Molecular Ecology and Microbial Biotechnology (MNM)

The objectives of this concentration area are to introduce key concepts in environmental microbiology, molecular biology and genetics and use them for better understanding of natural and engineered systems, specifically the ecology and evolution of species, and the effects of environmental and geographical conditions on individual organisms, populations and communities.

 

Molecular Ecology and Microbial Biotechnology (MNM) Concentration Area

Fall Semester

Spring Semester

Compulsory Classes (6 credits to be fulfilled)

ESC 520 Fundamentals of Environmental Sciences

3

ESC 530 Research Methods for Environmental Scientists

3

 

 

Esc 579 Graduate Seminar

0

Specified Elective Classes (at least 12 credits to be fulfilled)

ESC 559 Molecular Ecology and Evolution

3

ESC 555 Genetic Data Analyses

3

ESC 557 Environmental Microbiology

3

ESC 569 Microbial Biotransformation and Genetics

3

ESC 558 Concepts and Models in Ecology

3

ESC 560 Molecular Ecology and Microbial Biotechnology Laboratory

3

Free Elective Classes (at most 6 credits to be fulfilled)

Upon advisor’s and supervisor’s consent, student can take classes from “specified” categories of all concentration areas and/or classes under “free” category within and outside the IES