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Pharmaceutical Sciences and Urban Sustainability (Ph.D. Dual-Title)

Students admitted to the Ph.D. program in Pharmaceutical Sciences can apply to earn a Ph.D. in Pharmaceutical Sciences with a dual-title in Urban Sustainability. This dual-title degree is designed to prepare researchers and professionals to solve challenging urban problems that require working across disciplines. Students enrolled in this dual-title program take courses that help develop knowledge and skills relating to urban sustainability. They also undertake activities such as community service, participate in colloquiums, and prepare a funding proposal related to urban sustainability. The dual-title coursework follows competencies outlined by the Transformative Research in Urban Sustainability Training program.

Students must satisfy all requirements for the Ph.D. in Pharmaceutical Sciences. Additional requirements for students enrolled in the Pharmaceutical Sciences and Urban Sustainability dual-title program include:

  • 4 required T-RUST core courses out of 5 choices (below)
  • 12 credit hours of electives from list of elective courses (at least 7 credits must be from a department other than PSC)
  • Participate in community service (2x per year)
  • Participate in colloquium
  • Prepare proposal to an external funding agency
  • Participate in internship with a partner organization
  • Develop a 2-credit capstone seminar course in collaboration with other students
  • Doctoral dissertation includes 1 chapter that addresses an urban sustainability issue
  • Produce a collaborative publication with a doctoral research team under the supervision of the doctoral advisor

Core Courses

ANT 5060Urban Anthropology3
BIO 7310Sustainability of Urban Environmental Systems2
CE 5410Energy, Emissions, Environment (E3) Design3
COM 7170Health and Risk Communication3
UP 6470Environmental Planning3

Elective Courses 

Urban Archaeology
Archaeological Laboratory Analysis
Field Investigations in Biological Sciences
Ecotoxicology and Risk Assessment
Principles of Toxicology
Landscape Ecology
Sustainability Assessment and Management
Pharmaceutical Waste: Environmental Impact and Management
Applied Environmental Microbiology
Special Topics in Civil Engineering II 1
Crisis Communication
Advanced Regulation and Regulated Industries
Advanced State and Local Public Finance
Advanced Urban and Regional Economics
Geological Site Assessment
Environmental Fate and Transport of Pollutants
Special Topics in Environmental Science and Geology
Principles of Environmental Health
Environmental Law
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.

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