Emissions from human activities have repercussions on terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems as well as on local and global economics. These emissions, often dispersed over wide areas at low concentrations, can have profound and complex effects on human health. Recognition of such ubiquitous impacts has resulted in significant state and federal legislation and international initiatives that redefine how people live, work, and define their quality of life.
Air Resources Management (ARM) was introduced in 1993 to help meet the nationwide need in government, business, and industry for professionals in air quality management. This need stemmed in part from the adoption across the country of stringent air quality laws and regulations, notably the federal Clean Air Act Amendments of 1990 and their state and local counterparts.
ARM prepares students for professional air quality management work in government, business, and industry. ARM addresses air management issues at the local and ecosystem scales through interdisciplinary studies in science, economics, health, engineering, ecology, and policy. It acquaints students with a carefully planned mix of pertinent topics, including air system behavior, multimedia issues, regulation, analysis, planning, design, and control.
ARM welcomes students in any doctoral degree program at UW–Madison. Students pursuing ARM are expected to have completed at least one college-level course in physics; chemistry; biology or environmental science; economics; social science in the area of government, law, institutions, or organizations; and calculus or another mathematics course beyond college algebra. Prerequisites may be waived upon recommendation of the ARM faculty.
|ENVIR ST 539||Air Resources Science and Policy||3|
|CIV ENGR 423||Air Pollution Effects, Measurement and Control||3|
|ENVIR ST 761||Colloquium in Air Pollution||1|
|The following are approved elective courses. Students may propose other courses for the elective requirements that do not appear on this list. Courses must be approved by their advisor and the ARM chair:|
|Skills and Methods Electives|
|Special Topics in the Environment: Biological Aspects of Envir St ((Topic: Air Pollution Impacts on Vegetation))|
|Applications of Geographic Information Systems in Natural Resources|
|An Introduction to Geographic Information Systems|
|Introduction to Environmental Law|
|Statistical Methods for Bioscience I|
|Dynamics of the Atmosphere and Ocean I|
|Physics of the Atmosphere and Ocean I|
|Atmospheric Dispersion and Air Pollution|
|Earth System Science Seminar|
|Mass Transfer Operations|
|Solid and Hazardous Wastes Engineering|
|Special Topics in Water Chemistry|
|Special Topics in Environmental Engineering|
|Government and Natural Resources|
|Special Topics in the Environment: Biological Aspects of Envir St ((Topic: Risk and the Environment))|
|Environmental Law, Toxic Substances, and Conservation|
|Societal Risk Management of Technological Hazards|
|Advanced Experimental Instrumentation|