Natural Resource Management and Sustainable Ecosystems Certificate
Gain a deeper understanding of the impact that population growth and climate change is placing on food supply, resources, and land. Learn to develop policies, use tools, and apply models that ensure stewardship of natural resources and ecosystems for future generations.
Key learning outcomes
- Understand and apply the economics of population growth, poverty and income distribution, market failures, economic valuation, economic incentive instruments, food and water resources, international agricultural markets, fisheries, and wildlife conservation.
- Evaluate environmental ethics of game and wildlife management, natural resource use, water management, biological diversity, fisheries, ocean protection, and agricultural production.
- Leverage scientific research, communication, and modeling techniques, including statistical analysis of ecological and environmental data, and systems dynamics modeling.
- Strategically examine issues related to climate change, human population dynamics, population viability analysis of endangered species, and economic appraisal of projects that affect natural resource.
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 Natural Resource Management and Sustainable Ecosystems 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)