Department of Environmental science of the university of Zanjan is the first of its kind established in Iran. The group started its activities with 5 students in master’s degree in October 2008 and is currently open to 12-20 M.Sc. students annually. Environmental science is an interdisciplinary course of study having the advantage of collaboration with many other Scientific groups of university of Zanjan, including; departments of Chemistry, Geology, Biology, Physics, Soil science, and Mine.
All students with a bachelor's degree in Iran or its equivalent abroad are eligible to participate in national entrance exam.
The aim of Environmental Sciences Program is to train persons who are able to carry out fundamental and applied research necessary to solve the environmental challenges and problems.The graduated students will obtain the necessary skills for designing and supervising environmental projects and are specialized in various fields of environmental sciences, including but not limited to;
1. Water, soil and air pollutions and of application of scientific methods to solve and control pollutants.
2. Materials/energy sources and their negative impacts on the environment and the development of renewable energies.
3. Understanding all different physical, chemical and biological phenomena on the planet earth and their impacts on Environment.