Environmental Science Environmental Science

The Environmental Science Track is offered through the College of Mines and Earth Sciences.  There are four focus areas within the Track:

  • Environmental Chemistry/Biology
  • Environmental Hydrology
  • Public and Environmental Heath
  • Remote Sensing and GIS

Graduate Students in the Environmental Science Track take advanced science courses within these four focus areas and choose electives based on their professional goals. These departments include:

  • Atmospheric Science
  • Biology
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Chemistry
  • City and Metropolitan Planning
  • Family and Preventive Medicine
  • Family and Consumer Studies
  • Geology
  • Geophysics
  • Geography
  • Law
  • Parks and Recreation
  • Political Science
  • Public Administration
  • Sustainability

Program Objectives

  • Provide professional scientists an opportunity to earn a graduate science or math degree that increases their core scientific knowledge and quantitative skills.
  • Develop leadership and management skills that will be highly valued by industry, government, and non-profits.
  • Include a Professional Experience (Internship) project, facilitated by an external sponsor and reviewed by a student’s Supervisory Committee, which integrates the practical application of scientific and professional knowledge.

Program Outcomes

  • Complete a course of study that increases their core scientific knowledge aligned with their professional goals.
  • Complete the Professional Experience (Internship) project, preparing a report for the student’s Supervisory Committee, and publicly presenting a summary of the project.
  • Apply Transferable (Business) Skills to the Professional Experience project.
  • Demonstrate Advanced Quantitative Skills academically and professionally.

The Professional Master of Science and Technology degree is offered through the College of Science and the College of Mines and Earth Sciences and the program is administered through the Graduate School. The PMST Executive Committee consists of representatives from four academic departments and the PMST Program Director.