Coastal Sustainability  (CSU)

This track provides students with advanced training in the expanding field of sustainability, with a combined focus on the practical aspects of systems management and the theoretical understanding of whole-systems design and coastal resiliency.

Plan of Study Grid
Year One
FallCredit Hours
CAE 641 Engineering Systems For Disease Control And Bioremediation (or CAE ELECTIVE) 3
MES 620 Environmental Law (or ELECTIVE) 3
RSM 612 Statistics for Environmental Management 3
MES 677 Management And Conservation Of Marine Ecosystems(or ELECTIVE) 3
 Credit Hours12
MES 618 Coastal Zone Management 3
CAE 633 Water-Quality Control in Natural Systems (or CAE ELECTIVE) 3
MES 604 Fieldwork in Coastal Management: Tourism, Conservation, and Development(or ELECTIVE) 3
MES 660
MES 661
Introduction to Marine Geographic Information Systems
and Introduction to Marine Geographic Information Systems - Laboratory
 Credit Hours12
MES 805 MPS Internship 6
 Credit Hours6
 Total Credit Hours30

Additional Elective Options

CAE 543Air Pollution Control Engineering3
MES 612Aquaculture I3
MBE 716Bayesian Statistics For Marine Scientists3
MES 664Citizen & Participatory Science3
MES 720Coastal Law and Policy3
MES 602Economics of Natural Resources3
CAE 581Energy-Efficient Building Design3
MES 625Fisheries Socioeconomics and Management3
POL 631Global Environment Politics3
CAE 632Ground-Water Hydrology3
CAE 680Hospital and Health Care Facility Design3
MES 710International Ocean Law And Governance3
MES 617Legal Environment And Business Planning In Aquaculture3
MES 671Marine Conservation Biology: An Ecosystem-Based Paradigm3
MBE 642Oceans and Human Health3
MES 616Ocean Policy and Development and Analysis3
RSM 710The Physical Environment of Marine Organisms3
MES 601Political Ecology of Marine Management3
CAE 610Structural Mechanics3
CAE 631Surface-Water Hydrology3
CAE 660Sustainable Construction3
MBE 615Tropical Marine Ecology3