 3 45
CIAM 6118 The Urban Environment 3 45
CIAM 6256 Methods for Statistical Analysis 3 45
CIAM 6902 Graduate Seminar II 1 15

Second year: First semester

Code Course Name Credits Hours
CIAM 6225 Spatial Analysis Methods 3 45
CIAM 6257 Modeling Constructing Techniques 3 45
CIAM 6999 Graduate Research 3 45

Second year: Second Semester

Code Course Name Credits Hours
XXXX ------ Elective Course 3 45
XXXX ------ Elective Course 3 45
CIAM 6999 Graduate Research 3 45

III. Masters in Environmental Sciences in the interdisciplinary option:

First year: First semester

Code Course Name Credits Hours
CIAM 6115 The Terrestrial Environment 3 45
CIAM 6117 The Coastal Environment 3 45
XXXX Core Course 3 45
CIAM 6901 Graduate Seminar I 1 15

First year: Second Semester

Code Course Name Credits Hours
CIAM 6118 The Urban Environment 3 45
CIAM 6256 Methods for Statistical Analisys 3 45
XXXX Core Course 3 45
CIAM 6902 Graduate Seminar II 1 15

Second year: First semester

Code Course Name Credits Hours
XXXX ------ Special Course 3 45
XXXX ------ Special Course 3 45
CIAM 6999 Graduate Research 3 45

Second year: Second Semester

Code Course Name Credits Hours
XXXX ------ Elective Course 3 45
XXXX ------ Elective Course 3 45
CIAM 6999 Graduate Research 3 45