College of Natural and Applied Sciences

Programs

Accelerated master's option.Indicates accelerated graduate program is available for students in this major.


Undergraduate


Graduate

Centers for research and service

Center for Resource Planning and Management

The Center provides public outreach services in planning and community development and to assist in development of public policy on resource utilization. Learn more: Center for Resource Planning and Management

Ozarks Environmental and Water Resources Institute

The Institute provides technical expertise, analytical capability, and student training to support environmental research, watershed monitoring programs, and watershed group activities in the Ozarks. Learn more: Ozarks Environmental and Water Resources Institute

Bull Shoals Field Station

The Station provides a location and facilities for faculty, students, and visiting scientists to conduct research and educational programs that increase public understanding of southwest Missouri ecosystems. Learn more: Bull Shoals Field Station

Graduate program

A Master of Natural and Applied Science degree is administered by the college. 

Accelerated Master of Natural and Applied Science

Eligible Missouri State undergraduate students in a major in the College of Natural and Applied Sciences may apply for preliminary acceptance into the Master of Natural and Applied Science program after admission requirements for the accelerated master's option have been satisfied. If accepted, a maximum of 12 credit hours from approved graduate-level courses may be counted toward both the graduate and undergraduate degrees (Mixed Credit). This option offers an opportunity for CNAS majors whose goals, academic capabilities, and career planning include graduate work, to complete the requirements for the master’s degree in less time than would otherwise be possible. Refer to the Graduate Catalog for more information.

For courses to be designated as Mixed Credit, the graduate advisor, undergraduate department head, and Graduate College dean must approve by signing the Permission for Mixed Credit form. This form must be provided to the Office of the Registrar in Carrington Hall 320 no later than the end of the Change of Schedule Period for the semester.