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Environmental Contamination

Track Advisor: Maxine Dakins, Environmental Science

Track prerequisites: At a minimum, students entering the program in this track are expected to have successfully completed college level introductory courses in biology, chemistry, physics and algebra.

Employment opportunities in environmental contamination are numerous in the Intermountain West owing to military, mining, and agricultural activities.

This track will significantly expand an existing Environmental Science certificate program. Courses will be offered on bioremediation, hazardous waste management, risk assessment, pollution prevention, analysis of contamination, environmental regulations, environmental toxicology, pesticides, and environmental impact assessment.

Students will complete a minimum of 35 credits composed of the following:

  • 15 credits in the student’s focused science curriculum
  • 12 credits of professional skills courses
  • 3 credits of internship with an area employer
  • 3 credit elective science skills course
  • 2 credits of non-thesis research experience and seminar 

Science Curriculum (15 credits):

  Environmental Contamination
ENVS 428 Pollution Prevention (www)
3 cr.
ENVS 541 Sampling & Analysis of Environmental Contamination (www)
3 cr.
FS 509 Environmental Toxicology (www)     
3 cr.
FS 564 Food Toxicology (www)
3 cr.
GEOG 544 Environmental Impact Assessment
4 cr.
SOIL 438 Pesticides in the Environment
3 cr.
BAE 534 Applied Bioremediation
3 cr.
BAE 450 Environmental Hydrology (live & www)
 3 cr. 
BAE 552 Environmental Water Quality
3 cr.
ENVS 579 Introduction to Environmental Regulations (offered in Moscow, IF, CdA)
 3 cr.