Academics

Environmental Science, PhD

Announcements

  • The doctorate in Environmental Science was known as the doctorate in Environmental, Earth, and Ocean Sciences until spring 2013.

For the official detailed PhD requirements, click here.

For the PhD in environmental sciences, 60 credits are required. These credits are earned through a combination of course work and research. Formal course work include a required core curriculum and a specialty areas. Core courses include:

EFFECTIVE FALL 2014

Program of Study

Core Courses (6 credits):

EEOS 603 – Coasts and Communities I
EEOS 604 -  Coasts and Communities II

Skills Course (3 credits, choose 1 from):

EEOS 601 – Intro. Prob. & Applied Stats (3 credits)
EEOS 611 – Applied Stats (3 credits)
EEOS 662L – Chemometrics (3 credits)

Ethics (1 credit):

EEOS 600 – Responsible Conduct of Research

School for the Environment Seminar (4 credits):

All PhD students must attend seminar each week throughout their enrollment in the program.  MS students will earn credit for each semester they enroll in EEOS 791 (Seminar in Environmental Sciences).  Option "a" students are required to present a short research seminar in their second year.

Science Electives (choose 1 course not already taken):

EEOS 601 – Intro. Prob. Applied Stats (3 credits)
EEOS 607 – Intro. To Envir. Innov. Clinic (3 credits) (new course)
EEOS 611 – Applied Statistics (3 credits)
EEOS 613 – Oceans and Human Health (3 credits)
EEOS 623 - Introduction to GIS (4 credits)
EEOS 625 – Princ. & Appl. Remote Sensing (4 credits)
EEOS 630 – Biological Oceanography (3 credits)
EEOS 635 – Environmental Toxicology (3 credits)
EEOS 640 – Chemistry of Natural Waters (3 credits)
EEOS 650 – Physical Oceanography (3 credits)
EEOS 657 – Fluvial Hydrology (3 credits)
EEOS 658 – Geomorph. Coastal Water (3 credits)
EEOS 660L – Coastal Ecological Processes (3 credits)
EEOS 662L – Chemometrics (3 credits)
EEOS 665L – Ecological Risk Assessment (3 credits)
EEOS 710 – Environ. Biogeochemistry (3 credits)
EEOS 715 – Isotope Geochemistry (3 credits)

Policy Electives (choose 1 course not already taken):

EEOS 616 – Environ. Policy & Admin. (3 credits)
EEOS 645 -  Env. Issues Horn of Africa (3 credits (new course)
EEOS 654 – Profess. Science Comm. (3 credits)
EEOS 670L – Environ. & Energy Economics (3 credits)
EEOS 674L – Climate and Energy (3 credits)
EEOS 675L – Economics of Renewables (3 credits)
EEOS 680 – Coastal and Ocean Law (3 credits)
EEOS 685 – Ecosystem Manage. Law, Policy (3 credits)
EEOS 710 – Environ. Biogeochemistry (3 credits)
EEOS 715 – Isotope Geochemistry (3 credits)
EEOS 716 -  Sci. & Tech. Info. & Policy Proc. (3 credits)
EEOS 726 - Coastal Zone Management (3 credits)

Dissertation Research (18 credits):

PhD students must complete 18 credits of dissertation research (EEOS 899).  More than 18 hours may be taken but only 18 are applied to the degree.

Additional Electives (courses and independent research hours to fulfill 30 credit hour requirement):

Choose from any of the above courses not taken to satisfy core requirement or choose from additional 600+ level electives as approved by your faculty mentor.