Ph.D. Environmental Science: Chemistry Concentration
Information & Course Outline
Environmental Science Ph.D. Chemistry Concentration | 61 hours
- In addition to the courses listed below, any 5000, 6000, or 7000-level courses offered by the university and approved by the student's Graduate Committee may be included in the student's Program of Study as part of the 18 hours of electives.
- Subject to Graduate Committee approval, 18 credit hours from a Master of Science degree can be used toward the Ph.D. as elective credits.
Core Courses / Chemistry (13 hours)
- EVSA 6010 / Environmental Agriculture (3)
- Provides a summary of the actual and/or relative environmental impacts of existing and emerging agricultural production technologies.
- EVSB 6010 / Environmental Biology (3)
- Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. Biological concepts, community and ecosystem structure and function, population biology, water pollution, land and wildlife resources, endangered and threatened species, resource management, human impact, and environmental economics. This course cannot be taken for credit toward graduation by students with a degree or concentration in biology or wildlife and fisheries sciences.
- EVSG 6010 / Environmental Geology (3)
- Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. Introduction to geology and the application of geologic knowledge to issues and potential solutions of problems arising from the interaction of human activities and natural earth processes.
- EVSS 6010 / Environmental Social Policy (3)
- Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. Social, political, legal, and scientific issues that influence environmental policy decisions.
- EVS 7910 / Environmental Science Seminar (1)
- Can cover any topic of Environmental Chemistry, but must not include topics in the student's research plan and must be completed by the semester before the comprehensive exam.
Environmental Chemistry Concentration (12 hours)
- EVSC 7110 / Water, Soil & Air Chemistry-Part I (3)*
- EVSC 7120 / Water, Soil & Air Chemistry-Part II (3)*
- EVSC 7210 / Organic Chemistry in the Environment (3)
- EVSC 7900 / Research Design in Environmental Chemistry (3)*
- EVSC 7970 / Special Topics in Environmental Chemistry (3)
Electives (18 hours)
- 18 credit hours from Master of Science (M.S.) degree may be used to fulfill requirement; subject to committee approval.
Research & Dissertation (18 hours)
- EVSC 7990 / Research & Dissertation (3, 6, 9 hrs)