Nanjing University of
Information Science & Technology


Environmental Science
  • Program Name: Environmental Science
  • Program Code: 071401
  • Program Length: 4 years
  • Degree Type: Science 


Course Summary
Environmental Science is one of the provincial and quasi-national feature programmes for undergraduates. Long-term research collaboration and academic exchanges have been conducted with renowned universities home and abroad, including Yale University, University of Maryland, and University of Vermont in the United States, and Nanjing University, Southeast University in China etc.. With rich academic staff, abundant educational resources and advanced experimental facilities, the department also provides a postgraduate programme of Environmental Science.

Students are trained to be overall developed with good science literacy, solid professional knowledge and practical skills in environmental monitoring, environmental evaluation, environmental economics, environmental planning, environmental management, environmental law, and environmental chemistry etc.. Students upon graduation will have the competence to conduct environmental protection and meteorology related researches, teaching, management and environmental evaluation work in governmental institutions, colleges, research institutes, and enterprises. They are also expected to have solid academic foundation for working for higher academic degrees.
Professional strengths: Environmental Science of Nanjing University of Information Science & Technology began to enroll students in 1999. It was selected in characteristic majors of Jiangsu Province in 2006 and approved to be a construction point of national characteristic majors in 2009 . It became the key profession of the Twelfth Five-Year Plan of Jiangsu Province in 2012 and was selected in brand professions of colleges and universities in Jiangsu Province. Since established, the major has gathered first-class teachers and teaching resources at home and abroad through the implementation of global recruitment and other unconventional strategic initiatives. It makes effort to build a teaching team cored on the recipients of National Youth Fund  and the scholars from the Thousand Youth Talents Plan of Central Organization Department. The members are from California Institute of Technology, Princeton University, University of Tokyo and other world-renowned institutions. The internationalization rate of full-time teachers is above 60% and the Dr. rate is up to 80%. Meanwhile, this major depends on some first-class academic platforms, such as the advanced subject of Jiangsu colleges and universities---Environmental Science and Engineering of our school, the key laboratory with high technology of atmospheric environmental monitoring and pollution controlling in Jiangsu province, the research center of environmental purification materials engineering technology in Jiangsu province and so on. It is outstanding in cultivating qualified undergraduates.

Training objectives: The major of Environmental Science has always been closely integrated with the huge demand of China's environmental protection and meteorological industry for the cross compound talents of environment and meteorology. It targets at the increasingly serious problems of atmospheric environmental and is dedicated to cultivating senior environmental protection talents with good environmental awareness, good humanistic accomplishment, great professional ethics and social responsibility. What’s more, they are supposed to have solid theoretical foundations and international perspectives. They are also required to have professional theoretical knowledge and practical learning experience about the majors of atmospheric environment and environmental meteorology. They are expected to understand the development status and trends of the forefront of this major and have designing and practical abilities. These talents should work hard to be Innovative, applied and international.

Core curricula: College Chemistry and Experiment, Environmental Geology Foundation, Instrumental Analysis and Experiment, Environmental Biology and Experiment, Data Analysis and Experimental Design, Environmental Monitoring and Experiment, Atmospheric Environmental Monitoring and Experiment, Atmospheric Environmental Chemistry, Environmental Engineering and Experiment, Environmental Impact Assessment, Introduction to Environmental Science, Environmental Chemistry and Experiment, Environmental Information System and Experiment, Water Pollution Control Engineering and Experiment, Solid Waste Treatment and Recycling, Air Pollution Control Technology, Environmental Planning, Environmental Management.

The directions of students to continue their study: Environmental science, environmental engineering, atmospheric environment and some related majors.

The directions of students to obtain employment: After graduation, students can go to Environmental Protection Agencies, environmental monitoring stations, institutes of environment protection , environmental protection companies to do some works, such as environmental policy formulation, environmental planning and management, environmental pollution monitoring, environmental impact assessment and so on ; they can also continue their study in the field about environmental science.


Course Content:
The course is divided into 4 academic years with each part comprising a number of modules as listed below, both compulsory and optional.

Semester 1
Military Theory
Philosophy and Law
Career Planning
Physical Education
Computer Science Foundation
Atmospheric Science Overview
Physics Experiment
Inorganic and Analytical Chemistry I
Inorganic and Analytical Chemistry Experiment I
Freshman Orientation

Semester 2
China History
Physical Education
Linear Algebra
Advanced Mathematics
Physics Experiment
C Programming Language Design

Semester 3
China Philosophies
Physical Education
Probability and Statistics
Organic Chemistry and Experiment
Environmental Geology Foundations
Environmental Science Overview
Cognition Practice

Semester 4
China Philosophies
Physical Education
Environmental Biology and Experiment
Environmental Monitoring
Environmental Monitoring Experiment
Environmental Chemistry and Experiment
Environmental Information System and Experiment
Atmospheric Environment Chemistry

Semester 5
Instrumental Analysis
Environmental Engineering
Environmental Ecology
Environmental Soil Science
Environmental Law
Environmental Planning
Environmental Management
Physical Pollution Control
Solid Waste Disposal and Reclamation
Climate Change Overview
Pollution Meteorology

Semester 6
Environmental Assessment
Atmospheric Environment Monitoring and Experiment
Clean production Technology and Application
Air Pollution Control Technology
Environmental Economics
Data Analysis and Experiment Optimization Design
Water Pollution Control Engineering
Environmental Science Literature
Atmospheric Environment

Semester 7
Term Paper

Semester 8
Final Project