Graduate Program Environmental Sciences

Pollution Prevention and Control Option

Coordinator: Pete Strom

Program Curriculum

Contaminants resulting from human activities cause substantial environmental degradation. It is the purpose of this Option to examine in depth the processes required to reduce these past, present, and future impacts. Emphasis is on waste treatment, remediation, and pollution prevention/waste minimization.

M.S. students must complete a minimum of 12 credits from the following list of courses, while Ph.D. students must complete 15 credits. Other courses may be substituted with written approval of advisor and option coordinator.

16:375:504 Water and Wastewater Treatment (3)
16:375:506 Industrial Waste Treatment (3)
16:375:510 Environmental Microbiology (3)
16:375:512 Pollution Microbiology Laboratory (2)
16:375:524 Source Control of Atmospheric Pollution (3)
16:375:525 Principles of Solid Waste Management and Treatment (3)
16:375:527 Physiochemical Process Dynamics in Environmental Systems (3)
16:375:529 Biodegradation and Bioremediation (3)
16:375:530 Hazardous Waste Management (3)
16:375:531 Biological Waste Treatment (3)
16:375:534 Environmental Sustainability (3)
16:375:573 Ecosystem Processes in Soil (3)
11:375:421 Air Pollution (3)
11:375:453 Soil Ecology (3)
11:127:413 Unit Processes in Bioenvironmental Engineering I (3)
11:127:414 Unit Processes in Bioenvironmental Engineering I (3)
11:127:423 Bioenvironmental Engineering Unit Processes Laboratory I (1)
11:127:424 Bioenvironmental Engineering Unit Processes Laboratory II (1)

Other recommended courses (not counting towards the 12-15 credits required):

16:375:502 Stream Sanitation (3)
16:375:503 Analytical Techniques in Environmental Chemistry (3)
11:375:310 Analytical Environmental Chemistry Lab (2)
01:960:401 Basic Statistics for Research (3)
16:960:590 Design of Experiments (3)



  1. Rutgers
  2. DES Administration
  3. School of Environmental and Biological Sciences