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Science Content Breadth and Depth Courses (6 courses)

The courses to be taken depend upon the type of master’s degree that the entering student holds. Students holding a master’s degree in a specific scientific discipline will be required to complete graduate courses in other science disciplines. Students holding masters degrees in education will be required to complete graduate coursework in their scientific field. Students will be advised individually upon acceptance to the program as to their requirements in this area.

The PhD program has a scientific breadth and depth component. The courses to be taken depend upon the type of master’s degree that the entering student holds. Students holding a master’s degree in a specific scientific discipline will be required to complete graduate courses in other science disciplines. Students holding masters degrees in education will be required to complete graduate coursework in their scientific field. Students will be advised individually upon acceptance to the program as to their requirements in this area. As there are a large number of possible courses that may be taken to meet the requirements two examples are given below.

Example 1. A student who meets the science breadth requirement with a BS degree in Physics and an MAT degree in science education would be required to take 4-6 courses in physics. Suitable courses include but are not limited to:

Physics:

PHY 501 Classical Mechanics

PHY 505/506 Classical Electrodynamics

PHY 511/512 Quantum Mechanics

PHY 514 Current Research Instruments

PHY 516 Methods of Experimental Research II

PHY 521 Stars

PHY 522 Interstellar Medium

PHY 523 Galaxies

PHY 524 Cosmology

PHY 580 Special Research Projects

PHY 582 Optics Rotation

PHY 585 Special Study:

Example 2. A student who meets the depth requirement entering with a Masters degree in chemistry would not be required to take any further graduate chemistry courses but would be required to complete courses (4-6 courses) divided between physics, biology, earth and marine sciences, and will include courses that include science research projects as part of coursework. Suitable courses include the physics courses described above and the following other science courses:

Earth and Marine Sciences

CEN 512 The Planets

CEN 514 Geology of Long Island 

GEO 514 Introduction to Physical Hydrogeology

GEO 520 Glacial Geology

GEO 526 Low-Temperature Geochemistry

GEO 533 Geochemistry of the Solid Earth

GEO 535 Regional Structure and Tectonics

GEO 540 Solid Earth Geophysics

GEO 543 Stratigraphy 

GEO 546 Mineralogy and Petrology 

GEO 549 Structural Geology (Science research project required as part of course.)

GEO 567 Sedimentary Rocks/Crustal Evolution

GEO 585 Directed Studies

MAR 506 Geological Oceanography

MAR 521 Groundwater Problems

MAR 527 Global Change

MAR 528 Ocean Atmosphere Interactions

MAR 546  Marine Sedimentology 

MAR 566 Air Pollution and Its Control 

MAR 596 Principles of Atmospheric Chemistry

 

Chemistry Courses

CHE 501 Instrumental Methods in Chemistry

CHE 502 Mechanistic Organic Chemistry

CHE 503 Synthetic Organic Chemistry

CHE 504 Structure and Reactivity in Organic Chemistry

CHE 507 Biomolecular Structure and Reactivity

CHE 511 Structural Inorganic Chemistry

CHE 514 Transition Metal Chemistry

CHE 515 Advanced Inorganic Chemistry

CHE 521 Quantum Chemistry 1

CHE 593 Chemical Demonstrations

 

Biology

CEB 546 Current Topics in Biotechnology

CEB 547 Current Topics in Molecular Genetics

CEB 548 Current Topics in Immunology

CEB 553 Biology & Human Behavior

CEB 556 Ecology

In addition, with advisor approval students may choose content courses from one of the graduate programs in Genetics, Molecular & Cellular Biology and Ecology & Evolution.

Some courses are already offered in the summer and in the evening and we will work with the various programs to make sure that a sufficient number of courses will be offered to allow the students to meet these requirements

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