Vision for the minor
Marine and coastal scientific and management issues are technically and socially complex, involving many forms of science, interests, perspectives, and stakeholders. There is much uncertainty in modeling forecast and policy outcome associated with climate change and global markets. This interdisciplinary minor will provide graduate students with knowledge and skills to quantify and communicate risk and uncertainty derived from the analyses of large data in earth system science. The minor is focused on marine science and resource management, yet will be relevant to students from a variety of fields. Students will extend their ability to perceive and solve problems in a transdisciplinary context related to statistical inference, uncertainty quantification, risk analyses, earth system science, and social systems. Students will also acquire professional skills in communication and collaboration. The world is changing. Join us in becoming more resilient. The minor is open to all OSU graduate students.

Requirements:.

Graduate Ph.D students are required to complete at least 18 credit hours, M.S. students are required to complete at least 15 credit hours for the minor.

All students complete the professional development (6 credits) requirement.

Ph.D students take 1 course from each of the 4 remaining areas (Big data and uncertainty quantification, Risk analyses, Earth systems, and Social systems).

M.S. students take 1 course in Social systems and 1 in Earth systems and choose 1 course from either Big data and uncertainty quantification or Risk analysis.

There must be a minor professor in the student’s committee. The minor professor is in any of the fields where course designators fall but must not be from student’s major or college.

Additionally, NRT trainees will fulfill research and professional development requirements listed in Training elements table.

There may be class substitutions in some cases.

Learning OutcomesClass/Credit hoursPrerequisites
Professional Development
MRM 525 Seminar in Transdisciplinary Research (6) (*2 credit hours each fall, winter, and spring terms) in:
a.) (part 1) Marine and Earth Systems Science: Foundations in Risk and Uncertainty (2)
b.) (part 2) Marine and Earth Systems Science: Collaborative Working Structures in Risk and Uncertainty (2)
c.) (part 3) Marine and Earth Systems Science: Communication of Risk and Uncertainty (2)
Graduate standing
++Please note below
Big Data and Uncertainty Quantification
3-4 CREDITS REQUIRED
#ST 599 Special Topics in Big Data and Uncertainty Quantification
(3)
Graduate standing
Big Data and Uncertainty Quantification
#ST 538 Modern Analytical Methods for Large and Complex Datasets
(3)
TBD
Big Data and Uncertainty Quantification
GEOG 565-Spatio-Temporal Variation in Ecology and Earth Science (4)
ST 411 or ST 511 (Methods of Data Analysis)
Recommended but not enforced
Big Data and Uncertainty Quantification
GEOG 566- Advanced Spatial Statistics and Gis-Science (4)
None
Big Data and Uncertainty Quantification
*CS 534-Machine Learning (4)Graduate standing
Big Data and Uncertainty Quantification
*CS 515-Algorithms and Data Structure (4)
Graduate standing in computer science and an undergraduate course in algorithms
Risk Analysis
3-4 CREDITS REQUIRED
#MTH 599- Special Topics in Risk Analysis (3)
Graduate standing

Risk Analysis
MTH 567- Actuarial Mathematics (3)
MTH 463 or MTH 563 (Probability I) or ST 421 (Introduction to Mathematical Statistics) or permission from instructor

Risk Analysis
MTH 563- Probability I (3)MTH 312 (Advanced Calculus) or instructor approval required
Risk AnalysisMTH 527-Introduction to Mathematical Biology (3)

MTH 256 or MTH 256H (Applied Differential Equations) and MTH 341 (Linear Algebra)
Risk Analysis%ME 515- Risk and Reliability Analysis in Engineering Design (4)
None but probability and statistics recommended
Risk AnalysisFW 544 Quantitative Decision Analysis for Fish and Wildlife Management (4)
ST 511 and ST 512 or equivalent, basic background in animal population dynamics and management.




Earth Systems
#OC 599- Special Topics in Earth System Science (3)Graduate Standing
Earth Systems
*OEAS 540-Bio-Geochemical Earth (4)
One year of physics, chemistry, and calculus, or instructor permission
Earth Systems*OEAS 520-The Solid Earth (4)One year each of physics, chemistry, calculus, or instructor permission.
Earth Systems*OEAS 530-The Fluid Earth (4) One year each of physics, chemistry, calculus, or science background and permission of instructor; field course.
Earth SystemsOC 533-Coast and Estuarine Oceanography (3) One year of college physics and one year of calculus
Earth SystemsOC 523-Ocean Ecological Dynamics (4)
None
Earth SystemsOC /FW 534 Estuarine Ecology
(4)
None
Earth SystemsATS 520-Principles of Climate (4)MTH 252 and (PH 202 or PH 202H or PH 212 or PH 212H) students are required to also take OC 523 (Ocean Ecological Dynamics) and Bachelor's degree in scientific field or consent of instructor. OEB students are required to also take OC 523 (Ocean Ecological Dynamics) and OC 521 (Applications in Ocean Ecology and Biogeochemistry) as part of first-year Tier Two curriculum. COREQS: OC 521, OC 523
Earth Systems%GEO 550-Coastal Hazards: Processes, Response, and Adaptation (3)College-level calculus, physics and geology recommended
Earth Systems**GEO/SOIL 684-Global Biogeochemical Cycles (4)One year of college-level physics and chemistry, including introductory biology or equivalent. One year of graduate course work in soil, earth, ocean, atmospheric, or forest science or equivalent or consent of instructor
Social Systems
3-4 CREDITS REQUIRED
#COMM 599- Special Topics in Social Systems (3)
Graduate standing
Social Systems
PPOL 546- The Policy and Law of United States Coastal Governance (4)
None
Social Systems
PPOL 545-International Marine Policy (4)
None
Social Systems
PPOL 548- Marine Policy (4)None
Social Systems
SOC 581- Society and Natural Resources (4)SOC 204 or SOC 204H
Social Systems
MRM 530 – Principles and Practices of MRM (3)None
Social Systems
ANTH 581 – Natural Resources and Community Values (4)
3 credits of social science
Social Systems
AEC/MRM 552 – Marine Economics (3)
AEC 351 or AEC 352 or AREC 351 or AREC 352 or permission from instructor

*Classes where a more advanced class can be substituted.
** Ph.D. standing required
++ Students who take b.) must have taken a.). Students who take c.) must have taken a.) & b.)
# Class not yet offered
% Not offered until Winter, 2018

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