Sample Course Schedule

Master in Environmental Metrology and Policy Program – for the Betterment of the World

Sample Course Schedules

The standard EMAP curriculum is the 2-year courses sequence. But students can also follow a 1.5-year, 2.5-year, or 3-year courses sequence, as listed below, whichever best fits their need.

Standard 2-Year Sequence

Year-1 Fall Semester (12 credits)

  • EMAP-501 Chemistry of Environmental Exposures (core, 3 credits)
  • EMAP-502 Statistical Methods in Metrology (core, 3 credits)
  • EMAP-503 Introduction to Environmental Policy Science (core, 2 credits)
  • EMAP-504 Introduction to US and International Environmental Laws and Regulations (core, 2 credits)
  • EMAP-504 Occupational and Environmental Toxicology (core, 2 credits)
  • EMAP-500 Weekly Seminars / Discussion Forums (0 credits)

Year-1 Spring Semester (9 credits)

  • EMAP-511 Introduction to Chemical & Biochemical Metrology (core, 2 credits)
  • EMAP-512 Chem & Biochem Metrology Lab I: Instrumental Principles and Measurements (core, 3 credits)
  • EMAP-514 Introduction to Environmental Risk Assessment and Management (core, 2 credits)
  • EMAP-515 Advanced Environmental Policy Making Science I: A Study of Practical Cases (core, 2 credits)
  • EMAP-500 Weekly Seminars / Discussion Forums (0 credits)

In-between Summer

10-week program-funded research internship at NIST or EPA.


Year-2 Fall Semester (9 credits)

  • EMAP-513: Chemical & Biochemical Metrology Lab II: Student-Selected Metrology Labs / Capstone Preparation (core, 2 credits)
  • EMAP-516: Advanced Environmental Policy Making Science II: A Study of Practical Cases (core, 2 credits)
  • One Elective in Microeconomics (e.g.: ECON-551 Microeconomics, 3 credits)
  • One Elective in Environmental Health (e.g.: MICB-589-Environmental Health & Policy, 2 credits)
  • EMAP-500 Weekly Seminars / Discussion Forums (0 credits)

Year-2 Spring Semester (5 credits)

  • EMAP-518: Capstone Project (core, 1 credits)
  • EMAP 517: Introduction to Data Science and Machine Learning for Environmental Metrology (core, 2 credits)
  • EMAP-520: Introduction to Alternatives to Animal Tests (core, 2 credits)
  • EMAP-500: Weekly Seminars/Discussion Forum (0 credits)

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1.5-Year Sequence

Year-1 Fall Semester (12 credits)

  • EMAP-501 Chemistry of Environmental Exposures (core, 3 credits)
  • EMAP-502 Statistical Methods in Metrology (core, 3 credits)
  • EMAP-503 Introduction to Environmental Policy Science (core, 2 credits)
  • EMAP-504 Introduction to US and International Environmental Laws and Regulations (core, 2 credits)
  • EMAP-504 Occupational and Environmental Toxicology (core, 2 credits)
  • EMAP-500 Weekly Seminars / Discussion Forums (0 credits)

Year-1 Spring Semester (13 credits)

  • EMAP-511 Introduction to Chemical & Biochemical Metrology (core, 2 credits)
  • EMAP-512 Chem & Biochem Metrology Lab I: Instrumental Principles and Measurements (core, 3 credits)
  • EMAP-514 Introduction to Environmental Risk Assessment and Management (core, 2 credits)
  • EMAP-515 Advanced Environmental Policy Making Science I: A Study of Practical Cases (core, 2 credits)
  • EMAP-517 Introduction to Data Science and Machine Learning for Environmental Metrology (core, 2 credits)
  • EMAP-520 Introduction to Alternatives to Animal Tests (core, 2 credits)
  • EMAP-500 Weekly Seminars / Discussion Forums (0 credits)

In-between Summer

10-week program-funded research internship at NIST or EPA.


Year-1.5 Fall Semester (10 credits)

  • EMAP-513: Chemical & Biochemical Metrology Lab II: Student-Selected Metrology Labs / Capstone Project (core, 3 credits)
  • EMAP-516: Advanced Environmental Policy Making Science II: A Study of Practical Cases (core, 2 credits)
  • One Elective in Microeconomics (e.g.: ECON-551 Microeconomics, 3 credits)
  • One Elective in Environmental Health (e.g.: MICB-589-Environmental Health & Policy, 2 credits)
  • EMAP-500 Weekly Seminars / Discussion Forums (0 credits)

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2.5-Year Sequence

Year-1 Fall Semester (7 credits)

  • EMAP-502 Statistical Methods in Metrology (core, 3 credits)
  • EMAP-503 Introduction to Environmental Policy Science (core, 2 credits)
  • EMAP-504 Introduction to US and International Environmental Laws and Regulations (core, 2 credits)
  • EMAP-500 Weekly Seminars / Discussion Forums (0 credits)

Year-1 Spring Semester (6 credits)

  • EMAP-511 Introduction to Chemical & Biochemical Metrology (core, 2 credits)
  • EMAP-517 Introduction to Data Science and Machine Learning for Environmental Metrology (core, 2 credits)
  • EMAP-515 Advanced Environmental Policy Making Science I: A Study of Practical Cases (core, 2 credits)
  • EMAP-500 Weekly Seminars / Discussion Forums (0 credits)

In-between Summer

10-week program-funded chemistry bootcamp if warranted


Year-2 Fall Semester (7 credits)

  • EMAP-501 Chemistry of Environmental Exposures (core, 3 credits)
  • EMAP 505 Occupational and Environmental Toxicology (core, 2 credits)
  • EMAP 516 Advanced Environmental Policy Making Sciene II: A Study of Practical Cases (core, 2 credits)
  • EMAP-500 Weekly Seminars / Discussion Forums (0 credits)

Year-2 Spring Semester (7 credits)

  • EMAP-512: Chem. & Biochem. Metrology Lab I: Instrumental Principles & Measurements (core, 3 credits)
  • EMAP 514: Introduction to Environmental Risk Assessment and Management (core, 2 credits)
  • EMAP-520: Introduction to Alternatives to Animal Tests (core, 2 credits)
  • EMAP-500: Weekly Seminars/Discussion Forum (0 credits)

In-between Summer

10-week program-funded research internship at NIST or EPA.


Year-2.5 Fall Semester (8 credits)

  • EMAP-513: Chemical & Biochemical Metrology Lab II: Student-Selected Metrology Labs / Capstone Project (core, 3 credits)
  • One Elective in Microeconomics (e.g.: ECON-551 Microeconomics, 3 credits)
  • One Elective in Environmental Health (e.g.: MICB-589-Environmental Health & Policy, 2 credits)
  • EMAP-500 Weekly Seminars / Discussion Forums (0 credits)

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3-Year Sequence

Year-1 Fall Semester (7 credits)

  • EMAP-502 Statistical Methods in Metrology (core, 3 credits)
  • EMAP-503 Introduction to Environmental Policy Science (core, 2 credits)
  • EMAP-504 Introduction to US and International Environmental Laws and Regulations (core, 2 credits)
  • EMAP-500 Weekly Seminars / Discussion Forums (0 credits)

Year-1 Spring Semester (4 credits)

  • EMAP-511 Introduction to Chemical & Biochemical Metrology (core, 2 credits)
  • EMAP-515 Advanced Environmental Policy Making Science I: A Study of Practical Cases (core, 2 credits)
  • EMAP-500 Weekly Seminars / Discussion Forums (0 credits)

In-between Summer

10-week program-funded chemistry bootcamp if warranted


Year-2 Fall Semester (7 credits)

  • EMAP-501 Chemistry of Environmental Exposures (core, 3 credits)
  • EMAP 505 Occupational and Environmental Toxicology (core, 2 credits)
  • EMAP 516 Advanced Environmental Policy Making Sciene II: A Study of Practical Cases (core, 2 credits)
  • EMAP-500 Weekly Seminars / Discussion Forums (0 credits)

Year-2 Spring Semester (5 credits)

  • EMAP-512: Chem. & Biochem. Metrology Lab I: Instrumental Principles & Measurements (core, 3 credits)
  • EMAP 514: Introduction to Environmental Risk Assessment and Management (core, 2 credits)
  • EMAP-500: Weekly Seminars/Discussion Forum (0 credits)

In-between Summer

10-week program-funded research internship at NIST or EPA.


Year-3 Fall Semester (7 credits)

  • EMAP-513: Chemical & Biochemical Metrology Lab II: Student-Selected Metrology Labs / Capstone prep (core, 2 credits)
  • One Elective in Microeconomics (e.g.: ECON-551 Microeconomics, 3 credits)
  • One Elective in Environmental Health (e.g.: MICB-589-Environmental Health & Policy, 2 credits)
  • EMAP-500 Weekly Seminars / Discussion Forums (0 credits)

Year-3 Spring Semester (5 credits)

  • EMAP-518: Capstone Project (core, 1 credits)
  • EMAP 517: Introduction to Data Science and Machine Learning for Environmental Metrology (core, 2 credits)
  • EMAP-520: Introduction to Alternatives to Animal Tests (core, 2 credits)
  • EMAP-500: Weekly Seminars/Discussion Forum (0 credits)

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