The Systems Ecology program at the University of Florida uses
quantitative methods to understand ecological systems of humanity and
nature, and presents opportunities to learn designs for their
interface and unification. The scope of the program includes small
ecological systems, regional systems, national questions, planetary
cycles, and theoretical properties common to all environmental
The core of the program is designed to provide graduate education in
holistic aspects of environmental systems around which knowledge and
principles of environmental science can be organized.
Under the overall umbrella of the systems ecology program, students
may pursue several options and certificate programs that allow for
clustering of course work around a theme. These include:
For entrance into the program, a Bachelor of Science degree in
engineering or science is required, and a general geology and basic
economics course must be completed as background. Other competency
courses are also required by the Department of Environmental
Engineering Sciences. Students may pursue either thesis or non-thesis
MS/ME degrees. Advanced studies in Systems Ecology leading to the Ph.
D are also offered by the Department of Environmental
Engineering Sciences. See detailed guidelines
for graduate study in the Systems Ecology Program.