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Environmental Science Graduate Program
Fate & Effects of Pollutants Option
Program Curriculum

Human activities can severely impact the air, soil, and water resources on which life is dependent. This Option is designed to examine in depth the processes involved in the transport, transformation, and ultimate fate of environmental contaminants, and the impact they have on individual organisms, ecosystems, and the physical environment.

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 advisor and option coordinator approval.

16:375:502 Stream Sanitation (3)
16:375:503 Analytical Techniques in Environmental Chemistry (3)
16:375:507 Environmental Chemistry (3)
16:375:509 Groundwater Pollution (3)
16:375:510 Pollution Microbiology (3)
16:375:512 Pollution Microbiology Lab (2)
16:375:517 Applications of Aquatic Chemistry (3)
16:375:519 Wetland Ecology (3)
16:375:520 Techniques for Biomonitoring in Aquatic Systems (3)
16:375:522 Environmental Organic Chemistry (3)
16:375:523 Environmental Fate and Transport (3)
16:375:526 Limnology of Urban & Suburban Waters (3)
16:375:529 Biodegradation and Bioremediation (3)
16:375:533 Water Law (3)
16:375:540 Atmospheric Chemistry (3)
16:375:541 Environmental Models (3)
16:375:555 Soil Physics (3)
16:375:561 Soil Chemistry (3)
16:375:573 Soil Ecosystem Processes (proposed new title for Topics in Soil Organic Matter) (3)
16:215:555 Ecological Risk (3)
26:120:551 Biology of Pollution (3) (Biology Department, Rutgers Newark)
11:375:310 Analytical Environmental Chemistry Lab (2)
11:375:421 Air Pollution (3)
11:375:422 Air Sampling & Analysis (3)
11:375:444 Water Chemistry (3)
11:375:445 Problems in Aquatic Environments (3)
11:375:453 Soil Ecology I (3)

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

01:960:401 Basic Statistics for Research
16:960:590 Design of Experiments