Students admitted to the Ph.D. program in Biology can apply to earn a Ph.D. in Biology with a dual-title in Urban Sustainability. This dual title degree is designed to prepare professionals to solve challenging urban problems that require working across disciplines. Students enrolled in this dual-title program take courses in topics and develop specific skills relating to urban sustainability. Students in Biology will also conduct an internship or science exchange in Urban Sustainability, help develop and participate in colloquia and seminars, perform community service, and write funding proposals. The dual-title coursework follows competencies outlined by the Transformative Research in Urban Sustainability Training program.
Applicants must meet the admissions standards of the Graduate School and the Department of Biological Sciences and be first offered admission to the Biology doctoral program.
Students are required to take six core courses plus 12 elective credits of Urban Sustainability coursework. A minimum of 7 of the 12 elective credits must be from coursework outside of the student's home department.
|Sustainability of Urban Environmental Systems|
|Energy, Emissions, Environment (E3) Design|
|Health and Risk Communication|
|Essential Research Practices: Responsible Conduct of Research|
|Archaeological Laboratory Analysis|
|Field Investigations in Biological Sciences|
|Ecotoxicology and Risk Assessment|
|Principles of Toxicology|
|Sustainability Assessment and Management|
|Pharmaceutical Waste: Environmental Impact and Management|
|Applied Environmental Microbiology|
|Special Topics in Civil Engineering II 1|
|Advanced Regulation and Regulated Industries|
|Advanced State and Local Public Finance|
|Advanced Urban and Regional Economics|
|Principles of Environmental Health|
|Geological Site Assessment|
|Environmental Fate and Transport of Pollutants|
|Special Topics in Environmental Science and Geology|
|Urban Planning Process|
|Cities and Food|
|Planning Studies and Methods|
|Land Use Policy and Planning|
|Geographic Information Systems|
In order to satisfy the elective requirement, the topic area must be relevant to the program. Students should consult with their advisor for details.