Environmental Analysis is geared to teach students rigorous methods that are needed by industrial and governmental organizations to deal with environmental issues. It is a cross-disciplinary effort incorporating courses from environmental science, earth science, statistics, chemistry, ecology and evolutionary biology, mechanical engineering, applied mathematics, chemical engineering, economics, computer science, and sociology.
Graduates will be prepared with skills and knowledge valuable to environmental consulting firms, energy production companies, and government agencies. In addition to science courses, the students will take management, policy, business ethics and leadership courses and participate in networking events as part of a weekly seminar series.
The objectives of this interdisciplinary degree are:
- To teach quantitative skills such as statistics, remote sensing, data analysis, and modeling
- To teach how to apply technical and analytical skill, and scientific evaluation methods to help solve problems affecting the environment
- To give students the ability to anticipate problems, not just solve them
- To teach business and management skills and professional ethics to be effective in a business environment
Students can choose from three focus areas:
Management and Policy, and
Quantitative Decision Making.