Education

Graduate Student Seminar Fall 2019

Pictured left to right: Margie Oleksiak, Melissa Drown, Amanda DeLiberto, Douglas Crawford

 

For both undergraduate and graduate students, one of the more important aspects of a student's education is independent research.  Students have to master a range of techniques to address their research questions.  Importantly, these questions should form a coherent thesis: research that develops and addresses an original scientific question.

 

The pivotal goal is to engage the student in learning how to do science (proper controls and experimental design) and how to analyze and present the data. In many cases, the process in itself is more important than the single question. The reason it is more important is that invariably the student will pursue different research projects in his/her life, and knowing how to accomplish new and innovative research is more important than the answer to single question.

Course Offerings

Fall

MSC 463. Conservation Genomics.
4 Credit Hours.
MSC 411. Research in Marine Science.
1-3 Credit Hours.
MSC 412. Undergraduate Thesis in Marine Science. 1 Credit Hour.
MBE 535/635. Practical Computing for Biologists. 3 Credit Hours.

Spring

MSC 411. Research in Marine Science.
1-3 Credit Hours.
MSC 412. Undergraduate Thesis in Marine Science. 1 Credit Hour.

Coming Soon:
Saltwater Semester

This research based course is planned to be offered in Fall 2021 with the goal of involving undergraduate students in meaningful, hand-ons, research experiences early in their career.

All courses will be based on the RSMAS campus and will feature two tracks:
1) Coral and Invertebrate Ecology, Physiology and Conservation or
2) Experimental, Neural Physiology and Genomics.