The world is filled with harsh chemicals and scary microbes. That we don’t breathe or ingest them to harmful effect is partly due to the careful oversight of environmental scientists. Thanks to them, we enjoy clean air and water and productive, pleasing gardens.
Join their ranks by taking part in our MS program in Environmental Science. Through it, you’ll receive training in water and solid waste management, as well as microbiology, air pollution, and environmental chemistry.
The program is practice-oriented, but we believe strongly in providing you with a solid foundation in underlying principles and methods. That approach aligns with our commitment to preparing you for immediate entry into today’s workforce or advanced graduate studies.
Goals and Objectives
Our goals for this program are to prepare you to:
- Understand the science and applied engineering of natural and man-made environmental systems;
- Evaluate the interactions between humans and the environment;
- Control the adverse impacts of pollution on our ecological systems, as well as understand the monitoring and laboratory analyses of those systems; and
- Actively participate in multidisciplinary teams of professionals gathered to solve environmental problems.
You should hold an undergraduate or graduate degree in environmental or civil engineering or equivalent from an accredited institution. Students with related backgrounds may be accepted but should, as a minimum, have 1 year of chemistry and physics and basic courses in calculus and differential equations. Such students may be asked to take up to 15 credits of undergraduate courses to complete their preparation. Applicants for this degree typically have undergraduate or graduate degrees in the physical, chemical, or biological sciences. An adviser may require or recommend undergraduate chemistry-related courses to make up for academic preparation deficiencies.
You muast also show evidence of quantitative analytic ability, generally including a minimum of 2 years of college mathematics and a college-level course in statistics.