University of California, Riverside

Environmental Sciences



Admissions Requirements for Environmental Microbiology


Program Requirements

Entry to the program requires completion of a baccalaureate degree in a field appropriate as preparation for graduate study in environmental sciences. Students normally will come to the program from an environmental sciences related discipline such as atmospheric science, aquatic science, earth science, environmental chemistry, hydrology, or soil science, in a basic science such as biology, chemistry, or physics. Students may conduct research under the supervision of a sponsoring faculty member in any of the following field areas. Students must specify a field area for entry into the program as entrance requirements are specific to the field area.

Track Requirements

Students admitted to the Environmental Microbiology field area are expected to have a baccalaureate degree in biology, microbiology, or closely related field or demonstration of extensive background in biology and microbiology. Recommended prior course work includes chemistry (general, organic, and biochemistry), biology (general and advanced course work), microbiology (general), and statistics (general). Deficiencies in these areas must be remedied during the first year of graduate school.

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University of California, Riverside
900 University Ave.
Riverside, CA 92521
Tel: (951) 827-1012

Department Information

Environmental Sciences
Geology 2460

Tel: (951) 827-5116
Fax: (951) 827-4652

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