Ph.D. Environmental Sciences: Biology Concentration
PH.D. CONCENTRATIONS IN BIOLOGY & CHEMISTRY
The program offers two concentrations of study - Biology and Chemistry, and also addresses environmental impacts on society and culture. Course work in agriculture, geology and
sociology are included as core courses outside the selected concentration.
- This cross-disciplinary approach prepares graduates for the
21st century workforce as projected by studies conducted by the National Science Foundation (NSF) and National Academy of Sciences (NAS).
- If you have a Masters degree in either Biology or Chemistry, you can potentially complete your
coursework in as little as 25 hours and the program in as little as three years!
The Environmental Sciences Ph.D. program's mission is to advance scholarly knowledge and promote leadership necessary to effectively address environmental problems by incorporating multiple perspectives from the sciences and other disciplines in the program's teaching and research activities.
- As an effective interdisciplinary scientist, it is essential to understand the impact of our human endeavors on the environment we inhabit.
- Our program's approach insures that students become aware of a wide range of environmental concerns with emphasis on solving complex environmental problems and that their research includes a breadth of environmental understanding beyond the boundaries of a particular discipline.
- This broader understanding allows our students the ability to design effective means of protecting human health and wildlife habitat for the future and gives insight for options related to undoing the consequences of past environmental neglect.
- The ultimate 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.