Environmental Science (MS), Combined Bachelor's + Master's Degree

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The combined Bachelor's + Master's degree programs allow students to complete 12 graduate credit hours while still undergraduates. These three graduate level courses will count toward both the undergraduate and graduate degree programs.

DePaul Undergraduate Degree + Environmental Science (MS)

This combined degree program will give DePaul undergraduate students an accelerated pathway into the Environmental Science (MS) degree.  For students in ENV, these classes could count towards their majors requirements.  For students seeking the Environmental Science (BS) degree, the ENV classes could count towards their three required ENV upper-level electives and the GEO classes could count towards their three Allied Field requirements.  For students seeking the Environmental Studies (BA) degree, the ENV classes could count towards their three Natural Science electives.  Students from other departments should work with their college advising office for including these classes in their major or could take the classes as electives.

Admission

The universal combined degree will be open to all DePaul undergraduate students with

  • At least 88 credits (juniors and seniors)
  • GPA of 3.0 or higher in courses taken at DePaul University
  • Successful completion (with a grade of C- or better) of the following undergraduate coursework:
    • Ecology (Equivalent of ENV 250 or BIO 215)
    • Earth System Science (equivalent of ENV 216)
    • Math up to and including pre-calculus (equivalent of MAT 130)

Students may apply for admission into the combined degree program in Environmental Science during their junior or senior year of study.  To apply, students should submit the following materials to the Office of Graduate Admissions

Students enrolled in the universal combined degree program will be awarded their Bachelor's degrees upon completion of their undergraduate degree requirements.  They need to apply for undergraduate degree conferral when they reach the required credit hours and meet all other criteria for the baccalaureate degree.

Students can take any three of the following graduate level courses during their senior year:

Course Title Quarter Hours
ECOLOGICAL DATA ANALYSIS WITH R
SUSTAINABILITY SCIENCE: ENVIRONMENTAL LIMITS, HUMAN NEEDS, & SYSTEMS THINKING
PLANT IDENTIFICATION
ENVIRONMENTAL SOIL SCIENCE
PLANT ECOLOGY
CONSERVATION BIOLOGY
ECOSYSTEM ECOLOGY
URBAN FORESTS AS SOCIAL-ECOLOGICAL SYSTEMS
PLACES, HUMANITIES AND GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEMS
GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEMS (GIS) FOR COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT
GEOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION SYSTEMS (GIS) FOR SUSTAINABLE URBAN DEVELOPMENT
PROGRAMMING IN PYTHON FOR GIS
HEALTH GIS
WEB GIS AND SPATIAL DATA VISUALIZATION ON THE WEB
STATISTICAL DATA ANALYSIS FOR GIS
SUSTAINABLE URBAN DEVELOPMENT II: GREEN INFRASTRUCTURE & THE ENVIRONMENT