Doctor of Science Major in Enviromental Analytic Chemistry

Doctor of Science Major in Environmental Analytical Chemistry

Officially recognized by the National Program for Quality Graduate Studies of the National Council on Science and Technology (In Process)

Dual degree in Chemical Science and Technology with the University of the Balearic Islands


Area of interest:

Natural and Exact Sciences

Degree Level:

Graduate Studies

Type of Degree:


Academic Degree:

Doctor of Science Major in Environmental Analytical Chemistry

Length of Course:

Minimum length of 3 years; Maximum length of 3.5 years

Official Recognition Since:

Thursday, August 28, 2003


Number of Official Recognition:




Program of Study


The purpose of the doctoral degree is to educate competitive human resources for international stages, with deep knowledge, professional ethics, and social responsibility, who will be able to develop original research works in an autonomous and interdisciplinary manner, and produce results of high scientific and technological quality in the field of environmental analytical chemistry.

It promotes research with a special emphasis on the quantitative determination of hazardous substances that are potential damages for life and the environment, as well as the development and implementation of proper methods to treat aquifers, soils, and the air polluted by said substances. This major intends to relate the UANL research advances to the technology development of our country, guiding such development in environmental analytical chemistry to regional and national industries.


Graduates will integrate the necessary scientific knowledge for applying analytical environmental chemistry to specific development fields through the approaches suggested by the technological demands and environmental standards.


Applicants must have a related master degree in science, which will guarantee they possess the necessary knowledge to develop proper research work. In addition, they must be skilled in verbal-mathematical reasoning and oral-written expression, comprehensive, critic, self-learners, innovators, keen to experimentation, tenacious, and sensitive to environmental care, with a high sense of responsibility and discipline.

Labor Market

Graduates will be able to efficiently work in government and higher education institutions that require human resources highly qualified in teaching and research, assuming leadership at proposing new methodologies to control and assess the levels of hazardous substances in the environment. They will also support the sustainable development of our country by contributing to the creation and application of clean technologies in government or industrial sectors.

Social Significance

The doctoral degree in environmental analytical chemistry seeks to educate competitive human resources with the necessary skills to conduct basic and applied research, which will support the sustainable development of our country by contributing to the creation of clean technologies.

Continuing Professional Development

The doctoral degree in environmental analytical chemistry represents an opportunity to continuing professional development due to the knowledge, skills, and competences taught during the program. It is also the necessary means to integrate graduates into interinstitutional networks of multidisciplinary research collaboration. Furthermore, it provides academic and scientific support to applicants of the National Researcher System or other renowned scientific-technological academic institutions.

Operational Hazard

Graduates will have potential operational hazard, as they will be in contact with different kind of samples and chemical substances. That is why it is important to follow up the recommendations of the national and international federal organizations regarding the fulfillment of the standards, regulations, and laws to protect their health and integrity.

Specific Requirements

Applicants must have a related master of science in environmental analytical chemistry and a minimum GPA of 80 out of 100. They must fulfill the enrollment requirements and comply with the entrance provisions of the UANL General Regulations of Graduate Studies and the School of Chemistry Internal Regulations.

Applicant must complete an application form and deliver the necessary documents at the Office of Student Services of our School of Graduate Studies, as well as passing the mandatory tests: the General Knowledge Test (EXANI III, Spanish acronym), the English Proficiency Test (EXCI, Spanish acronym), the Specific Knowledge Test, a technical English test, a psychometric test, and an interview. For any special case, the Doctoral Degree Committee will determine whether applicants are admitted or rejected.


Director of Graduate Studies in Environmental Analytical Chemistry:

Dr. Edgar Jocsan Ruiz Ruiz

Phone: 8329 4000 Extension 3432


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