Graduate Minor-Wetland Science and Management

Oceanography & Coastal Sciences

Graduate Minor in Wetland Science and Management

 

The Departments of Environmental Sciences and Oceanography and Coastal Sciences of the College of the Coast & Environment jointly offer a graduate minor in Wetland Science and Management. The minor requirement is designed to provide students with a strong background in wetland science and policy by enhancing their understanding of ecosystem processes in wetland resource management. The Minor in Wetland Science and Management is also available to graduate students outside the two departments. 

Curriculum

The following are the course requirements for both Master's and PhD students. All courses listed except OCS 4372(4) are 3 credit hours.

Course requirements for OCS students

Students must take one course from Group A, two courses from Group C, and at least three additional elective credit hours from any group for a total of at least 12 credit hours. OSC courses taken to meet the department’s core course requirement may not be counted toward the minor.

Course requirements for ENVS students:  

Students must take one course from Group A, one from Group B, and at least six additional elective credit hours from any group for a total of at least 12 credit hours. ENVS courses taken to meet the department’s core course requirement may not be counted toward the minor.

Course requirements for students in other departments:

Students must take one course each from Group A, Group B, and Group C and at least three additional elective credit hours from Groups A, B, or D for a total of at least 12 credit hours.

 

Group A
OCS 4308 Plants in Coastal Environments 
OCS 4560 Wetland Loss, Restoration, and Management
OCS 7129 Global Climate Change and Wetlands

Group B
OCS 4128 Wetland Hydrology and Hydrodynamics
OCS 4165 Environmental Chemistry of Wetlands  
OCS 7165 Biogeochemistry of Wetland Soils and Sediments
OCS 4565 Restoration Ecology/Ecological Restoration

Group C
OCS 4465  Coastal Zone Management  
ENVS 4149 Design of Environmental Management Systems  
ENVS 7040 Environmental Planning and Management  
ENVS 7041 Environmental Policy Analysis 
ENVS 7042 Environmental Conflict Resolution 
ENVS 7045 Land Use Law and Regulation 
ENVS 7050 Spatial Modeling of Environmental Data  
ENVS 7061 Water Quality Management and Policy  

Group D
OCS 4040 Environmental Pollution and Transport Processes 
OCS 4164 Deltaic Processes and Products
OCS 4372 Estuarine Ecology  - 4 credit hours 
OCS 4410 Ecosystem Modeling and Analysis
OCS 7124 Applied Coastal Plant Ecology
OCS 7130 Marine Isotope Biogeochemistry
 

In addition, all students:

Must include at least one 7000 level course
May not apply courses taken on a pass/fail basis to the minor
New or existing courses may be substituted after approval by both the student’s committee and both departments.

Degree Recognition

Thesis: Line on cover page denoting MS/PhD degree with a “Minor in Wetland Science and Management”.

 

Degree Transcripts

Line denoting the completion of degree requirements for the “Minor in Wetland Science and Management”.

 

Points of Contact

Charles Lindau,
Professor and Graduate Advisor
Department of Oceanography and Coastal Sciences
Phone 225-578-8766
clinda1@lsu.edu

Crystal Johnson
Associate Professor and Graduate Advisor
Department of Environmental Sciences
225-578-9422
cnjohnson@lsu.edu