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Professional Sciences Master's in Environmental Geosciences

This flexible program allows students from various backgrounds to prepare for careers in resource management, energy development, environmental regulation, public policy and related environmental fields.

As a professional terminal degree, this program focuses on advanced scientific literacy and problem solving but also includes skills driven by industry demand, including communication and leadership skills. A professional internship completed as part of the degree aids in developing industry skills and job placement potential. With flexible enrollment, most students complete their degrees in 12–18 months.

Potential science content areas include:

  • Earth materials and resources
  • Hydrologic sciences
  • Global and climatic change
  • Natural hazards
  • Statistics and data analysis
  • Geographic Information Science

Potential skills courses include:

  • Communication
  • Proposal and grant writing
  • Environmental impact assessment
  • Industrial safety

Program Snapshot

Credits required: 
30 credits 

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Career Opportunities

Our graduates have gone on to work in:

  • Open-space management
  • City planning
  • Environmental consulting
  • Earth science education

Learn more about Environmental Science career opportunities

Student Spotlight

Theron Verna's UNC experience began as a degree seeking football player. After receiving his undergraduate degree he enrolled in the PSM program in the Spring of 2018. His hope was to work in local and state agencies geared towards sustainable development and natural resource management. His true passion is stewardship and defense of Colorado's beautiful creations. 

He currently works for the City of Greeley

I had the privilege of experiencing various teaching styles across disciplines within a challenging and rewarding graduate program...

Theron Verna, Class of 2019