Catalog 2010-2012

Major in Environmental Science and Health

The curriculum in the Environmental Science and Health program provides academic and research opportunities for students seeking terminal master's degrees. The curriculum emphasizes environmental related course work in the various disciplines (biology, chemistry and biochemistry, geology, industrial technology, physics, and environmental health) as well as additional courses selected from university offerings at large to assure a high level of competence in the student's area of major interest. Working in cooperation with the sciences, industrial technology, and health departments, graduate students are afforded excellent opportunities for field, laboratory, and industrial research through association with a large staff of scientists studying environmental issues.

Students interested in this program must submit a completed Application for Admission to Graduate Study and be admitted to the program. Applications should include three letters of recommendation and transcripts of undergraduate and graduate credits. Graduate information and application for graduate admission can be found at

The Graduate Record Examination (General Test) is not required for admission to the program.

This program is available on the thesis option only. A minimum of 30 semester hours is required. A minimum of 18 hours of 200/6000-level course work is required. Successful completion of a final written and oral comprehensive examination is required. Beyond the required courses, the graduate advisory committee for each student will select additional course work tailored to the interests and research of the student.