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WilmU’s New Master’s Degree in Environmental Science is a Pathway to a Positive Impact

Make a positive impact on your scientific career and the future of life on earth with Wilmington University’s new Master of Science in Environmental Science. This cutting-edge, data-driven graduate degree delivers the knowledge, skills and tools necessary to expand your experience in an evolving field of study.

The degree joins WilmU’s suite of career-focused natural science programs, which also include our Bachelor of Science in Biology and Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science and Policy. Developed by Dr. Milton Muldrow, WilmU’s director of natural science programs, these degrees offer a pathway to entry or advancement in a wide range of science-related occupations.

Dr Milton Muldrow Jr

Dr. Milton Muldrow Jr.

“The prospects for environmental science positions in this region have really taken off, in state government, industry, and academics,” says Muldrow. “It’s important for working adults to have access to high-quality, flexible, accessible education opportunities in that field. Here at WilmU, we fill that niche in getting Delaware’s workers to work.”

The 11-course master’s degree in Environmental Science, which can be completed in as little as one year, examines the biological and chemical properties of life through training in ecosystem management, environmental chemistry, soil biology, restoration ecology, environmental toxicology and conservation biology.

An emphasis on the development and use of quantitative skills and mathematics in data science, biometry, and geographic information systems sets WilmU’s environmental science master’s degree apart from others, says Muldrow. In addition, students will apply the principles of analysis, hypothesis testing and experimental design through a six-credit research project.

The Master of Science in Environmental Science is available in classrooms at Wilmington University’s Brandywine location as well as 100% online – with at-home lab kits shipped to students – to accommodate your schedule. Classes begin every eight weeks, so you never have to wait long to get started.

Students in the bachelor’s degree in Environmental Science and Policy program can use WilmU’s Dual-Credit ADVANTAGE™ to accelerate into the master’s program upon graduation. By completing master’s-level coursework as required electives toward the undergraduate degree, they’ll save time as well as tuition dollars.

Delaware high school students with an eye on natural science careers have another early opportunity. By completing their school’s Delaware Pathways in Gene Editing track (where available), they can earn three credits toward Wilmu’s bachelor’s degrees in Environmental Science and Policy or Biology.

Take the first step toward our future. Explore WilmU’s natural science degrees or apply for enrollment today!

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