Electives offer the opportunity for students to focus their education on their specific research interests, and represent approximately half of all credits taken. The student and her/his advisory committee decide which courses best contribute to the student’s program of study. Courses from the five MEES partner institutions (University of Maryland Baltimore, University of Maryland Baltimore County, University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science, University of Maryland College Park, and the University of Maryland Eastern Shore) are available to MEES students. The numerous electives available through MEES enrich and provide greater flexibility than most environmental graduate programs in the nation.