FRANKFORT, Ky., -- KYSU employee Changzheng Wang, PhD Associate Professor; College of Agriculture, Food Science & Sustainable Systems poses with student James Brown in a genetics lab, Friday, Feb. 02, 2018 at the KYSU Aquaculture Production Center in FRANKFORT.


Online Master of Science in Environmental Studies (MES) Program



The goal of the Online Master of Science in Environmental Studies (MES) Program is the pursuit and dissemination of knowledge in the interdisciplinary field of environmental studies. Graduates use their knowledge in the natural sciences to protect the environment and human health. Graduates learn how to prevent and control environmental problems, address the interaction of the environment and agriculture, provide habitat restoration plans, find approaches to address the impacts of fluctuating climates and land use, advise policymakers, determine data collection and analysis techniques, and work to protect the air, water, and soil for the sustainability of ecosystems and human health. These issues are often addressed across a range of ecosystems, including forest, wetland, and agricultural, in urban and rural areas.

 

The Online MES program is made up of 36 credits, including 24-30 hours of coursework, with capstone project hours making up the remainder.

Required Online Courses:

ENV 501
ENV 502
ENV 503
ENV 506/PSY 503
ENV 511
ENV 699

Intro to Environmental Studies
Population and Community Ecology
Student Team Project
Experimental Design and Applied Statistics/Intermediate Statistics
Energy and the Environment
MES Capstone Project

Elective Online Courses (pick six):

ENV 508
ENV 513
ENV 515
ENV 516
ENV 517
ENV 519
ENV 525
ENV 550
ENV 551
ENV 555
ENV 560
ENV 565
ENV 585
ENV 589
AQU 522
AQU 552

Intro to GIS
Aquatic Ecology
Environmental Ethics
Environmental Justice
Environmental and Resource Economics
Sustainable Agriculture Systems
Organic Agriculture
Human Health and the Environment
Livestock Production Practices
Food Microbiology and Safety
Agricultural and Environmental Policy
Environmental Law
Special Topics
Remote Sensing of the Environment                                                        Principles of Aquaculture                                                                          Aquaponics

MES Certificates


The MES program offers two online certificate programs to allow students to focus on specific areas of environmental studies which will assist in greater job readiness and competitiveness of students after graduation.

Online Certificate in Environmental Policy and Decision Making (12 credit hours required)

Students will develop basic skills in in acquiring, analyzing, and interpreting complex legal issues associated with policy and decision making.

Courses:

ENV 515
ENV 516
ENV 560
ENV 565

Environmental Ethics
Environmental Justice
Agricultural and Environmental
Environmental Law

Online Certificate in Environmental Agriculture (12 credit hours required)

Students will develop basic skills in Environmental Agriculture principles and practices. The overall impact of this certificate program will give students experiences within a broad conceptual framework for more sustainable agriculture systems.

Courses:

ENV 519
ENV 525

Sustainable Ag Systems
Organic Agriculture

Pick two of the following:

ENV 508
AQU 522
ENV 551
AQU 552

Introduction to GIS
Principles of Aquaculture
Livestock Production Practices
Aquaponics