Core Course Areas

The ESE program focuses on seven core course areas listed below supporting the five major themes:

Core Course Areas

Courses which meet the ESE core requirements are provided online. Click the tabs at the bottom of the Excel file to browse courses for each core course area. We do our best to keep this file revised and updated, but realize that courses change often and this document should be used as a guide. Please contact us at if you have any questions regarding course requirements.


All students must take during their degree program or have taken in their previous degree program* the following courses:


Although listed as one of the core areas, the professional development core is not required, but strongly encouraged. There are several professional development courses that may be of interest and relevant to your unique research area. Such courses can be identified with the help of your advisory committee. Participating in the planning of the annual ESE Symposium also serves as a professional development activity.

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