2022 NSU Fact Book

2022 FACT BOOK 71 the fields of sociology, peace studies, research methodologies, and conflict resolution. The undergraduate and graduate programs focus on the study of human behavior in societies and methods whereby parties achieve constructive agreements based on the principles of nonviolence, equity, dignity, and appreciation for human diversity. The department offers a B.S. in Sociology that examines the interactive dynamics of social institutions, organizations, and everyday life. This B.S. in Sociology is available both on campus and online. DCRS also offers Ph.D. and M.S. degrees in two delivery formats— residentially and online—and employs an optimal combi- nation of hybrid learning models so that mid-career adults do not have to relocate for their graduate studies. The graduate degrees in conflict analysis and resolution focus on pragmatic approaches to solving problems inherent in human social relations. These programs are designed to prepare students for careers as advanced conflict resolution practitioners, college and university leaders and educators, researchers, theoreticians, consultants, program evaluators, and organization administrators. DEPARTMENT OF HUMANITIES AND POLITICS The Department of Humanities and Politics aims to engage students in our diverse, dynamic, and globalized world and to encourage understanding and exploration of our humanity. Steeped in the liberal arts tradition, the department offers innovative and diverse interdisciplinary programs that emphasize critical thinking, reading, and writing. Courses explore areas of study such as English, history, philosophy, legal studies, international studies, modern languages, national security, and political science. They are offered in the traditional classroom setting, as well as online. Courses offered include independent studies, internships, and travel study courses. DEPARTMENT OF MARINE AND ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES The Department of Marine and Environmental Sciences offers immersive learning experiences in laboratory and classroom settings, as well as in the field. Students learn from experienced professors and researchers at the forefront of their professions, gaining a firm grounding in large ecosystems, laboratory techniques, and ecology. Mangroves, coral reefs, tropical freshwater, beaches, and deep-water habitats are just a few miles away from campus, providing plenty of opportunities for hands-on learning. NSU is uniquely located at the edge of diverse marine, freshwater, and terrestrial ecosystems, allowing students, faculty members, and researchers to engage in multidisciplinary studies. The department offers undergraduate majors and minors in marine biology and environmental sciences, as well as minors in marine ecology and geographical information science. These programs help students develop the required skill sets to help solve the problems created by the impact of human activity on the environment. Students will gain a comprehensive knowledge of diverse marine, freshwater, and terrestrial ecosystems, as well as the chemical and biotic systems. NSU also offers two master’s degree programs and a doctoral program. These are the Master of Professional Science (M.P.S.) in Environmental Science and the Master of Science (M.S.) in Marine Science. The M.P.S. program provides students with a solid background in environmental science, as well as practical and managerial skills, and it can be completed in just a year and a half. The M.S. program gives students the opportunity to dive deep into the study of marine systems, learning about a variety of special topics from shark research to coral reef preservation. Additionally, the Ph.D. in Oceanography/Marine Biology offered by the department prepares students for further research on a selected topic of importance in the ocean sciences. DEPARTMENT OF MATHEMATICS The department provides a core curriculum in pure mathematics, applied mathematics, and analytical sciences. Through the mathematics major, mathe- matics minor, and applied statistics minor, coursework provides students with the skills to formulate, abstract, analyze, and solve complex problems. Enhancements include a department colloquium series, as well as faculty mentorship of undergraduate student