Environmental Technology and Analysis Emphasis

Master of Science in Environmental Science and Policy

Students who select the Environmental Technology and Analysis emphasis may study concepts of: environmental modeling and remediation; municipal, industrial, and agricultural waste transformation, utilization and disposal; alternative energy systems and energy efficiency; or chemical, biological and geological aspects of ground or surface water systems. Students may be involved with evaluating alternative technologies and strategies for effective planning and policy implementation for the future. Principles and techniques of quantitative and qualitative analysis are applied to problems of supply, distribution, and utilization of natural resources and to the optimization of treatment and management costs in the context of public agencies, consulting firms and industries.

The Environmental Technology and Analysis area of emphasis prepares students to:

  • design and conduct scientific investigations;
  • collect, evaluate, and interpret data;
  • make responsible decisions to implement appropriate technologies and strategies to solve environmental problems; and
  • effectively communicate the results of environmental studies to other scientists, decision makers and the general public.

Graduates typically work as scientists, environmental specialists, or project managers with industry, commercial laboratories, engineering firms, or government agencies, where their work involves analysis, research, consulting, compliance, or enforcement.

Environmental Technology and Analysis (16 credits minimum)

Required Quantitative Course:4
Environmental Data Analysis
Additional Courses - 12 credits12
Choose any combination of the following courses listed below:
Thermodynamics and Kinetics
Therymodynamics and Kinetics Laboratory
Biochemistry Laboratory
Advanced Organic Chemistry
Advanced Organic Chemistry Laboratory
Instrumental Analysis
Environmental Science:
Environmental Microbiology
Environmental Systems
Pollution Control
The Soil Environment
Pollution Prevention
Water and Waste Water Treatment
Solar and Alternate Energy Systems
Resource Management Strategy
Ground Water: Resources and Regulations
Atmospheric Pollution and Abatement
Hazardous and Toxic Materials
Ecology and Management of Ecosystems
Environmental Technology and Analysis
Environmental Policy and Planning:
Water Resources Policy and Management
Environmental Law
Global Environmental Politics and Policy
Public and Nonprofit Budgeting
Environmental & Natural Resource Economics
Environmental Policy and Administration
Math and Statistics
Social Research Methods
Applied Regression Analysis
Design of Experiments
Seminar and Special Topics:
Seminar in Ecology and Evolution
Special Topics
Internship or Thesis Option:6-9
Capstone in Environmental Science and Policy
and Internship
Total Credits22-25