The specific objectives of the Ph.D. program include:
- Primary emphasis on research, grounded in unique transdisciplinary approaches to address environmental issues that impact sustainability and future management.
- Preparation of scientists who are fully primed to continue with creative, cutting-edge scientific discoveries that will lead to answering and to solving relevant issues of sustainability management in regard to the environment.
- Preparation of environmental scholars who will recognize and analyze relationships among scientific, technological, societal and economic issues using research in a data-driven process firmly rooted in current scientific knowledge and methodology leading to decision and policy making.
- Development of research professionals who will emerge as leaders in environmental management within academia, industry and government institutions.
View a summary of the program in the Program at a Glance.