Five College Coastal and Marine Sciences Program


A minimum of six courses in four categories is required for the certificate.
Check the complete, categorized course list 
to see if your courses are approved for the certificate. This master list may include courses not currently offered. Some courses may have prerequisites.

Note: You do not need to be working towards the certificte to take these courses.

Note to faculty members: Please contact if you would like to suggest a course that should be added to our list. Include the course number, title, semester(s) offered, and its relevance to marine science.

Other courses in addition to those listed below may be eligible for fulfilling the requirements of the Five College Buddhist Studies Certificate. Students are encouraged to consult a Coastal & Marine Sciences Program campus advisor to identify courses that are appropriate for their interests.

Course information is updated regularly throughout the pre-registration period.

Spring 2014 Coastal and Marine Sciences Program

Subj Abbr Course # Sect # Course Title Instructor(s) Meeting Times Institution
NRC 563 01 Wetlands,Wildlife Ecology&Mgmt Scott Jackson M W F 9:05AM 9:55AM UMass Amherst
NRC 578 01 Watershed Sci & Mgmt Timothy Randhir TU TH 11:15AM 12:30PM UMass Amherst
NRC 585 01 Introduction to GIS Bethany Bradley TU 11:15AM 12:30PM UMass Amherst
NRC 585 01LL Introduction to GIS W 2:30PM 5:30PM UMass Amherst
NRC 585 01LM Introduction to GIS F 1:25PM 4:25PM UMass Amherst
RES-ECON 262 01 Environmental Econ John Stranlund TU TH 2:30PM 3:45PM UMass Amherst


Guide to USING THE ONLINE course list:

  • To sort by course subject abbreviation, select "Subj Abbr" to sort abbreviations alphabetically.
  • To sort by course number, select "Course #"
  • To sort by section number, select "Sect #"
  • To sort by course title, select "Course Title"
  • To sort by home institution, select "Institution"
  • Click on the course title to see the course description.

Please direct any feedback regarding this course list to Sarah Lince, the Five College Academic Programs Coordinator.