Environmental Policy and International Development Certificate
Deepen your knowledge of pressing global issues like climate change, resource scarcity, and population growth. Gain a deeper understanding of the policies and solutions needed to address today’s environmental and international development challenges.
Key learning outcomes
- Understand the environmental ethics in game and wildlife management, natural resource use, water management, biological diversity, fisheries, ocean protection, and agricultural production.
- Analyze the science of climate change, social adaptation of human communities, and diplomacy efforts born out of the Framework Convention on Climate Change.
- Navigate environmental policy, regulation, and legislation, including major environmental statutes as well as common and constitutional laws within the United States.
- Leverage tools for developing sustainable economies, such as economic valuation, value chain, and cost benefit analysis.
- Lead effectively in a variety of organizational contexts using change management principles.
No application is required. You simply register for graduate courses during our fall, spring, or summer registration periods.
Earning the Certificate
To meet the requirements for the certificate, you must:
- Complete four certificate courses for graduate credit.
- Earn at least a B grade in each course.
- Complete the courses within three years.
The professional graduate certificate in Environmental Policy and International Development requires four courses:
- Certificate core courses (choose at least 2 courses; you may select up to 4 courses)
- Certificate electives (formerly knowledge courses) (you may select up to 2 courses; however, elective courses are not required for this certificate)
Effective Fall 2017, the Environmental Policy and International Development certificate has a new configuration. Students who started coursework in Summer 2017 or before may choose to use the new configuration or may continue with the previous certificate configuration (i.e., two knowledge courses and two skills courses); students have three years from the date of their first course to complete the certificate.
All students will use the same Certificate Tracker in Online Services, regardless of which configuration they are pursuing.
Courses taken before the 2013–14 academic year do not apply toward this certificate.