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M.Sc. in Environmental Sciences

Environmental Science is an interdisciplinary field dealing with the scientific study of natural systems and human impacts on these systems.

Most environmental problems are complex, demanding the problem-solving insights of multiple disciplines.

A student seeking to specialize in Environmental Science is required to focus on at least three areas. First, it is important for him to understand the natural processes (both physical and biological) that operate in the world. Second, it is important to appreciate the role that technology plays in our society and its capacity to alter natural processes as well as solve problems caused by human impact. Third, the complex social processes that are characteristics of human populations must be understood and integrated with knowledge of technology and natural processes to fully appreciate the role of humans in the natural world. The Department of Earth Sciences, with the active collaboration of Department of Chemistry, offers degrees of M.S. and Masters in Environmental Sciences.

The M.S. program in Environmental Sciences is designed for students who wish to focus on excellence in research.

Total credit hours required for the Master of Science in Geophysics program is 30 credit hours.

Degree RequirementsCredit Hours
Environmental Sciences Core Courses12
Environmental Sciences Elective Courses6
Free Elective Courses6
Thesis6
Total Credit Hours:30
(A) Core Courses
CourseCodeCredit Hours
Advanced Environmental GeologyENVS 5103
Environmental ChemistryENVS 5223
Environmental BiologyENVS 5323
Concepts of Environmental ManagementENVS 5423
(B) General Required Courses
CourseCodeCredit Hours
SeminarENVS 5990
ThesisENVS 6106

Students are also required to take two courses from the following elective course list for a total of 6 credit hours as Environmental Sciences electives.

(C) Environmental Science Elective Courses
CourseCodeCredit Hours
Environmental Geology Discipline
DesertificationENVS 5143
Environmental HydrogeologyENVS 5153
Ground-Water Resources ManagementENVS 5163
Geophysics for Environmental ApplicationsENVS 5183
Environmental Remote SensingENVS 5193
Environmental Chemistry
Advanced Analytical GeochemistryENVS 5233
Advanced Environmental PoluutionENVS 5253
Air PollutionENVS 5263
Environmental ToxicologyENVS 5283
Environmental Biology Discipline
Advanced Environmental EcologyENVS 5333
Environmental BiotechnologyENVS 5353
Environmental MicrobiologyENVS 5363
Marine PollutionENVS 5383
Environmental Management Discipline
Management of Marine EnvironmentENVS 5433
Environmental Risk Assessment and ModelingENVS 5453
Environmental Impact AssessmentENVS 5463
Industrial Waste ManagementENVS 5483
Environmental SustainabilityENVS 5493
Other Electives
Statistical Methods in Environmental ResearchENVS 5643
ENVS Special Topics IENVS 5903
ENVS Special Topics IIENVS 5913
Independent ResearchENVS 6063

Total credit hours required for the Master of Science in Geophysics program is 30 credit hours.

Degree RequirementsCredit Hours
Environmental Sciences Core Courses12
Environmental Sciences Elective Courses6
Free Elective Courses6
Thesis6
Total Credit Hours:30
(A) Core Courses
CourseCodeCredit Hours
Advanced Environmental GeologyENVS 5103
Environmental ChemistryENVS 5223
Environmental BiologyENVS 5323
Concepts of Environmental ManagementENVS 5423
(B) General Required Courses
CourseCodeCredit Hours
SeminarENVS 5990
ThesisENVS 6106

Students are also required to take two courses from the following elective course list for a total of 6 credit hours as Environmental Sciences electives.

(C) Environmental Science Elective Courses
CourseCodeCredit Hours
Environmental Geology Discipline
DesertificationENVS 5143
Environmental HydrogeologyENVS 5153
Ground-Water Resources ManagementENVS 5163
Geophysics for Environmental ApplicationsENVS 5183
Environmental Remote SensingENVS 5193
Environmental Chemistry
Advanced Analytical GeochemistryENVS 5233
Advanced Environmental PoluutionENVS 5253
Air PollutionENVS 5263
Environmental ToxicologyENVS 5283
Environmental Biology Discipline
Advanced Environmental EcologyENVS 5333
Environmental BiotechnologyENVS 5353
Environmental MicrobiologyENVS 5363
Marine PollutionENVS 5383
Environmental Management Discipline
Management of Marine EnvironmentENVS 5433
Environmental Risk Assessment and ModelingENVS 5453
Environmental Impact AssessmentENVS 5463
Industrial Waste ManagementENVS 5483
Environmental SustainabilityENVS 5493
Other Electives
Statistical Methods in Environmental ResearchENVS 5643
ENVS Special Topics IENVS 5903
ENVS Special Topics IIENVS 5913
Independent ResearchENVS 6063
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