Select courses in each core competency area in consultation with an advisor:
- Chemistry Core – 9 credit hours
- Environmental Science Core Competencies – 9 credit hours
- Economics, Management, and Policy Core Competencies – 6 to 9 credit hours
- Tool Skills Courses – 3 credit hours
- Dual Program Capstone – 3 credit hours
Environmental Chemistry, Toxicology, and Risk Assessment Concentration – 15 to 18 credit hours*
*At least two courses should be selected from the Chemistry Department and at least two courses should be selected from O’Neill.
Each candidate for the MSES-MS in Chemistry dual degree program must obtain professionally relevant experience through one of the following options:
- Approved internship (0-3 credit hours): You will work with the O’Neill Career Hub to arrange for a suitable internship. Internships vary greatly according to the expectations and requirements of the sponsor. Students are expected to give careful attention in the selection of an internship suitable to their professional goals. Typically, students do not use credit hours for the internship, and as a result, have no fees for the experience. However, students who want the additional credit hours can receive up to three credit hours for an internship involving the appropriate amount of work; these students will owe fees for the three credit hours.
- Prior experience (3 credit hours): If you have had significant environmental management, technical, or administrative work experience in the past, you may receive three credit hours. To receive three credit hours, you must have a minimum of one year’s technical or administrative work experience. Under no circumstances will prior professional experience credit and transfer credit total more than 12 hours. Students receiving prior professional experience credit should carefully plan the balance of their program with their faculty advisors.
- Research experience (3 credit hours): Three credits of research experience in the laboratory of a graduate faculty member. Graduate research course numbers are, in the Chemistry department, CHEM-C 8X0 and in the MSES, SPEAE625. More involved research projects that culminate in a thesis or publication can be applied toward the capstone course requirement.