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 72 semester hours beyond the requirements of a Bachelor’s degree.
|Select one class from four of the five core competency areas|
|Statistical Science/Data Analysis/Data Interpretation/Modeling|
|Mathematical Modeling of Environmental Quality Systems|
|Advanced Statistics for Environmental Scientists|
|Fundamentals of Toxicology|
|Advanced Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry|
|Advanced Environmental Chemistry|
|Environmental Risk Assessment|
|Advanced Methods for Human Health Risk Assessment and Analysis|
|Ecological Risk Assessment|
|Ecological and Environmental Systems|
|Advanced Studies in Biology|
|Integrative Seminar in Environmental Studies|
Any seminar in STEM (ex: BIO, CHE, GEO, PHY, ANT) with the approval of the Graduate Program Director
|Dissertation Proposal and Prospectus Research|
Select courses in research, laboratory techniques, or classroom offerings with the approval of the Graduate Program Director
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.