Environmental Science and Engineering students take courses in environmental science, engineering, economics and law.
Course requirements consist of core courses, elective courses, environmental science and engineering seminars, written and oral communications courses and Problems Course enrollment.
All students take courses in air pollution, water quality, applied ecology, environmental toxicology, environmental engineering, water quality control systems, environmental economics, environmental law and analytical tools and methods.
In addition, students take 4 breadth courses chosen from the wide variety of environmental courses offered by UCLA departments such as Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Chemical Engineering, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Economics, Environmental Health Sciences, Geography, Policy Studies, Law and Urban Planning. Students typically devote full time to coursework during their first year, taking 10-12 courses, and finish their coursework the second year.
Two approved electives that introduce students to the tools and methods required for interdisciplinary research such as probability and statistics, decision analysis, geographical information systems (GIS), numerical analysis and experiment and survey design. Two courses approved by the program faculty. Suggested courses are: Biostats 100A/B, 110A, CEE 103, 110, EEB C219, ENV 297A, Geog 299A/B/C/D/E/F, Management 217A, Public Policy 203, Stats 100A/B, 101A, Urban Planning M206A/B
Entering Environmental Science and Engineering students may already have completed some of the required courses in their undergraduate and graduate work. Three of the 11 core courses can be waived based on prior coursework. Any other course requirement satisfied by previous work must be replaced with an elective in any field of environmental science and engineering that is pertinent to the goals of the student. Thus, a minimum of 12 core and elective courses must be completed after admission to the program. A minimum of 10 core and elective courses must be taken at UCLA or another University of California campus.
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