2012-13 Degree Requirements: Environmental Studies

MS in Environmental Studies MS in Environmental Studies with an Advocacy for Social Justice and Sustainability Concentration MS in Environmental Studies with a Conservation Biology Concentration MS in Environmental Studies with an Environmental Education Concentration MS in Environmental Studies with Science Teacher Certification MS in Environmental Studies with a Self-Designed Studies Concentration MS in Environmental Studies with a Sustainable Development and Climate Change Concentration MS in Resource Management & Conservation PhD in Environmental Studies

Master of Science in Environmental Studies

MS-42 credits

The MS in Environmental Studies degree, with or without certification, requires a minimum of five semesters and 42 credits. All students must fulfill each competency area for the number of credits indicated or submit a request for a waiver form to the Department of Environmental Studies. A minimum of two semesters of an appropriate professional internship is also required. Students are expected to develop basic competencies in the areas listed on the following pages. Together with your advisor, students will develop a program plan during your first semester which will:
  1. describe planned internship;
  2. list the specific methods to be taken to develop needed competencies;
  3. indicate courses or requirements, if any, to be waived and why;
  4. indicate other special arrangements such as advanced standing, general education requirements which need to be met, etc.
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Master of Science in Environmental Studies with a Concentration in Advocacy for Social Justice and Sustainability

MS-42 credits

To earn the MS degree in Environmental Studies, you must earn a minimum of 42 credits distributed as follows: Required Courses are Listed Under Each Competency Area
Core Areas
  • ESC 550 Community Ecology of the New England Landscape(3)
  • ESC 572 Earth Systems and Climate Change (3)
  • ESC 544 Leadership for Change (3)
9 credits
Concentration Requirements
  • ES 515 Organizing for Social Change (3)
  • ES 517 Diversity, Justice and Inclusion (3)
6 credits
Methods
  • Choose from any course designated as "methods" in the competency area
15 credits
Internship and Seminar
  • ES 696 A minimum of two 3-credits professional internships (3) + (3)
6 credits
Capstone Project
  • ES 699A Master's Project or ES 699C Master's Thesis or ES 600 Collaborative Service Initiative (3)
3 credits

Total Credits for MS in Environmental Studies with a Concentration in Advocacy for Social Justice & Sustainability

42 credits

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Master of Science in Environmental Studies with a Concentration in Conservation Biology

MS-42 credits

To earn the MS degree in Environmental Studies, you must earn a minimum of 42 credits distributed as follows: Required Courses are Listed under Each Competency Area
Core Areas
  • ESC 550 Community Ecology of the New England Landscape (3)
  • ESC 572 Earth Systems and Climate Change (3)
  • ESC 544 Leadership for Change (3)
  • ESC 601 Political Economy and Sustainability (3)
12 credits
Concentration Requirements
  • ES 519 Biostatistics
  • ES 563 Conservation Biology
6 credits
Methods
  • Choose from any methods and concentration courses
15 credits
Internship and Seminar
  • ES 696 a minimum of two 3-credit professional internships (3) + (3)
6 credits
Capstone Project
  • ES 699A Master's Project or ES 699C Master's Thesis or ES 600 Collaborative Service Initiative (3)
3 credits

Total Credits for MS in Environmental Studies with a Concentration in Conservation Biology

42 credits

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Master of Science in Environmental Studies with a Concentration in Environmental Education

MS-42 credits

To earn the MS degree in Environmental Studies, you must earn a minimum of 42 credits distributed as follows: Required Courses are Listed under Each Competency Area
Core Areas
  • ESC 550 Community Ecology of the New England Landscape (3)
  • ESC 572 Earth Systems and Climate Change (3)
  • ESC 544 Leadership for Change (3)
  • ESC 601 Political Economy and Sustainability (3)
12 credits
Concentration Requirements
  • ESE 502 Foundations of Environmental Education (3 credits)
  • ESE 514 Program Planning and Design (3 credits)
6 credits
Methods
  • Choose from any course designated as "methods" in the competency area
15 credits
Internship and Seminar
  • ES 696 A minimum of two 3-credit professional internships (3) + (3)
6 credits
Capstone Project
  • ES 699A Master's Project or ES 699C Master's Thesis or ES 600 Collaborative Service Initiative (3)
3 credits

Total Credits for MS in Environmental Studies with a Concentration in Environmental Education

42 credits

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Master of Science in Environmental Studies with Science Teacher Certification

MS-42 credits

To earn the MS degree with certification in either Life Sciences or Middle Level Science you must meet the general education requirements, satisfy the prerequisites listed below, and successfully complete a minimum of 42 credits, distributed as follows, in the section following the prerequisites:

Life Science Certification Prerequisites

You must satisfactorily complete ("B" or better) the following courses from an accredited undergraduate or graduate institution (within the last 10 years of beginning the program) or obtain a passing score on an equivalent CLEP exam before you can be recommended for certification to the State of NH.
  • two semesters of Basic Biology with lab (molecular and cellular, CLEP accepted toward one of the two semesters)
  • one semester of Chemistry with a lab (CLEP accepted)
  • one semester of Mathematics (CLEP accepted)
  • one semester of Physics (not available at Antioch; CLEP test not offered by ETS)

Middle Level Science Prerequisites

In addition to a solid academic background in at least one science area, you must satisfactorily complete ("B" or better) the following courses from an accredited undergraduate or graduate institution (within the last 10 years of beginning the program), or obtain a passing score on an equivalent CLEP exam before you can be recommended for certification to the State of NH.
  • one semester of Basic Biology with lab (molecular and cellular, CLEP accepted)
  • one semester of Chemistry with a lab (CLEP accepted)
  • one semester of Mathematics (CLEP accepted)
  • semester of Physics (not available at Antioch; CLEP test not offered by ETS)
  • Course and Internship
Requirements Required Courses are Listed Under Each Competency Area
Core Areas
  • ESC 550 Community Ecology of the New England Landscape (3)
  • ESC 572 Earth Systems and Climate Change (3)
  • ESC 544 Leadership for Change (3)
  • ESC 601 Political Economy and Sustainability (3)
12 credits
Concentration Requirements
  • ESE 544 Curriculum Design (3)
  • ESE 521 Problem Solving and Inquiry-Based Science Teaching (3)
6 credits
Required Methods Courses
  • ESE 535 Conceptual & Human Development (3)
  • ESE 536 Foundations of Science & Environmental Education (3)
  • ESE 520 Science Teaching Methods (3)
  • EDP 598 School Law (1)
  • ESE 522 Teaching Exceptional Children (2))
12 credits
Additional Methods course selections
  • Choose from any course designated as "methods" in the competency area
6 credits
Capstone Project
  • ES 691, ES 692 or ES 694 Student Teaching Internship and Seminar (6)
  • A full-time, 15-week student teaching internship at an approved site in the area of your certification tract
6 credits

Total Credits for MS in Environmental Studies with Science Teacher Certification

42 credits

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Master of Science in Environmental Studies with a Concentration in Self-Designed Studies

MS-42 credits

This program is designed for students with strong academic backgrounds in their concentration and significant work experience in the environmental field. Students interested in self-designed studies must submit a program title, description, and course plan to the Director of Self-Designed Studies for approval upon matriculation. The approved plan must then be placed in your academic record in the Registrar's Office. To earn an MS in Environmental Studies, with a Self-Designed Studies, you must earn a minimum of 42 credits distributed as follows: Required Courses are Listed under Each Competency Area
Core Areas
  • ESC 550 Community Ecology of the New England Landscape (3)
  • ESC 572 Earth Systems and Climate Change (3)
  • ESC 544 Leadership for Change (3)
  • ESC 601 Political Economy and Sustainability (3)
12 credits
Concentration Requirements
  • Self-designed concentration course (3)
  • Self-designed concentration course (3)
6 credits
Methods Courses
  • Choose from any course designated as "methods" in the competency area
15 credits
Internship and Seminar
  • ES 696 A minimum of two 3-credit professional internships (3) + (3)
6 credits
Capstone Project
  • ES 696 A minimum of two 3-credit professional internships (3) + (3)
3 credits

Total Credits for MS in Environmental Studies with a Concentration in Self-Designed Studies

42 credits

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Master of Science in Environmental Studies with a Concentration in Sustainable Development and Climate Change

MS-42 credits

To earn an MS in Environmental Studies with a Concentration in Sustainable Development and Climate Change, you must earn a minimum of 42 credits distributed as follows: Required Courses are Listed under Each Competency Area
Core Areas
  • ESC 550 Community Ecology of the New England Landscape (3)
  • ESC 572 Earth Systems and Climate Change (3)Earth Systems and Climate Change (3)
  • Ecological Dynamics of Landscapes (3)
  • ESC 544 Leadership for Change (3)
  • ESC 601 Political Economy and Sustainability (3)
12 credits
Concentration Requirements
  • ES 570 Climate Change Resilience, Adaptation and Mitigation (3)
  • ESPE 570A Environmental Assessment Planning and Design Strategies (3)
6 credits
Methods Courses
  • Choose from any course designated as "methods" in the competency area Electives
15 credits
Internship and Seminar
  • ES 696 A minimum of two 3-credit professional internships (3) + (3)
6 credits
Capstone Project
  • ES 699A Master's Project or ES 699C Master's Thesis or ES 600 Collaborative Service Initiative (3)
3 credits

Total Credits for MS in Environmental Studies with a Concentration in Sustainable Development and Climate Change

42 credits

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Master of Science in Resource Management & Conservation

MS-30 credits

To earn the MS degree in Resource Management & Conservation you must earn a minimum of 30 credits distributed as follows: Required Courses are Listed under Each Competency Area
RMC Concentration Requirements
  • ESM 516 Building Sustainable Organizations (3)
  • ES 570 Climate Change Resilience, Adaptation and Mitigation (3)
  • ES 602 Comparative Ecological Analysis (3)
  • ESPE 560 Energy and Materials Sustainability (3)
  • ESAF 500 Financial Administration (3)
  • Methods selection (3)
  • ESC 544 Leadership for Change (3)
  • ES 524 Proposal Writing and Project Management (3)
  • ES 532 Qualitative and Quantitative Research Techniques (3)
27 credits
Capstone Project
  • ES 600 Collaborative Service Initiative , ES 699A Master's Project or ES 699C Master's Thesis
3 credits

Total Credits for Master of Science in Resource Management & Conservation

30 credits

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Doctor of Philosophy in Environmental Studies

PhD-69 credits

The doctoral program in Environmental Studies is at minimum a four-year, full-time program with the exception of candidacy, which is half-time. Students are required to attend classes for an 8-day intensive during each of the four summer sessions of the program. They are also required to attend classes on campus four weekends (Friday - Sunday) during the fall semester and four weekends during the spring semester of the first phase of the program; three weekends in the fall and three in the spring of the second phase; and two weekends each fall and spring semester in the third and fourth phases of the program. These doctoral weekends typically fall on the first or second weekend of each month. The program also requires weekly online work to supplement class time on campus. All of the courses described below are required courses, unless otherwise indicated. Students have a maximum limit of ten years from the date of entry to complete all degree requirements, including the dissertation, and 69 semester-hour credits beyond the master's. The student must complete the Candidacy Exam and successfully defend the Dissertation Proposal before admission to The Dissertation Year. Required courses are listed under each competency area.
Phase 1 Foundation 18 credits
  • ES 707 Introduction to Research Design (3)
  • ES 700 Ecological Thought (3)
  • ES 702 Comparative Ecological Analysis (3)
  • ES 703 Global Environmental Change (3)
  • ES 705 Political Economy and Sustainability (3)
  • ES 704 Environmental History (3)
Phase 2 Learning Domain
  • 727 Research Strategy: Theory, Method, and Design (6)
  • ES 726 Doctoral Learning Domain & Environmental Leadership I & II (6)
  • Individualized Learning Contract (12)
To be selected from:
  • Approved Antioch graduate courses
  • Doctoral Learning Domain Projects (independent studies, formal courses)
  • Reading Seminars
24 credits
Phase 3 Candidacy
  • ES 771 Doctoral Qualifying Exam (3)
  • ES 774 Dissertation Proposal Seminar * (3)
  • ES Service Learning Seminar* (3)
9 credits
Phase 4 Dissertation
    • ES 752 Service Learning Project *(3)
    • ES 776 Dissertation Seminar (2 semesters, 3 credits each = 6)
    • ES 899 Doctoral Dissertation (3 semesters, 3 credits each = 9)
* May be taken the previous year in the program with permission of advisor and instructor.
18 credits

Total Credits for PhD in Environmental Studies

69 credits

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