Coursework

Overview of Coursework

Fall Year 1 Spring Year 1 Summer Year 1 Fall Year 2 Spring Year 2 Summer Year 2 Fall Year 3 Spring Year 3
Semester 1 Semester 2 Summer Semester 3 Semester 4 Summer Grace period Continuous Enrollment
9+ Units 7+ Units Thesis Research 7+ Units 7+ Units Thesis Research Thesis Writing 1 unit (CEL)

Coursework Trajectory

Course # Course Name Fall Year 1
Semester 1
Spring Year 1
Semester 2
Summer Year 1
Bridge Semester 1
Fall Year 2
Semester 3
Spring Year 2
Semester 4
Summer Year 2
Bridge Semester 2
Fall Year 3
Semester 5
Spring Year 3
Semester 6

BIOL 708

Scientific Methods for Professional Aquatic Scientists 3 Units              

MSCI 709

Foundations in Global Change in Urbanized Coasts and Estuaries 4 Units              

MSCI 715

Writing for Interdisciplinary Marine & Estuarine Scientists   3 Units            

MSCI 717

Professional Skills Workshop I: Data Analysis & Visualization   2 Units            

MSCI 788

Professional Internship in Marine & Estuarine Sciences       3 Units        

MSCI 718

Professional Skills Workshop II         2 Units      

MSCI 885

Seminar in Interdisciplinary Marine and Estuarine Science (Wednesday Colloquium) 4 Units Total (can be taken twice)      
BIOL 863, GEOG 857,
ERTH 795, CHEM 708, etc
2 Graduate level electives (seminars and/or lectures)

4-7 Units Total (one seminar required).

Note: There are many choices for electives, so please discuss which 2 you will take with your faculty advisor or IMES grad coordinator

     

MSCI 897

Graduate Research 4 Units throughout 4 semesters      

MSCI 898 or MSCI 895

"Master's Thesis + Oral Defense" or "Field Study/Applied Research Project"         4 or 3 Units   Grace Period  

Research Activities

Research Research Activities Research Activities Research Activities Research Activities Research Activities Research Activities    

SCI 499 (College of Extended Learning)

Continuous Enrollment (if needed)               1 Unit