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2021-2022 University of Wyoming Catalog 
2021-2022 University of Wyoming Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Entomology/Water Resources, M.S.

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The purpose of this program is to enhance the cross-disciplinary linkage between entomology and water resources, and to provide students an entomology degree program which emphasizes the important issues in water resources. Aquatic insects are increasingly being used as bioindicators of aquatic ecosystem health. This is an area of environmental assessment that is rapidly expanding, as is the job market for scientists with this blend of skills.

Coursework and Thesis

Each student must complete a minimum of 26 credit hours of graduate level coursework and 4 thesis credit hours of ENTO 5960  to qualify for a master of science degree in entomology/water resources. Specific coursework will be determined by the student’s graduate committee; however, each student is required to enhance his/her background and expertise in the water resources area through specialized coursework and a seminar as shown below.

  1. ENTO 5678  Aquatic Entomology (3)
  2. Interdisciplinary component 9 hours (see Water Resources  degree requirements) 

Plan A Thesis Requirement

Only Plan A thesis students are eligible for the master of science in entomology/water resources. In addition to coursework and a Plan A thesis, students must pass a final written and oral examination. The student’s graduate committee will include at least one member of the Water Resources Curriculum Committee to help ensure adherence to the master of science in entomology/water resources degree requirements and that research efforts are in the water area.

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