MS in Environmental Science

Western Washington University

Date Posted: Feb. 25, 2016
Submitted by: Monika Urbanski
Sustainability Topic: Curriculum
Content Type: Academic Programs
Program Type: Master's Degree
Distance: Local Only
Commitment: Full-Time


The objective of the MS in Environmental Science is to integrate chemical, physical, biological, and other specialized knowledge in order to understand, predict, and/or manage environmental responses brought about by natural and man-made events. Present rates of industrialization, urbanization, power consumption, and the development of new chemical substances have led to unforeseen environmental consequences. As a result, the public demands greater protection of environmental quality and better techniques for evaluation, management and restoration. Because scientific disciplines by themselves have not adequately addressed the training of professionals who are prepared to deal with the complex array of environmental problems, the environmental science program seeks to bring together various disciplinary insights and skills to address these more fully.

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