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Master of Science in Environmental Sciences

Program Overview

Offers instruction in the physical and biological dynamics of various ecosystems, environmental engineering, and socioeconomic issues associated with environmental analysis. Students may pursue careers encompassing a broad range of professions, from those with a strong foundation in the natural and physical sciences or engineering to those based in the social sciences and humanities.

Environmental Sciences is a multidisciplinary study of the natural/physical environment. Academic fields involved in environmental sciences include chemistry, biology and ecology, physics, geology, geography, anthropology, engineering, political science, law, economics and health sciences. Students planning to pursue the MS in Environmental Sciences must either have earned a bachelor's degree or have taken significant course work in natural/physical sciences or engineering and completed several other prerequisites. Environmental careers encompass a broad range of professions, from those with a strong foundation in the natural/physical sciences or engineering to those based in the social sciences and/or humanities. Students interested in environmental issues and careers should investigate the whole field before deciding which path to follow. At CU CU Denver, the MS in Environmental Sciences emphasizes the natural/physical sciences and engineering with the addition of social sciences and humanities.
Program Description
Environmental Sciences is a multidisciplinary study of the natural/physical environment. Academic fields involved in environmental sciences include chemistry, biology and ecology, physics, geology, geography, anthropology, engineering, political science, law, economics and health sciences. Students planning to pursue the MS in Environmental Sciences must either have earned a bachelor's degree or have taken significant course work in natural/physical sciences or engineering and completed several other prerequisites. Environmental careers encompass a broad range of professions, from those with a strong foundation in the natural/physical sciences or engineering to those based in the social sciences and/or humanities. Students interested in environmental issues and careers should investigate the whole field before deciding which path to follow. At CU CU Denver, the MS in Environmental Sciences emphasizes the natural/physical sciences and engineering with the addition of social sciences and humanities.
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