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Environmental Biology, M.S.


Students in Hood College Environmental Biology program want to analyze and research pressing environmental issues. They envision altering the course of climate change, invasive species and unsustainable uses of natural resources. They have a compelling desire to transform the future through leadership, education and example. For them, keeping the air, water, land and its resources clean and sustainable is more than a career path. It’s a passion.


The master’s degree program in Environmental Biology bridges the sciences to real-world socioeconomics and politics. Comprehensive core requirements — ecology, pollution, biology, resource management, biostatistics — lead to a choice of research and nonresearch tracks. Cutting-edge techniques, such as remote sensing and GIS, open new windows to protecting and developing natural resources. Students enrolled in the 33-credit master's degree program can also earn a certificate in GIS with the completion of 9 core credits and 9 electives credits.

From lab to field

As the only part-time environmental biology program in the region that emphasizes a field and laboratory approach, Hood’s unique program is ideal for working professionals who want to take their commitment and their careers to the next level. Hands-on experiences and small evening classes keep instruction focused and learning interactive. Supplementary Saturday and summer sessions fit busy lives.

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Program Director:
Sue Carney, Ph.D.



Assistant Director of Graduate Admissions:
Jan Steven Marcus