Program Curriculum

Established in 2003, Montclair State University’s first-of-its-kind Environmental Management curriculum emphasizes the need for environmental professionals to be fluent in the natural and physical sciences, statistics, economics, and policy. This knowledge and skill set is necessary for environmental managers to serve as generators of new knowledge, and also as interpreters and ambassadors between the diverse stakeholders involved in environmental issues. Our program consists of 72 credits, evenly distributed between coursework and research. Please note that as the Montclair State University faculty grows, new expertise and new courses are constantly developed and added to our extensive list of electives.

Curriculum Outline

Core Courses  
BIOL 570 Ecology 3
EAES 561 Environmental Law and Policy 3
EAES 700 Earth Systems Science 3
EAES 760 Organizational Environmental Management 3
Required Research Courses  
EAES 895 Research Project in Environmental Management I 3
EAES 896 Research Project in Environmental Management II 3
Perspective Courses  
Methods Perspective  
STAT 541 Applied Statistics 3
or STAT 595 Topics in Statistics
Natural Science Perspective  
EAES 505 Environmental Geoscience 3
or EAES 533 Water Resource Management
Social Science Perspective  
ANTH 522 Environment and Community 3-4
or EAES 792 Special Topics
Business Perspective  
MGMT 565 Project Management 1.5
MKTG 563 Sustainability and Corporate Responsibility 1.5
Research Requirements  
Colloquium  
EAES 790 Colloquium in Environmental Management 6
Required Dissertation Courses  
EAES 900 Dissertation Advisement 30
EAES 901 Dissertation Extension (each semester as required) 1
Electives  
Select 6 credits from the list (see below) 6
Qualifying Portfolio/Exam/Assessment  
Successfully complete the qualifying portfolio, examination or assessment requirement.  
Admission to Candidacy  
Following completion of pre-dissertation research courses and qualifying exam, you may be admitted to candidacy.  
Dissertation Requirement  
Complete a dissertation in accordance with Graduate School and doctoral program requirements.  
Total Credits 72

Electives

ANTH 529 Building Sustainable Communities 3-4
BIOL 520 Plant Physiology 3
BIOL 543 Advances in Immunology 3
BIOL 547 Molecular Biology I 3
BIOL 550 Topics in Microbiology 3
BIOL 554 Microbial Physiology 3
BIOL 571 Physiological Plant Ecology 4
BIOL 572 Wetland Ecology 4
BIOL 573 Shoreline Ecology 4
CHEM 510 Hazardous Materials Management 3
CHEM 525 Bioinorganic Chemistry 3
CHEM 534 Separation and Analysis 3
CNFS 505 Society and the Natural Environment 2
CNFS 510 Environmental Impact of Recreation on Natural Areas 2
CNFS 525 Field Laboratory Experience in Society and the Natural Environment 1
EAES 509 Current Issues in Sustainability Science 3
EAES 525 X-ray Microanalysis 3
EAES 526 Geochemistry 3
EAES 527 Organic Geoghemistry 3
EAES 528 Environmental Forensics 3
EAES 529 Instrumental Environmental Analysis 3
EAES 531 Hydroclimatology 3
EAES 532 Applied Groundwater Modeling 4
EAES 535 Geophysics 3
EAES 550 Advanced Marine Geology 3
EAES 562 Waste Management 3
EAES 563 Natural Resource Management 3
EAES 565 Environmental Change and Communication 3
EAES 566 Environmental Problem Solving 3
EAES 569 Air Resource Management 3
EAES 610 Spatial Analysis 3
EAES 611 Advanced Environmental Remote Sensing and Image Processing 3
EAES 660 Seminar in Environmental Management 3
EAES 701 Modeling in Environmental Science 3
EAES 710 Advanced Geographic Information Systems 3
EAES 791 Research Methods 3
EAES 792 Special Topics 1-4
HLTH 502 Determinants of Environmental Health 3
HLTH 565 Foundations of Epidemiology 3
MKTG 561 Applied Marketing Management 1.5
MKTG 577 Selected Topics in Marketing 1-3
PHMS 565 Tidal Marsh Ecology 4
SOCI 581 Sociological Perspectives on Health and Medicine 3
STAT 547 Design and Analysis of Experiments 3
STAT 548 Applied Regression Analysis 3
STAT 601 Statistical Methods for Research Workers II 3
BIOL 595 Conservation Biology: The Preservation of Biological Diversity 3
or CNFS 595 Conservation Biology: The Preservation of Biological Diversity