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African Studies 016
Agricultural Engineering
Alcohol Studies 047
Animal Sciences 067
Anthropology 070
Art History 082
Arts, Visual and Theater
Asian Studies 098
Biochemistry 115
BIOMAPS 118 (Programs in Quantitative Biology)
Biomedical Engineering 125
Bioresource Engineering 127
Biotechnology 126
Cell and Developmental Biology 148
Cellular and Molecular Pharmacology
Ceramic and Materials Science and Engineering 150
Chemical and Biochemical Engineering 155
Chemistry 160
Civil and Environmental Engineering 180
Classics 190
Cognitive Science 185
Communication, Information, and Library Studies 194
Communication Studies
Comparative Literature 195
Computer Science 198
Curatorial Studies
Ecology and Evolution 215
Economics 220
Education 300
Educational Psychology; Educational theory, Policy, and Administration; Learning and Teaching
Electrical and Computer Engineering 332
Engineering Geophysics
English, Literature In (English 350, Composition Studies 352)
English as a Second Language 356
Entomology 370
Environmental Change, Human Dimensions of 378
Environmental Sciences 375
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Food and Business Economics 395
Food Science 400
French 420
Geography 450
Geological Sciences 460
Geospatial Information Science 455
German 470
History 510
Human Resource Management
Industrial and Systems Engineering 540
Industrial Relations and Human Resources 545
Interdisciplinary Ph.D. Program 554
Italian 560
Labor and Employment Relations
Library Studies
Linguistics 615
Literatures In English
Mathematics 640, 642
Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering 650
Mechanics 654
Medicinal Chemistry 663
Medieval Studies 667
Microbiology and Molecular Genetics 681
Molecular and Cell Biology 695
Molecular Biophysics 696
Molecular Biosciences
Music 700
Neuroscience 710
Nutritional Sciences 709
Oceanography 712
Operations Research 711
Packaging Science and Engineering
Pharmaceutical Science 720
Pharmacology, Cellular and Molecular 718
Philosophy 730
Physics and Astronomy 750
Physiology and Integrative Biology 761
Plant Biology 765
Plant Pathology
Plant Science and Technology
Political Science 790
Psychology 830
Psychology, Applied and Professional
Public Health 832
Public Policy
Quaternary Studies 841
Russian, Central and East European Studies 859
Social Work 910
Social Work: Administration, Policy and Planning, and Direct Practice
Sociology 920
Spanish 940
Statistics 960
Theater Arts
Toxicology 963
Urban Planning and Policy Development 970
Urban Planning, City and Regional
Visual Arts
Wireless Communications Certificate
Women's and Gender Studies 988
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Camden Newark New Brunswick/Piscataway
  Graduate School-New Brunswick 2003-2005 Programs, Faculty, and Courses Environmental Sciences 375 Programs  


The M.S. and Ph.D. degree programs offer concentrations in pollution prevention and control; fate and effects of pollutants; atmospheric science; exposure assessment (Ph.D. only); and environmental toxicology (Ph.D. only). The Ph.D. option in exposure assessment is offered jointly with the graduate program in public health and in conjunction with the Department of Environmental and Community Medicine at UMDNJ-RWJMS. Within these options, the following areas of specialization are offered: air pollution and resources; aquatic biology; aquatic chemistry; aquatic toxicology; assessment; chemistry and physics of aerosol and hydrosol systems; climate change; environmental chemistry; environmental microbiology; environmental prediction; surface and groundwater pollution modeling; human exposure; industrial hygiene; occupational health; pesticide residue chemistry; soil chemistry; soil microbiology; soil physics; solid and hazardous wastes; water and wastewater treatment; and water resources.

The backgrounds of successful applicants vary greatly. All are expected to have earned an undergraduate degree in a science or an engineering discipline with appropriate background in biology, chemistry, mathematics, and physics. Accepted applicants who lack any of the above requirements may be required to correct this deficiency.

The M.S. program offers two plans: (1) 24 credits of course work, 6 credits of research, and a comprehensive oral examination that includes defense of a thesis; or (2) 30 credits of course work, submission of an acceptable critical essay, and a comprehensive oral examination.

The Ph.D. degree requires a minimum of 72 credits beyond the bachelor`s degree, with 36 of those credits taken in course work and 24 as research credits. The remaining 12 credits may be in either courses or research. In addition, candidates must complete successfully and defend a research dissertation.

The qualifying exam includes both written and oral parts. Following admission to candidacy, students must submit a formal research proposal to their dissertation committee. One year`s residence, defined as full-time status for one academic year consisting of two consecutive terms, normally is required. There is no foreign language requirement.

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