Environmental Science, Ph.D.


General requirements of the Doctor of Philosophy degree are given in the general requirements section of this catalog. It is not necessary that students with the B.S. degree obtain an M.S. degree before pursuing the doctorate.

The Ph.D. in environmental science will require a total of 78 semester hours beyond the requirements of a Bachelor’s degree.

Specific requirements include:

Requirement Hours
Semester hours of coursework 24
Seminar hours 3
Research hours 6
Dissertation hours 12
Remaining credit hours to include research, laboratory techniques or classroom offerings 33

Exact degree plans will be specified by the student’s advisory committee no later than their third semester (excluding summers) within the doctoral program.

Our curriculum includes a core of 4 classes. Each student will be required to complete at least three semester hours at the graduate level in four of the five areas consisting of: Environmental Toxicology, Environmental Chemistry, Environmental Risk Assessment, and Statistics and Ecological and Environmental Systems.