PROGRAM-SPECIFIC PREREQUISITES

In additional to the school-wide prerequisites in calculus and statistics, each program area of study requires or recommends additional college- level course preparation, see the list below:


Master of Environmental Management (MEM) degree

  • Business and Environment (BE)
    Microeconomics is required - (either a full semester microeconomics course or an introductory course that is more than half microeconomics rather than macroeconomics)
  • Coastal Environmental Management (CEM)
    Microeconomics is required - (either a full semester microeconomics course or an introductory course that is more than half microeconomics rather than macroeconomics)
  • Environmental Economics and Policy (EEP)
    Microeconomics is required - (either a full semester microeconomics course or an introductory course that is more than half microeconomics rather than macroeconomics)
  • Ecosystem Science and Conservation (ESC)
    Principles of Ecology is required; Microeconomics is not required for the ESC program but it is required for Resource and Environmental Economics (ENVIRON 520), a course taken by a large number of ESC students
  • Energy and Environment (EE)
    Microeconomics is required (either a full semester microeconomics course or an introductory course that is more than half microeconomics rather than macroeconomics)
  • Ecotoxicology and Environmental Health (EEH)
    One semester of college Chemistry is required; Organic Chemistry and Principles of Ecology are both recommended
  • Global Environmental Change (GEC)
    *The GEC concentration is currently under review. Prospective students intersted in a focus area related to climate change, contact admissions@nicholas.duke.edu.  Introductory courses in Earth Sciences/Geology and Biology are both recommended
  • Water Resources Management (WRM)
    General courses in Chemistry and Physics are recommended; Microeconomics is not required for the WRM program but it is required for Resource and Environmental Economics (ENVIRON 520), a course taken by a large number of WRM students

Master of Forestry (MF) degree

  • Principles of Ecology and an Introductory Economics course that includes microeconomics are both required

Although students without the level of preparation described above may be accepted for admission, it is expected that deficiencies will be made up prior to entrance by means of formal coursework.


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