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New Brunswick/Piscataway Undergraduate Catalog 2005-2007 Cook College Programs of Study Environmental Sciences 375  

Environmental Sciences 375

Degree: B.S.

Undergraduate Program Director: Robert L. Tate III (tate@aesop.rutgers.edu)


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Code
Office
Phone (Ext.)
Marcos Cheney
(CJ)
ENR 233
2-9094
Daniel Gimenez
(GP)
ENR 248
2-9477
William Goldfarb
(GH)
ENR 238
2-1105
Uta Krogmann
(KE)
ENR 246
2-9060
Jerome J. Kukor
(KU)
Foran 318
2-8165 (316)
John Reinfelder
(RG)
ENR 260
2-8013
Marie Siewierski
(SU)
ENR 240
2-9804
Peter F. Strom
(ST)
ENR 228
2-8078
Robert L. Tate III
(TF)
ENR 230
2-9810
Barbara J. Turpin
(TC)
ENR 234
2-9540
Christopher Uchrin
(UA)
ENR 262
2-9444
Lily Y. Young
(YA)
Foran 308B
2-8165 (312)

The environmental sciences program is designed to provide students with an understanding of the application of the biological, chemical, and physical sciences to problems in the environment. Options emphasize the chemical, physical, or biological aspects, and electives allow specialization in the study of air, water, or soils, as well as pollution and treatment sciences, and environmental or occupational health studies.

With the consultation of a faculty adviser, students can design a program to meet requirements for graduate study and provide the basis for a professional career in government, education, consulting, or industry.

Students can meet the requirements for the New Jersey License Examination for Sanitarians by including the following courses in their program:

11:375:301 Environment and Health (3)

11:375:406 Public Health Practice and Administration (3)

11:375:409 Environmental Statement and Impact (3)

11:375:455,456 Internship in Environmental Health (2,2)

Recommended

11:375:421 Air Pollution (3)

11:375:430 Hazardous Wastes (3)

Environmental science majors may also complete a joint degree leading to a B.S. in environmental science and a master's degree in public health (M.P.H.). To apply for admission to the master's program, students must have junior status in the environmental science program (64 credits) and a minimum grade-point average of 3.0. Fifteen of the 45 credits required for the M.P.H. may be applied to the 128 credits required for the B.S. in environmental science. Students interested in this opportunity should discuss specific course requirements with Dr. Robert Tate, Undergraduate Program Director for Environmental Science (tate@aesop.rutgers.edu) or Dr. Mark Robson, Chair of the Department of Environmental and Occupational Health (robsonma@umdnj.edu).

I. College Mission: Interdisciplinary Critical Analysis (5-6 credits)

11:015:101 Perspectives on Agriculture and the Environment (2)

11:015:400 Junior/Senior Colloquium (3)

II. Introductory Life and Physical Sciences

A.Life Sciences (8 credits)

01:119:101-102 General Biology (4,4)

B.Physical Sciences (9 credits)

01:160:161-162 General Chemistry (4,4)

01:160:171 Introduction to Experimentation (1)

III. Humanities and the Arts (6 credits)

See suggested courses in the Degree Requirements chapter.

IV. Multicultural and International Studies (6 credits)

See suggested courses in the Degree Requirements chapter.

V. Human Behavior, Economic Systems, and Political Processes (9 credits)

See suggested courses in the Degree Requirements chapter.

VI. Oral and Written Communication (6 credits)

01:355:101 Expository Writing I (3)

01:355:201 Research in the Disciplines (3) or 01:355: 302 Scientific and Technical Writing (3)

VII. Experience-Based Education (2-6 credits)

11:375:431,432 Special Problems in Environmental Science/Studies (BA,BA) or 11:375:455,456 Internship in Environmental Health (2,2) or an appropriate cooperative education placement or an independent research project

VIII. Proficiency in the Environmental Sciences (60-71 credits)

A. REQUIRED COURSES (26-31)

Quantitative Skills

See VIII B, Option requirements.

Computer and Information Technology Competence (0-3)

Computer applications are required for environmental sciences courses. Students unfamiliar with basic computer procedures should complete an introductory computer course.

Professional Ethics

Ethical problems in environmental and regulatory fields are addressed throughout the program in both introductory- and advanced-level courses.

Additional Requirements (26-28)

11:375:201 Biological Principles of Environmental Sciences (3)

11:375:202 Chemical Principles of Environmental Sciences (3)

11:375:203 Physical Principles of Environmental Sciences (3)

11:375:310 Analytical Environmental Chemistry Laboratory (2)

11:375:312 Environmental Microbiology Laboratory (2)

11:704:351 Principles of Ecology (4)

01:750:193-194 Physics for the Sciences (4,4) or01: 750:203-204 General Physics (3,3)

01:960:211 Statistics I (3) orequivalent

B. OPTIONS (34-40)

1. Environmental Science (34-36)

Required courses (28)

01:160:307-308 Organic Chemistry (4,4)

01:640:1__-1__ CALC1 and CALC2 (4,4)

At least four of the following (12):

11:375:346 Introduction to Atmospheric Chemistry (3)

11:375:407 Environmental Toxicology (3)

11:375:411 Environmental Microbiology (3)

11:375:423 Environmental Fate and Transport (3)

11:375:444 Water Chemistry (3)

11:375:453 Soil Ecology (3)

Electives (6-8)

11:115:301Introductory Biochemistry (3)

01:160:323-324 Physical Chemistry (3,3) or 01: 160:327-328 Physical Chemistry (4,4)

11:375:307 Elements of Solid Waste Management and Treatment (3)

11:375:333, 334 Environmental Law I,II (3,3)

11:375:360 Soils and Water (4)

11:375:421 Air Pollution (3)

11:375:430 Hazardous Wastes (3)

11:375:445 Problems in Aquatic Environments (3)

11:375:451 Soil Chemistry (3)

11:375:454 Soil Biological Processes (3)

11:375:459 Physical Properties of Soils (3)

11:670:201 Elements of Meteorology (3)

11:680:390 General Microbiology (4)

2. Applied Environmental Science (35-40)

Required courses (26-31)

01:160:209Elementary Organic Chemistry (3) or01: 160:307-308 Organic Chemistry (4,4) [recommended for those considering graduate study]

11:375:302 Elements of Water and Wastewater Treatment (3)

11:375:307 Elements of Solid Waste Management and Treatment (3)

11:375:333 Environmental Law I (3)

11:375:411 Environmental Microbiology (3) or 11: 375:453 Soil Ecology (3)

11:375:430 Hazardous Wastes (3)

01:640:1__ CALC1 (4)

11:680:390 General Microbiology (4) orequivalent

Electives (9)

At least 9 credits in one of the following concentrations:

Concentration in Pollution Science

11:375:334 Environmental Law II (3)

11:375:360 Soils and Water (4)

11:375:399 Hazardous Waste Operation and Emergency Response (1)

11:375:421 Air Pollution (3)

11:375:422 Air Sampling and Analysis (3)

11:375:423 Environmental Fate and Transport (3)

11:375:434 Principles of Industrial Hygiene (3)

11:375:444 Water Chemistry (3)

01:640:1__ CALC2 (4)

Concentration in Environmental Health

11:375:301 The Environment and Health (3)

11:375:334 Environmental Law II (3)

11:375:336 Occupational and Community Noise Control (3)

11:375:360 Soils and Water (4)

11:375:399 Hazardous Waste Operation and Emergency Response (1)

11:375:403 Principles of Epidemiology (3) *

11:375:406 Public Health Practice and Administration (3) *

11:375:407 Environmental Toxicology (3)

11:375:421 Air Pollution (3)

11:375:422 Air Sampling and Analysis (3)

11:375:434 Principles of Industrial Hygiene (3)

11:375:435 Introduction to Occupational Safety and Health (3)

11:375:455,456 Internship in Public Health (2,2) *

Concentration in Environmental Science Policy

11:372:231 Fundamentals of Environmental Planning (3) or10: 975:306 Introduction to Urban and Environmental Planning (3)

11:373:363 Environmental Economics (3)

11:374:301 Environment and Development (3)

11:374:313 Environmental Policy and Institutions (3)

11:374:315 International Environmental Policy (3)

11:374:322 Environmental Behavior (3)

11:375:334 Environmental Law II (3)

11:375:403 Principles of Epidemiology (3) or 11:375: 406 Public Health Practice and Administration (3)

01:790:305 Public Policy Formation (3) or 01:790:341 Public Administration: American Bureaucracy (3) or01:790:342 Public Administration: Policy Making (3)

01:790:362 International Law (3)

IX. Unspecified Electives (5-17 credits)

* Required for New Jersey license examination for sanitarians.

 
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