Environmental Sciences, Ph.D.
The Doctor of Philosophy degree program in Environmental Sciences offers concentrations in biology, chemistry, agriculture, geosciences, and integrated research but emphasizes the solution of complex environmental problems using an interdisciplinary approach. Course work is required in biology, chemistry, geology, agriculture, and sociology. This interdisciplinary approach insures that students become aware of a wide range of environmental concerns and that their research includes a breadth of environmental understanding beyond the boundaries of a particular discipline. The goal of the program is to prepare students for careers in research, management, government service, teaching, and other areas where they can make productive contributions to the solution of environmental problems.
The program of study for a doctoral degree requires a minimum of 61 semester credits beyond the bachelor’s level, including 13 credits in “core courses,” 12 credits at the 7000 level, and at least 18 credits in doctoral research and dissertation. Graduate assistantships are available.
Professional Science Master’s, P.S.M.
The Professional Science Master’s (PSM) degree is a unique professional degree grounded in natural science, technology, engineering, mathematics and/or computational sciences and is designed to prepare students for direct entry into a variety of career options in industry, business, government, or non-profit organizations. It is a distinctive advanced degree for those intending to pursue a career in the practice of science. PSM programs prepare graduates for high-level careers in science that have a strong emphasis on such skill areas as management, policy, and entrepreneurship. PSM recognition provides assurance that the program conforms to nationally accepted criteria.