Graduate Program in Environmental Sciences
Within these options, the following areas of specialization are offered:
The Graduate Program in Environmental Sciences offers M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in several options:
The backgrounds of successful applicants vary greatly. All are expected to have earned an undergraduate degree in a science or engineering discipline with appropriate backgrounds in biology, chemistry, mathematics and/or physics. Otherwise highly qualified applicants who lack any of the above requirements may be allowed to correct this after admission. Selected applicants from non-scientific fields are sometimes admitted, and have a good record of accomplishment.
- air pollution and resources
- aquatic biology
- aquatic chemistry
- aquatic toxicology
- microbiology, and physics of aerosol and hydrosol systems
- climate change
- environmental chemistry
- environmental microbiology
- environmental prediction
- surface and groundwater pollution modeling
- human exposure
- industrial hygiene
- occupational health
- pesticide residue chemistry
- soil chemistry, microbiology, and physics
- solid and hazardous wastes
- water and wastewater treatment
- water resources.
Graduates have been highly successful in a wide range of professional pursuits in both the public and private sector. This includes careers in academia, business, consulting, government, health care, industry, and the media. Our alumni work in classrooms, courtrooms, hospitals, industrial plants, laboratories, offices, and the outdoors. If you like science, and have an interest in the environment - we may be the program you are looking for!