Environmental Science Academic Programs

B.S. Degree Plan

The plan in Environmental Science leads to the bachelor of science degree. This plan seeks through an interdisciplinary approach to prepare students for opportunities in the private sector and in governmental agencies where environmental issues are being addressed. Graduates of the plan will also be prepared to pursue further academic training in Environmental Science. Students will choose one of four specialization electives.

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Environmental Biology Specialization

The Environmental Biology Specialization prepares students to investigate, analyze, and determine solutions for environmental problems associated with natural populations and ecosystems, such as pollution, development and population growth. The curriculum provides opportunities for study in environmental toxicology, conservation biology and aquatic biology.

Environmental Chemistry Specialization

The Environmental Chemistry Specialization prepares students to acquire knowledge and skills in fate and transport studies, instrumentations, and pollution control technologies. The curriculum provides theories to hands-on practice in courses, including sampling and monitoring, air/water pollution, soil/groundwater remediation, and environmental chemodynamics.

Environmental Geology Specialization

The Environmental Geology Specialization prepares students to recognize, investigate and analyze environmental problems associated with geology including groundwater. The curriculum is broad-based, including courses in remote sensing, ground water hydrology, wetlands and environmental geochemistry.

Physical Geology Specialization

The Physical Geology specialization prepares students to acquire and evaluate geologic data for application in the Petroleum, Mining, and Environmental sectors.  The curriculum is broad, covering courses with diverse career applications including Structural Geology, Mineralogy and Petrology, Natural Disasters, Sedimentation and Stratigraphy, and Field Methods. 


M.S. Degree Plans

This plan is for Environmental Science M.S. students seeking the master's degree in either the face-to-face or the online format. For the face-to-face degree program, applicants must choose one of the five specializations when they apply.

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Environmental Biology Specialization

The Environmental Biology Specialization prepares students to investigate, analyze, and determine solutions for environmental problems associated with natural populations and ecosystems, such as pollution, development and population growth. The curriculum provides opportunities for study in environmental toxicology, conservation biology and aquatic biology.

Learn more about the Environmental Science M.S. with a Specialization in Environmental Biology

Environmental Chemistry Specialization

The Environmental Chemistry Specialization prepares students to acquire knowledge and skills in fate and transport studies, instrumentations, and pollution control technologies. The curriculum provides theories to hands-on practice in courses, including sampling and monitoring, air/water pollution, soil/groundwater remediation, and environmental chemodynamics.

Learn more about the Environmental Science M.S. with a Specialization in Environmental Chemistry

Environmental Geology Specialization

The Environmental Geology Specialization prepares students to recognize, investigate and analyze environmental problems associated with geology including groundwater. The curriculum is broad-based, including courses in remote sensing, ground water hydrology, wetlands and environmental geochemistry.

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100% Online M.S. Degree Program

UHCL's College of Science and Engineering provides a diverse and affordable solution to those seeking an online option for acquiring an M.S. in Environmental Science. This program merges both quality with convenience of learning at home. An M.S. in Environmental Science from UHCL will provide you with the comprehensive training and preparation necessary to excel as a leader and innovator in this emerging field.

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