Department of Earth & Environmental Sciences

Ph.D. in Environmental Science

Summary of Learning Goals

The Ph.D. program in Environmental Science at Rutgers-Newark focuses on the following three learning goals.

Learning Goal 1: Mastery of research, scholarship, teaching, and leadership skills in environmental science
Upon graduation:

  • doctoral students will have acquired advanced knowledge in earth sciences, particularly biogeochemistry, geochemistry and geophysics.
  • doctoral students will have developed advanced theoretical or practical research skills biogeochemistry, geochemistry and geophysics.
  • doctoral students will be prepared for the teaching responsibilities in higher education.
  • doctoral students will have obtained teaching experience in higher education.
  • doctoral students will have acquired mentoring skills through interaction with undergraduates and/or high school students

Learning Goal 2: Engage in and conduct original, publishable research
Upon graduation:

  • doctoral students will have completed a dissertation, or equivalent, demonstrating personal integration of, and original intellectual contribution to, a field of knowledge.
  • doctoral students will have made original research contributions,
  • doctoral students will have published in one or more international journals subject to rigorous peer review.

Learning Goal 3: Professional career preparation
Upon graduation:

  • doctoral students will have presented their research at scientific meetings.
  • doctoral students will have participated in professional organizations and activities.