Natural Resources and Environmental Science (P.S.M.)

Professional Science Master. Major in Natural Resources and Environmental Science.

The Professional Science Master (P.S.M.) degree is a partner ship of the University of Idaho and regional employers, where graduates are immersed in enhanced learning and are faced with real-world learning scenarios.  The P.S.M. is a national program with over 165 partner institutions participating in coordination with the National Professinal Science Masters Association (NPSMA).

There are 3 requirements for the P.S.M. degree in Natural Resources and Environmental Science: (1) 12 credits of professional skills courses, (2) 15 credits in the student's Emphasis Area, and (3) 3 credits of elective skills courses.

Professional Skills Courses (12 cr)
At least three of the four skills courses must be taken at the 500 level. Joint-listed courses must be taken at the graduate level. At least two of the skills courses must be designated PSM core courses, which include BUS 551, BUS 551 and ENGL 522.12
Scientific Communication
Program Planning, Development, and Evaluation
Communication for Science Professionals
Science Synthesis and Communication
Scientific Ethics
Ethics in Science
Environmental Philosophy
Leadership and Innovation
Organizational Leadership
Management of Scientific Innovation
Ethical Leadership and Law in Education
Leadership and Organizational Behavior
Managing Projects and Budgets
Enterprise Accounting
Managing Scientific Projects
Conflict Management
Emphasis Area Courses (15 cr)
The following scientific tracks serve as emphasis areas. Students must select 15 credits of electives from one of these tracks:15
Environmental Contamination
Pollution Prevention
Environmental Hydrology
Principles of Environmental Toxicology
Sampling and Analysis of Environmental Contaminants
Introduction to Environmental Regulations
Air Quality, Pollution, and Smoke
Food Toxicology
Pesticides in the Environment
Sustainability Science
Law, Ethics and the Environment
Social Sustainability in Contemporary Cities
Energy Efficiency and Conservation
Pollution Prevention
Principles of Sustainability
Wetland Restoration
Principles of Environmental Toxicology
Societal Resilience and Adaptation to Climate Change
Global Climate Change
Sustainable Community Development Planning
Wildland Restoration Ecology
Interdisciplinary Methods in Water Resources
Climate Change
Northwest Climate and Water Resources Change
Introduction to Bioregional Planning
Watershed Science and Management
Climatology
Biogeography
Land, Resources, and Environment
Societal Resilience and Adaptation to Climate Change
Applications of Communication Theory in Natural Resource Management
Global Climate Change
Water Resources Management
Environmental Water Quality
Environmental Hydrology
Drinking Water and Human Health
Wetland Restoration
Watershed Science and Management
Hydrologic Applications of GIS and Remote Sensing
Environmental Hydrogeology
Applications of Communication Theory in Natural Resource Management
Planning & Decision Making for Watershed Management
Interdisciplinary Methods in Water Resources
Management of Regulated River Systems
Engineering Hydrology
Open Channel Hydraulics
Fluid Dynamics
Fluvial Geomorphology and River Mechanics
Riparian Ecology and Management
Large River Fisheries
Planning & Decision Making for Watershed Management
Applications of Communication Theory in Natural Resource Management
Ecohydrological Science and Management
Environmental Water Quality
Environmental Hydrology
Limnology
Riparian Ecology and Management
Large River Fisheries
Watershed Science and Management
Wetland Restoration
Hydrologic Applications of GIS and Remote Sensing
Environmental Hydrogeology
Applications of Communication Theory in Natural Resource Management
Planning & Decision Making for Watershed Management
Wildland Restoration Ecology
Western Wildland Landscapes
Bioenergy and Bioproducts
Applied Environmental and Natural Resource Economics
Fundamentals of Bioenergy and Bioproducts
Biofuels
Thermochemical Technologies for Biomass Conversion
Principles of Sustainability
Introduction to Physical Properties of Food
Advanced Food Technology
Introduction to Lignocellulosic Chemistry
Biocomposites
Lignocellulosic Biomass Chemistry
Field Crop Production
Plant Breeding
Sustainable Food and Fiber
Exploring International Agriculture
Foundations of Extension Education
Principles of Sustainability
Functional Foods and Health
Food Laws
Food Toxicology
Transportation, GIS & Planning
Field Crop Production
Plant Breeding
Vegetable Crops
Market Garden Practicum
Pesticides in the Environment
Soil Fertility
Sustainable Food Systems
Geographic Information Skills, Mapping, and Monitoring
Image Sensors and Systems
Air Quality, Pollution, and Smoke
Hydrologic Applications of GIS and Remote Sensing
Landscape and Habitat Dynamics
GIS Application in Fire Ecology and Management
Introduction to SAS/R Programming
Statistical Ecology
Elective Science Skills (3 cr)
The elective Skills Course should complement the student's Emphasis Area, but does not have to be from within that Emphasis Area.3
Total Hours30

Courses to total 30 credits for this degree