5: Graduate School of Arts and Sciences

General Information | Programs and Degrees Offered | Admission Information
Financial Assistance | Graduate Academic Regulations
Requirements for Specific Graduate Degrees | Departments and Programs | Faculty

Non-Departmental | Anthropology | Art | Asian and Middle Eastern | Asian Studies | Astronomy
Biochemistry | Biology | Biological and Physical Sciences | Biophysics | Cell and Molecular Biology
Cell Biology | Chemistry | Classics | Commerce | Drama | Economics | English | Environmental Sciences
French | German | Government and Foreign Affairs | Health Evaluation Sciences | History | Linguistics
Mathematics | Microbiology | Molecular Physiology and Biological Physics | Music | Neuroscience
Pharmacology | Philosophy | Physics | Psychology | Religious Studies | Russian and East European Studies
Slavic | Sociology | Spanish, Italian, and Portuguese | Statistics | Surgery

Department of Environmental Sciences
Course Descriptions | Departmental Degree Requirements

Department of Environmental Sciences

Clark Hall
(804) 924-7761

This basic-research-oriented department offers a graduate student a multidisciplinary education in the environmental sciences. This program requires a fundamental background in the physical and biological sciences and in mathematics. Graduate students are expected to obtain an early proficiency in the four core graduate areas offered by the department and to become accomplished in field and laboratory methods, data analysis and mathematical modeling. These subjects are stressed in many departmental courses and offer a common ground for interdisciplinary communication.

Each graduate student is expected to specialize in at least one of the core areas in which the department excels: ecology, atmospheric sciences, hydrology, and geosciences. The department also offers training in environmental chemistry.


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