Doctoral program with a focus on topics related to sustainable environment, including the effects of human development, pollution, and population growth on the environment.
The College of Science and Engineering’s PhD program in sustainable environment provides students with extensive knowledge on topics related to sustainable environment issues, including the effect of human development on the environment; the causes, impact and control of pollution; and the demands of a growing global population on natural resources. Students conduct original and scientifically significant environmental research that concentrates on issues surrounding the support of sustainable development. The multidisciplinary approach to the curricula builds fundamental knowledge that evolves with the developments within the field, equipping graduates with the tools needed to pursue a wide variety of career paths.
under the supervision of an adviser and a PhD dissertation committee: PhD students should additionally pass (1) a qualifying examination in their third semester, (2) a candidacy examination (dissertation proposal) in their fifth semester, and (3) successfully defend their final dissertation to the public and their dissertation committee.