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2017-2018 University Catalog 
2017-2018 University Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Environmental & Sustainability Studies Certificate

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About the Program

This interdisciplinary program will appeal to students interested in studying environmental and sustainability problems from a wide range of perspectives. The certificate will give students working in multiple disciplines a broad exposure to how environmental and sustainability challenges and solutions are conceived, represented, and researched in the Humanities, Social Sciences, Agriculture, and STEM disciplines. The program will introduce students to a wide range of environmental issues from diverse perspectives so that they may more thoroughly comprehend and critically evaluate today’s environmental and sustainability challenges.

College of Liberal Arts

15 Credits Required

Requirements for the Certificate

Selective Courses (9 credits)

Choose one from each category:

Interdisciplinary Capstone Project (3 credits)

The capstone project offers an opportunity to develop an extended interdisciplinary analysis of a significant sustainability or environbmental problem. Individual project advisors will specifiy the precise requirements for the project. To complete this requirement, students must enroll in a 3 Credit independent research project or directred reading class that will be disignated by the faculty advisor and student to apply to the CESS capstone requirement, with approval by the CESS faculty committee.

This requirement to be met with POL 49500 only with the title “Capstone Exp Env & Sustain Study”.


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