This course will reinforce and extend the mathematical education that students bring to graduate studies in the environmental sciences. It will explore mathematical approaches and solutions (both analytical and numerical) that cut across environmental disciplines, and it will introduce analytical techniques that are taught infrequently in other courses. The goal is to provide students with the tools and confidence they need to apply quantitative methods in their own research. The mathematical programming language MATLAB is used to solve problems in class, to complete homework sets, and to program numerical solutions of difference/differential equations.