ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE GRADUATE COURSES

RGEP Course (lecture)
Env. Sci. 1. ENVIRONMENT AND SOCIETY. Introduction to principles and concepts in the study of the natural environment within a societal framework. Pre-requisite, NONE. Credit, 3units (3hrs. lecture).

Core Courses (lecture)
Env. Sci. 201. FUNDAMENTALS OF ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE I. Fundamental knowledge of the earth’s environment in terms of the properties structures and process of interrelationship of the atmosphere, lithosphere, hydrosphere, and the biosphere. Pre-requisite, COI; Credit, 3units (3hrs. lecture).
Env. Sci. 202. FUNDAMENTAL OF ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE II. Tropical ecosystems such as marine, estuarine, lakes and rivers, forest, island and urban ecosystems. Pre-requisite, COI; Credit, 3 units (3 hrs. lecture).
Env. Sci. 211. COMPUTATIONAL METHODS IN ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE. Mathematical, statistical and computer methods in environmental science. Pre-requisite, COI; Credit, 3 units (3 hrs. lecture).
Env. Sci. 212. ENVIRONMENTAL PROBLEMS AND ISSUES. Current and prospective environmental problems and issues of critical concern in the context of sustainable development and other management development strategies. Pre-requisite, COI; Credit, 3 units (3 hrs. lecture).
Env. Sci. 282. ENVIRONMENTAL PLANNING, RISK AND IMPACT ASSESSMENT. Framework and techniques of environmental planning, risk, and Impact assessment; the Philippine Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) system. Pre-requisite, COI; Credit, 3 units (3 hrs. lecture)

Core Courses (laboratory: MS must take 3 courses; PhD, all 6)
Env. Sci. 225.1. TERRESTRIAL ECOLOGY SAMPLING TECHNIQUES. Pre-requisite, COI; Credit, 1 unit.
Env. Sci. 226.1. AQUATIC ECOLOGY SAMPLING TECHNIQUES. Pre-requisite, COI; Credit, 1 unit.
Env. Sci. 232.1. WATER QUALITY SAMPLING TECHNIQUES. Pre-requisite, COI; Credit, 1 unit.
Env. Sci. 263.1. AIR QUALITY SAMPLING TECHNIQUES. Pre-requisite, COI; Credit, 1 unit.
Env. Sci. 265.1. REMOTE SENSING TECHNIQUES. Pre-requisite, COI; Credit, 1 unit.
Env. Sci. 271.1. PHOTONIC TECHNIQUES. Pre-requisite, COI; Credit, 1 unit.

Specialization Courses
Env. Sci. 221. ENVIRONMENTAL BIOLOGY. Biological aspects of environmental science. Pre-requisite, COI; Credit 3 units (3 hrs. lecture).
Env. Sci. 227. QUANTITATIVE ECOLOGY. Biological modeling at the population, community and ecosystem levels; quantitative analysis of ecological patterns in time and space. Pre-requisite, Env. Sci. 201 or COI; Credit, 3 units (3 hrs. lecture).
Env. Sci. 228. ENVIRONMENTAL BIOTECHNOLOGY. The applications of biotechnology in environmental monitoring, assessment and management. Pre-requisite, COI; Credit, 3 units (3 hrs. lecture).
Env. Sci. 233. ENVIRONMENTAL TOXICOLOGY. Xenobiotics in the environment; their sources, pharmacodynamics, mode of action and detoxification. Pre-requisite, COI; Credit, 3 units (3 hrs. lecture)
Env. Sci. 241. GEOLOGIC HAZARDS. Study of common geological hazards and their environmental effects. Pre-requisite, COI; Credit, 3 units (3 hrs. lecture).
Env. Sci. 262. WATER QUALITY MODELLING. Principles and techniques of modeling water quality in aquatic systems. Pre-requisite, COI; Credit, 3 units (3 hrs. lecture).
Env. Sci. 265. APPLICATIONS OF REMOTE SENSING TO ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE. Applications of remote sensing techniques to environmental monitoring, assessment and planning. Pre-requisite, COI; Credit, 3 units (3 hrs. lecture).
Env. Sci. 271. PRINCIPLES OF PHOTONIC TECHNIQUES FOR ENVIRONMENTAL MONITORING. Light as probe for non-destructive analysis; optical signal processing and image analysis. Pre-requisite, COI; Credit, 3 units (3 hrs. lecture).
Env. Sci. 296. GRADUATE SEMINAR. Pre-requisite, COI; Credit, 1 unit.
Env. Sci. 297. SPECIAL TOPICS. Pre-requisite, COI; Credit, 1 to 3 units.
Env. Sci. 299. INDEPENDENT MASTER’S STUDY. Pre-requisite, COI; Credit, 3 units.
Env. Sci. 300. MASTER’S THESIS. Pre-requisite, Consent of Program Adviser; Credit, 6 units.
Env. Sci. 399. INDEPENDENT DOCTORAL STUDY. Pre-requisite, Consent of Program Adviser; Credit, 3 units.
Env. Sci. 400. DOCTORAL DISSERTATION. Pre-requisite, Consent of Program Adviser; Credit, 12 units.

Other Env Sci specialization Courses within the College of Science
Bio. 260. ADVANCED ECOLOGY. Principles and concepts underlying ecosystem structure and function in natural environments. Pre-requisite, COI; Credit, 3 units.
Bio. 262. FRESHWATER ECOLOGY. Composition and dynamics of freshwater communities. Pre-requisite, COI; Credit, 3 units.
Bio. 263. TERRESTRIAL ECOLOGY. Composition and dynamics of terrestrial communities. Pre-requisite, COI; Credit, 3 units.
Chem. 203. ENVIRONMENTAL CHEMISTRY. Chemistry applied to the study of the environment, its pollution and control. Pre-requisite, COI; Credit, 3 units.
Chem. 203.1. ENVIRONMENTAL CHEMISTRY LABORATORY. The Chemical analyses of soil, water, and air samples. Pre-requisite, COI; Credit, 2 units.
Chem. 224. AQUATIC CHEMISTRY. The composition, properties, and process in natural aquatic systems. Pre-requisite, Chem 220 or COI; Credit, 3 units.
Geo. 217. HYDROGEOLOGY. Principles and practice of groundwater exploration and development. Pre-requisite, COI; Credit, 3 units.
Geo. 274. ENVIRONMENTAL GEOLOGY. Application of geologic principles and concepts in environmental and resource assessment and management. Pe-requisite, Geology 11 and 11.1 or COI; Credit, 3 units (2 hrs. lecture, 3 hrs. lab).
M.S. 226. MARINE POLLUTION CHEMISTRY. Source, sinks, and degradation of pollutants in the marine environment. Pre-requisite – Inorganic Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, Analytical Chemistry or COI; Credit, 3 units.
M.S. 226.1. MARINE POLLUTION CHEMISTRY LABORATORY. Field and laboratory studies to apply concepts and techniques discussed in the lectures. Pre-requisite, MS 226; Credit, 2 units.
M.S. 250. MARINE ECOLOGY. Dynamics of Marine systems with emphasis on Philippine Coastal environments. Pre-requisite, Biology 160 or COI; Credit, 3 units.
M.S. 280. MANAGEMENT MARINE RESOURCES. Biological and economic concepts for developing and managing the living resources of the sea. Pre-requisite, Biology 101, Biology 160 or COI; Credit, 3 units.
Meteo. 203. METHODS OF ANALYTIC METEOROLOGY AND OCEANOGRAPHY. Mathematical and numerical methods in meteorology and oceanography; principles of statistical analysis; computer programming. Pre-requisite, COI; Credit, 3 units.
Meteo. 213. CLIMATOLOGY. Acquisition, processing and applications of climatological data; classification of world’s climates; microclimatology; agrometeorology; Philippine climatology. Pre-requisite, COI; Credit, 3 units.
Meteo. 283. AIR POLLUTION METEOROLOGY. Atmospheric Turbulence; diffusion theory; estimation of diffusion form meteorological data; air pollution models. Pre-requisite, COI; Credits, 3 units.

Envi Sci specialization Courses from other colleges
En.E. 201. INTRODUCTION TO ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING. Pollution /control laws, regulation and standard; types, sources and harmful effects of pollutants; measurement of pollution parameters. Pre-requisite, En.E. 31; Credit, 3 units.
En.E. 211. ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING BIOLOGY. Freshwater biology; self-purification of streams; effect of thermal pollution; roles of organisms in trickling filtration and activated sludge; enzyme stabilization of organic matter. Pre-requisite, En.E. 201 or equivalent; Credit, 3 units.
En.E. 212. WASTEWATER DISPOSAL AND TREATMENT. Wastewater characteristics; stream pollution load; sewerage systems; physical and other wastewater treatment method. Pre-requisite, En.E. 201 or equivalent; Credit, 3 units.
Econ. 275. NATURAL RESOURCE AND ENVIRONMENTAL ECONOMICS. Analysis of Problems in the development and management of exhaustible renewable resources; environmental problems and policies. Pre-requisite, COI; Credit, 3 units.
Econ. 276. SPECIAL TOPICS IN NATURAL RESOURCE AND ENVIRONMENTAL ECONOMICS. Pre-requisite, Econ. 275; Credit, 3 units.
Econ. 296. URBAN AND REGIONAL ECONMICS. City structure and city systems; urban growth models; location theory; wage structure; labor markets in developing countries; models of unemployment. Pre-requisite, COI; Credit, 3 units.
Planning 203. LAND USE PLANNING. Policies, land use planning and control measures for land development. Pre-requisite, COI; Credit, 3 units.
Planning 222. RESOURCE USE AND DEVELOPMENT. Effects of resources use and development on social, technical, and economic problems. Pre-requisite, COI; Credit, 3 units.
Planning 231. SITE PLANNING. Site Planning Analysis. Pre-requisites, COI; Credit, 3 units.
Soc Sci 366. MAND AND HIS ENVIRONMENT. Psychological, sociological, and anthropological aspects in the design and management of human environment. Pre-requisite, COI; Credit, 3 units.
Soc. Sci. 367. MAND AND HIS ENVIRONMENT II. Political, economic and philosophical aspects in the design and management of human environment. Pre-requisite, COI; Credit, 3 units.