College of Health and Human Services

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School of Public and Environmental Affairs
Graduate Studies
Certificate in Environmental Affairs

The Certificate in Environmental Affairs program is a 15 credit hour program of study in environmental affairs. The program is flexible enough to adapt to the needs of precareer or in-service persons and to individuals with varying degrees of experience. Individuals currently employed in industry, nonprofit organizations, and the public sector in environmentally related positions who have technical backgrounds but who see greater insight and formal education on economic, policy, and legal issues related to the critical environmental issues will find the program particularly beneficial.

Required Courses (15 cr.)

  • SPEA V517 Public Management Economics (3 cr.)
  • SPEA V520 Environmental Policy (3 cr.)
  • SPEA V645 Environmental Law (3 cr.)
  • Two additional SPEA graduate public affaris courses are also requried (6 cr.)
  • If students are interested in furthering their education in the MPA Progarm, students should plan to take the following classes as electives:  
    • V500 Quantitative Tools for Public Affairs (3cr.)
    • V539 Management Science for Public Affairs (3 cr.)

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