Master of Library and Information Studies/Master of Resource and Environmental Management (MLIS/MREM)

A 28 month course of study leading to combined degrees Master of Information and Master of Resource and Environmental Management (MI/MREM).

The goal of the combined degree is to provide qualified candidates with graduate education which equips them for careers as leaders in the information professionals with problem-solving tools and scientific (social and biophysical) understanding to create innovative solutions to resource and environmental issues. This degree prepares students for careers such as: Fish and wildlife information managers, Information specialists, Geospatial and biological data librarians, Environmental-related information managers, Traditional and ecological knowledge managers.

The MI/MREM involves seven course work terms, one optional practicum term and one internship term. The practicum and internship will be undertaken during the summer months. The minimum course requirements are 63 credit hours.

Required Courses:

INFO 0590 Practicum (optional, non-credit)
INFO 5500 Information in Society
INFO 5515 Organization in Information
INFO 5520 Research Methods
INFO 5530 Information Sources, Services & Retrieval
INFO 5570 Organizational Management & Strategy
INFO 5590 Information Management Systems
INFO 6540 Data Management
INFO 6681 Geospatial Information Management or ENVI 5507 Environmental Informatics
MGMT 5000 Management Without Borders
ENVI 5205 Law and Policy for Resource and Environmental Management
ENVI 5500 Socio-political Dimensions of Resource and Environmental Management
ENVI 5504 Management of Resources and the Environment
ENVI 5505 Biophysical Dimensions of Resource and Environmental Management
ENVI 5509 MREM Internship
ENVI 5508 MREM Project

Plus three credit hours in Advanced Technology:

INFO 6270 Introduction to Data Science
INFO 6513 Business Analytics and Data Visualization
INFO 6620 Web Design and Architecture
INFO 6840 Content Management Systems

And 18 credit hours (6 courses) in MI or MREM electives. 

  • Not all courses are offered every year. It is the student’s responsibility to ensure they plan their schedule appropriately. Combine degree students are advised on an individual basis to assist with course selection.
  • MGMT 5000 must be taken in the final year of the MI/MREM degree.
  • INFO 5570 must be taken in the final year of the MI/MREM degree.
  • INFO 0590 is an optional practicum.
  • Electives are not restricted to MI or MREM courses but must relate to the student’s program objectives and be approved by either Graduate Program Coordinators. The maximum number of electives a student can take outside of the MI and MREM program is two.
  • As thesis can be complete as part of this program by substituting 4 elective courses (GPA requirement must be met).
  • Combined Degree students must register for the REGN 9999 in every term to ensure fees are generated properly. This course is listed as “registration course-graduate” in the academic timetable.