UMass EWRE Program

Courses of Interest outside of EWRE

Course Number Title Description Pre-reqs Fall Spring
Biochem 523 General Biochemistry I
Structure and function of biological molecules, especially proteins, lipids and carbohydrates. Important concepts include bioenergetics, biological catalysis, and metabolic pathways as interacting regulated systems. Having taken a full year of organic chemistry (or second semester concurrently) is strongly recommended.
BIOCHEM 285 and either CHEM 261 or CHEM 265

Heuck & Zimmerman

CEE xxx EWRE course listing may be found on the CEE website
Chem 250 Organic Chemistry
A one-semester introduction to chemistry of organic compounds: alkanes, alkenes, alkynes, aromatic compounds, alkyl halides, alcohols, ethers, aldehydes and ketones, carboxylic acids and their derivatives, phenols, amines, fats, amino acids, carbohydrates. Emphasizes nomenclature, structure, synthesis, stereochemistry, mechanisms of organic reactions.
CHEM 110 or 111 or equivalent.
Chem 262 Organic Chemistry II
Organic Chemistry II for Non Majors. Together with CHEM 261 satisfies requirements for medical school admissions. Acceptable, with approval of the Undergraduate Chemistry Adviser, though not recommended, for chemistry majors. Brief review of basic principles of chemical bonding, electronic theory, and acid-base reactions. Introduction to principles of stereochemistry and organic spectroscopy. Discussions of the most common types of reactions of organic molecules and their mechanisms. (YY)
CHEM 261 or 265 with a grade of 'C-'  or better
McDaniel Lahti or Hixson
Chem 489 Chemistry of Macro-molecules
Synthetic and biological polymers discussed and contrasted. Topics include: chain polymerization; characterization of molecular weight and size distributions; protein and DNA sequence analysis; polymer solution thermodynamics and configurational statistics; rubber elasticity; helix-coil transition; the structure and stability of proteins and nucleic acids.
one year of organic and physical chemistry or equivalent and MATH 233.
Chem 513 Instrumental Analysis
With lab. Theory and practical application of modern instrumental methods for chemical analyses. Atomic and molecular spectroscopy, electroanalytical chemistry, chromatography and mass spectrometry. Applications to real analytical problems. (AB)
CHEM 315 and 476.
Chem 515 Theory of Analytial Processes
Aspects of the theory underlying modern analytical chemistry. Topics treated in depth vary with instructor, but can include relevant aspects of quantitative analysis; essential signal processing for analytical techniques; chromatography and other separation procedures; optical spectroscopy and spectrometry; flow injection analysis; use of statistics for the analysis and treatment of data.
Chem 715 Spectro-analytical Chemistry
Theory and practice of modern chemical analysis methods based upon spectroscopic measurements of atoms and molecules in solid, liquid, gas, and plasma states. Includes x-ray, optical and radio frequency techniques.
CHEM 513.
Chem 716 Chemical Separation
Methods of chemical analysis using separatory techniques, emphasizing chromatography. Theory and laboratory practice of gas and supercritical fluids chromatography, liquid chromatography by adsorption, partition, exclusion, and ion exchange. Three class hours, one 4-hour laboratory period.
CHEM 513 or 515.
ChmE 625 Chemical Reactor Design
Analysis of the kinetics of homogeneous and heterogeneous reactions. The influence of transport and non-ideal fluid behavior on kinetics. The influence of in-homogeneity in temperature and mixing. Design parameters for ideal reactors and changes dictated by non-ideality.
courses in physical chemistry, thermodynamics, and differential calculus.
ChmE 626 Advanced Kinetics & Reactor Design
Details of complex kinetics. Catalysis as a chemical, transport, thermodynamic, and interfacial phenomenon. The relationship between energetics, thermodynamics and kinetics. Non-steady-state kinetics between steady states and with changes in reactivity e.g., catalyst deactivation.
Envirdes 553 Resource Policy & Planning
Examination of natural resource policy formation and the planning process at the local, state, and regional levels; the role of congress, the bureaucracy, and citizens' interest in policy formation; the interplay among forces of economics, technology, ecology, and design in the determination of policy goals and planning horizons.
EnvirSci 315 Principles of Env. Toxicology & Chem
Fundamental areas of environmental science presented in an integrated, interdisciplinary sequence: 1) environmental toxicology, 2) toxins in food and the environment, 3) environmental fate and degradation of toxicants.
ENVIRSCI 214 and organic chemistry.
  Clark, Simkins
EnvirSci 342 Pesticides, Env & Public Policy
Current issues associated with pesticide use; includes discussion of role of pesticides in agriculture, public health, and other related areas; fate of pesticides in the environment; and public perception of pesticides. Case studies examine benefits and risks of pesticide use; environmental cancer; and role of media and public interest groups in pesticide decisions. Alternatives to current heavy reliance on chemical technology in pest control. Current and pending federal, state, and local legislation.
EnvirSci 390A Env Soil Science
Introduction to physical, chemical, and biological properties of soil with emphasis on environmental science and natural resource applications. Soil's natural role in biome structure, nutrient cycling, water purification, and carbon storage will be explored. Processes important to soil and groundwater pollution (subsurface movement, attenuation, and remediation) will be discussed. Special attention given to wetland soil processes and the identification of hydric soils in the landscape. Some out-of-class field exercises are required.
BIOLOGY 101 and CHEM 112.
EnvirSci 397E ST- Env. Micro.
Comprehensive treatment of how microorganisms interact with each other and with their environment. Microbial distribution and activities in natural systems, and their importance to ecosystem function and environmental quality. Topics include unusual habitats, habitat-specific forces, microbial transformations, species diversity, population turnover, associations with higher organisms, based on microbial ecology principles. The teaching of each basic principle followed by applied and environmental case studies. Modern techniques of environmental microbiology detailed.
EnvirSci 465 Principles of Env Site Assessment
Training in the ASTM method for detecting recognized indicators of petroleum and hazardous material contamination at properties of concern to local communities. Phase I and II techniques including record file research, site reconnaissance, and subsurface investigations. Information obtained on project sites assembled into Phase I Environmental Site Assessment Reports for submission to interested municipalities.
BIOLOGY 100 or CHEM 111, or equiv.
EnvirSci 504 Air Pollution & Climate Change Biology
Focus on the biological effects of known air pollutants, such as ozone, sulfur dioxide, fluoride, heavy metals, organics, particulates, pesticides and endocrine disruptors. Includes methods of study and use of bioindicators and biomarkers. Contemporary concerns, such as increased ultraviolet B radiation from atmospheric ozone depletion, increasing carbon dioxide levels, and the "greenhouse effect" also considered.
BIOLOGY 100, 101 and a course in basic chemistry.
EnvSci 535 Methods in Env Toxicology & Chem
With lab. Practical experience using assays for acute toxicity, short-term mutagens and carcinogens, and some of the most recent methods for environmental biomonitoring. Also includes experience with a variety of instruments commonly used in monitoring and detecting environmental contaminants.
two years of college chemistry.
EnvirSci 575 Env Soil Chem
With lab. Fundamental chemical processes in soils such as precipitation/dissolution, ion exchange, redox reactions, partitioning and adsorption, and ion speciation as well as the nature of soil minerals and organic matter. Chemical processes affecting fate, transport, availability and remediation of heavy metals and organic contaminants in soils and other related terrestrial environments also addressed. Computer models used to examine some current environmental, agricultural, and engineering problems. Problem solving requiring algebraic and numerical manipulations. Also listed as PLNTSOIL 575.
CHEM 112 and PLNTSOIL 105.
Food-Sci 720 Biosensors, Principles & Applications
Biosensors can be applied to many practical applications. They have been designed to detect analytes such as blood glucose, biowarfare agents and food pathogens. This course will cover the principles of biosensor design including biorecongition elements, transduction elements and mircro/nanofabrication. A review of current journals will give an understanding of the latest technologies. A final project will require the design of a biosensor for a given analyte in a sample matrix.
Geo-Sci 354 Climatology
Fundamentals of the earth/atmosphere energy balance, the hydrologic cycle, atmospheric motion, and the general circulation of the atmosphere. Regional and local climates. How climate affects people's activities and how people influence climate. Climate change, its causes, and its effects. Prerequisite: introductory course in weather and climate (e.g., GEO-SCI 100 or ASTRON 105).
Geo-Sci 415 Intro to Geochemistry
The origin, evolution, and maintenance of the Earth's systems from a geochemical perspective. Some of the fundamental discoveries that have shaped our understanding of the planet: the principles of radiometric age dating; how the crust and mantle achieved their present composition; the power of stable isotopes in unraveling paleoenvironments; the biochemical processes that led to the present composition of the atmosphere and the ocean. Also, the cycling of major elements among the lithosphere, hydrosphere, atmosphere, and biosphere, with attention to those compounds having a major influence on global environmental conditions. Interactive class sessions with emphasis on collaboration in solving problems and completing projects.
1 year of geology and chemistry or consent of instructor.
Geo-Sci 426/626 Remote Sensing & Image Interpret.
This course introduces the principles of digital image analysis for interpreting remotely sensed data for environmental, resource and urban studies. Emphasis will be given to the processing and information extraction from optical and thermal imagery.
Geo-Sci 486/668 GIS & Spatial Analysis
This course introduces fundamental concepts and methods of geographic information system. Emphasis on developing skills using GIS to solve typical spatial problems in the geosciences and environmental sciences.
Geo-Sci 519 Aqueous Env Geochemistry
With lab. Chemical processes affecting the distribution and circulation of chemical compounds in natural waters. Geochemistry of precipitation, rivers, lakes, groundwater, and oceans; applications of thermodynamic equilibria to predicting composition of aqueous systems. Behavior of trace metals and radionuclides in near surface environments.
Chem 111, 112.


(odd yr)

Geo-Sci 587 Hydrogeology
With lab. Basic principles of theoretical and practical hydrogeology. Topics include the hydrologic cycle, principles of groundwater flow, groundwater hydraulics, occurrence of groundwater in geologic materials, aquifer analysis, field methods, introduction to groundwater modeling, and chemistry of groundwater.
one year of geology; introductory calculus course recommended.
Geo-Sci 591D Spatial Data Analysis        
Geo-Sci 591EC Ecohydrology       Hatch
Geo-Sci 591P Ground Penetrating Radar & Electrical Resistivity
This course will examine the theory and practice behind these two widely applied near-surface imaging techniques. These methods are commonly used to solve problems in hydrogeology, such as exploring and characterizing groundwater resources and contamination and other environmental problems. They have also been used to assess structural integrity, for example rebar corrosion or dam leakage. The course will consist of lectures, problem sets, and hands-on acquisition and interpretation of GPR and ER data.
Geo-Sci 597C Groundwater/ Surface Water Interactions       even yr.
Geo-Sci 597CE Ecohydrology       odd yr.
Geo-Sci 597I Isotope Geochemistry       even yr.
Geo-Sci 615 Organic & Biogeochemistry
The cycling and distribution of "life elements" (C, O, N, S, P) and compounds in modern and ancient marine and terrestrial settings. Emphasis on the transfer of compounds from the biota to their surroundings. Topics include: anthropogenic influence on biogeochemical cycles, imporance of microbes in geochemistry, utility of bio-markers in reconstructing paleoecosy-stems and paleoenvironments.
one year of college chemistry, or Geo-Sci 415 or consent or instructor. Organic Chemistry highly recommended
odd yr.  
Geo-Sci 666 Water Resource Policy
Public programs for management of land/water interface ? common law doctrines, flood insurance, wetlands, coastal zone management.
Geo-Sci 687 Advanced Hydrogeology
Advanced groundwater hydrology and contaminant hydrogeology. Includes the application of field techniques, analysis of field data, and use of analytical and numerical models in the investigation of groundwater problems. Introduction to Visual MODFLOW and other groundwater models, including development of conceptual models from geologic data, laying out grids handling boundaries, sources and sinks, transience, calibration and sensitivity.
Geo-Sci 587
Boutt (fall, even yr)  
Geo-Sci 697G ST- Geography, Policy & Env.       Vogel
Geo-Sci 698B Analytical Techniques/ Biogeochem       Castaneda
Landarch 658 Planning for Climate Change
This seminar reads some of the most current literature on the future of the urban form given climate change, and allows time and shared space to reflect on what these coming changes mean for (primarily local) government as well as governance. The class focus will be on implications of these coming conditions for built form both now and in the future, with a goal of developing a working understanding of what municipal, regional, and state planners and policymakers need to know now about these conditions to provide leadership to communities.
Microbio 310 General Microbiology
Overview of the microbial world including a survey of the structure, functioning, and diversity of microorganisms. Introduction to the fundamental concepts of microbial physiology, ecology, genetics, and pathogenesis.
CHEM 261 or concurrent enrollment
Walkowicz Mayfield
Microbio 390E Microbial Ecology
Microbial ecology refers to how members of microbial communities interact with each other and their surroundings. The course will cover microbe-microbe and microbe-host interactions by exploring the microbial communities that are active in diverse environments ranging from the human gut to soil.
Microbio 562 Environmental Biotechnology
Traditional and molecular methods strategically applied to problems related to microbial biotechnology and environmental microbiology. Ranges from the diversity of microbial life to biodegradation. Seven general areas emphasized: 1) Statistical sampling and site characterization, 2) biomass determination, 3) enrichment techniques, 4) microbial activity measurements, 5) single cell detection in situ, 6) sequence and phylogenetic analysis followed by probe design, and 7) other modern techniques of environmental microbiology.
Microbio 597E ST- Environ. Microbiology       Nusslein, DeAngelis
MIE 573 Engineering Wind Power on-line course     Manwell
NRC 260 Fish and Water Conservation
Overview of the biological, sociological, historical, and economic factors that influence the use and conservation of our nation's fisheries resources.
One semester general biology or permission of instructor
NRC 528 Forest & Wetland Hydrology
Hydrologic structure and function of forest, wetland, and agricultural ecosystems. Changes in water flow and quality associated with land and resource use. Management approaches to prevent or reverse adverse environmental impacts.

popular among EWRE students

NRC 570 Ecology of Fish

Popular among FP students

NRC 571 Fisheries Sci. & Mgmt.       Jordaan
NRC 587 Digital Remote Sensing       Finn
NRC 590GC Global Change Ecology
As a species, humans have a remarkable footprint on global ecosystems. We change land cover, alter water and nutrient cycling, introduce non-native species, harvest natural resources, and change the global climate. This class will explore the impacts of these changes on a variety of ecosystems, as well as consider how natural resource management can improve ecological resistance and resilience to change.
NRC 597AE ST- Aquatic Ecology       Danylchuk
NRC 597EL Environmental Law
This course addresses how the federal government has responded to various environmental problems, examining a variety of regulatory approaches. The course explains the development of environmental regulation from its origin in the common law to our present system of complex environmental statutes, regulations and policies, and the agencies that implement them. It is a survey course that will provide a broad, practical understanding of federal environmental laws, focusing on: hazardous substances, air pollution, water rights and allocation, water pollution, natural resource management, biodiversity, environmental review, constitutional takings, and environmental justice. Through these selected topics, students will learn about environmental values that animate policy and legal decisions, and the people and resources they affect.
NRC 597GC Global Environmental Conservation
This course will cover an in depth review of major international environmental issues using a modular approach through digital and interactive learning. Students will develop understanding and skills to address international and emerging issues. Ten major international environmental issues will be covered in depth which will include climatic change, water resources, biodiversity, deforestation, wetlands, poverty, habitat loss, coastal impairment, and invasive species in locations through the world.
NRC 597WR Water Resources Management & Policy        
NRC 697LU Land Use & Watershed Mgmt.
Covers the principles and processes that define and govern the interactions between activities on the land and conditions in streams, lakes, and estuaries. Examines the streamflow and water quality effects of specific land uses—forest management, agriculture, and urban development—as well as mixed uses and cumulative effects at the landscape scale.
  Barten, Nicholson  
PLNTSOIL 515 Microbiology of the Soil
Microbial processes in the soil and sediment environment; ecology of the various microbial communities; the decomposition of organic matter, carbon transformation, nitrogen, sulfur, phosphorus and other mineral transformations. Chemistry of these reactions and their biogeochemical implications. Biological equilibrium, the rhizosphere, and microbial associations.
basic biology and organic chemistry.
2013 (Simkins)  
PLNTSOIL 575 Environmental Soil Chem.
Fundamental chemical concepts/processes in soils, such as ion exchange, precipitation/dissolution, redox reactions, partitioning and adsorption, and solution speciation and nature of soil minerals and organic matter. Computer models used to examine current environmental, agricultural, and engineering problems. Examination of how chemical processes affect fate, transport, availability, and remediation of trace elements, heavy metals and organic contaminants in soils and sediments. Discussion on current environmental issues and problems
CHEM 110 or 111, or permission of instructor. PLSOILIN 105 strongly recommended
PLNTSOIL 585 Inorganic Cont. in Soil, Water & Sediment
Physical, chemical, and biological factors affecting the fate and transport of inorganic contaminants (including heavy metals) in soil, water and sediment. Sources, chemistry, pedogenic and geochemical behavior of these contaminants and methods used for their analysis. Risk assessment, and remediation technologies, options, and goals.
CHEM 111 & 112, knowledge of college algebra, basic soil science, and transition metal chemistry, or permission of instructor.
PLNTSOIL 597F ST - Intermediate Soil Science
A comprehensive survey of soil science topics including soil physical, chemical, biological, and morphological properties. Emphasis on soil properties as they relate to solving real world environmental problems dealing with topics such as soil and groundwater remediation, waste disposal, wetlands, sustainable food/forage/fiber/ and fuel production, and global climate change.
basic course in soil science, geology, environmental sciences or related course.
PLNTSOIL 597O ST - Organic Contaminants
Transport and fate of manmade compounds in natural and managed environments: abiotic and biotic effects including partitioning, interfaces, concentration, biodegradation and biotransformation. Examination of specific examples of compounds and classes of contaminants in affected environments, such as pesticides and petroleum products in soil and ground water.
basic biology, CHEM 250 or 261, knowledge of biochemistry helpful.
2014? (Simkins)  
PLNTSOIL 830 Advanced Soil Chemistry
Lecture and discussion of current theories of the chemistry of soils. Consent of instructor required.
  2014 (Xing)  
POLYMER 745 Colloidal Phenomena
Classical and modern developments in colloid science. Colloid preparation, Brownian motion, surface forces, particle-particle interactions (flocculation and stabilization), thermodynamics, electrokinetic effects, mechanical properties. Prerequisite: one semester of physical chemistry. Hoagland
POLYMER 797D ST- Scientific Mgmt.
This course deals with the challenges and issues of managing a group of scientists – in industry or academia. We will discuss topics such as proposal writing, lab management, communication strategies, and mentoring. Our coverage of these topics in this initial course will not be deep, but it will be broad and insightful.
    Crosby, Tew, Watkins

Introduction to Scientific Teaching

This 1-credit course is aimed at graduate students in the sciences and engineering who are interested in careers in undergraduate education.
  Hayward, Ouellett  
PUBHLTH 324 Epidemiology in Public Health
This course is intended to introduce the science of epidemiology and to explore how epidemiologic methods are applied to solving public health problems. Students will learn basic quantitative methods, study design concepts, and critical thinking skills relating to infectious and chronic disease epidemiology.
  Ertel, Zagarins Zagarins
PUBHLTH 561 Inst. Hygiene & Sanitation
Focus on concepts of infectious diseases, toxin production, microbial growth in food, and methods of preventing diseases from these agents. For persons interested in sanitary inspection as a career.
PUBHLTH 573 Intro to Aerosol Science
The statics and mechanics of aerosols of relevance to the occupational and ambient environments. Fundamentals of particle characteristics and particle behavior including the theory and selection of particle sampling instruments.
one year each of undergraduate mathematics, chemistry, and physics, and Env-Hlth 571 and Env-Hlth 572
PUBHLTH 590A Contaminant Fate & Transport in Aqu. Syst.
Contaminant fate and transport models provide a framework to understand the behavior of contaminants in the aquatic environment that provide answers to public health questions with respect to potential exposures to contaminants such as chemicals or microbial pathogens.
PUBHLTH 592E Environmental Epigenetics (2Cr)
This seminar will introduce students to the new field of environmental epigenetics. Through videos and discussion of recent research papers, students will learn how the environment (nutrition, chemicals, psychosocial stress) can shape our genetic makeup and ultimately influence disease susceptibility.
PUBHLTH 600 Molecular Epidemiology
This course compbines theoretical aspects and hands-on laboratory methods for molecular epidemiology. Topics include biomarkers, gene-environmental interations, nutrient-toxicant interactions, and epigenetics. Laboratory components include DNA isolation, PCR and genotyping.
PUBHLTH 630 Prin. of Epidemiology       Olson
PUBHLTH 666 Environmental & Occupational Toxicology I
The toxicological activity of toxic substances found in the general environment and in industrial settings. Topics include biochemical mechanisms for absorption, excretion, tissue distribution, metabolic transformations, and conjugations; comparative metabolism of animal species; special applications to the toxicology of heavy metals, pesticides, and other industrial chemicals.
PUBHLTH 671 Risk Assessment & Mgmt.
This course provides an introduction to the field of multi-media (e.g. air, water, soil, food) environmental health risk assessment and how society incorporates risk assessment findings into regulations and policy.
PUBHLTH 690D Mathematical Modeling in Toxicology & Env. Hlth.
Students will learn the fundamental concepts of mathematical modeling of biochemical and physiological systems and how to apply them to problems drawn from environmental health and toxicology.
Two semesters of Calculus, one introductory STATISTC course.
PUBHLTH 791L Sem - Adv. Toxicology
Explores recent developments in molecular toxicology with particular emphasis on mechanisms of toxicity and tissue repair following damage. Focus on factors that affect the shape of the dose response, especially in the low-dose zone, and how this is affected by mechanisms of toxicity and the adaptive capacity of the organism. The implications of such recent developments in molecular toxicology for the risk assessment process also considered.
REGIONPL 558 Iss. Env. Mgmt.
Alternative administrative arrangements for dealing with problems of environmental management and control at various levels of government.
REGIONPL 580 Sustainable Cities
This course introduces students to the 3-E concept of sustainability: environment, economy, equity, and applies it to the built environment and policies at the municipal and regional level.
REGIONPL 658 Planning for Climate Change
This seminar reads some of the most current literature on the future of the urban form given climate change, and allows time and shared space to reflect on what these coming changes mean for (primarily local) government as well as governance. The class focus will be on implications of these coming conditions for built form both now and in the future, with a goal of developing a working understanding of what municipal, regional, and state planners and policymakers need to know now about these conditions to provide leadership to communities.
RES-ECON 262 Environ. Econ.
Economics of environmental problems, including air, water, and land pollution. Emphasis on analyzing the individual incentive patterns that lead to pollution, and cost-effective regulatory structures that can reduce it. Includes domestic and international issues. (Gen.Ed. SB)
RES-ECON 720 Environ. & Resource Econ.
Economics of environmental quality and natural resource management; theory of externalities, public goods, and resource extraction. Benefit-cost analyses of natural resource use and preservation of unique resources.
RES-ECON 721 Adv. Nat. Res. Econ.
Economic models of renewable and nonrenewable natural resources; introduction to dynamic optimization; and the theory of environmental policy.
STATISTC 505 Regression & Anl Variance
Inferences in simple and multiple regression models, model fitting, checking and selection, diagnostics, presentation of the multiple linear regression model in matrix form. Has a strong applied component involving the use of a statistical package for data analysis.
Stat 501 or Stat 516 or equivalent. Prior knowledge of hypothesis tests including t-tests, z-tests, F-tests, confidence intervals and p-values.
STATISTC 506 Design of Experiments
Planning, statistical analysis and interpretation of experiments. Designs considered include factorial designs, randomized blocks, latin squares, incomplete balanced blocks, nested and crossover designs, mixed models. Has a strong applied component involving the use of a statistical package for data analysis.
previous coursework in statistics.
STATISTC 511 Multivariate Statis. Mth.
Introduction to the analysis of multivariate data. Topics include description of multivariate data; random vectors; multivariate analysis of variance, repeated measures/profile analysis; and topics from mul-tivariate regression, discriminant analysis, clustering, (principal components, factor analysis, and canonical correlation). Has a strong applied component involving the use of a statistical package for data analysis.
previous background in statistics, or consent of instructor.
STATISTC 697B ST - Bayesian Statistics
This course will introduce students to Bayesian data analysis, including modeling and computation. We will begin with a description of the components of a Bayesian model and analysis(including the likelihood, prior, posterior, conjugacy, non-informativeness, credible intervals, etc.), and illustrate these objects in simple models. We will then develop Bayesian approaches to more complicated models. The course will introduce Markov chain Monte Carlo methods, and students will have the opportunity to learn to use the WinBUGS and R open source statistical packages for computation.
STATISTC 697M Measurement Error: Models, Methods & Applications
This course exams the impact of measurement errors on standard statistical analyses which ignore them (so-called “naive” analyses) and describes methods of correcting for measurement error using additional information or data about the measurement error process. A variety of correction techniques and related methods of inference (including the bootstrap) will be explored. We examine these questions for i) misclassification in estimating one or more proportions and in two-way contingency tables; ii) measurement error in predictors and/or the response in simple and multiple linear
regression as well as error in the response in estimating and comparing one or many means; iii) measurement error in nonlinear regression, including binary regression (e.g., logistic or probit) and Poisson type models. The focus of is on understanding models and methods and applying them to examples from a variety of disciplines (epidemiology, ecology, economics, etc.).
ST515-516 or equivalent
STATISTC 705 Linear Models I
First semester of two-semester sequence in the theory of linear models. Basic results on the multivariate normal distribution; linear and quadratic forms; noncentral Chi-square and F distributions; inference in linear models, including point and interval estimation, hypothesis testing, etc.
Statistc 607-608 or equivalent; linear algebra.
STATISTC 706 Linear Models II       Buonaccorsi


Note that MS students in EWRE may take graduate level courses (500 and above) in other departments at the University; however, no more than 9 graduate credits taken outside the Civil and Environmental Engineering Department can be counted toward the 31 credit requirement. Undergraduate courses may be taken but these are not normally used as electives for the MS degree. Students pursuing the PhD degree have more flexibility in the number and level of non-EWRE courses counted toward the degree requirements.