The Department of Physical and Earth Sciences offers core courses and an area of concentration in environmental science management within the MPA degree program and supporting courses for the MA with a major in liberal studies. Please refer to the Liberal Studies and Public Administration sections of this website for application materials required, admission requirements, and program requirements for these programs.
A graduate certificate in environmental science management is also available for non-degree students who wish to specialize in the area of environmental science management. Upon satisfactorily completing the requirements of a graduate certificate (comprehensive examination not required for graduate certificate), an entry will be made on the student’s transcript. A student who completes the graduate certificate in environmental science management may apply the 15 hours credit toward the MA with a major in liberal studies or the MPA with a concentration in environmental science management. All course work for the MA and MPA degrees, including the environmental science management course work, must be completed within six years.
This certificate focuses on environmental science. A series of critical courses comprise legal aspects of environmental management, handling air, water, and solid wastes; assessment of human risk due to the exposure of these wastes; and overview of environmental quality using a watershed approach. Please review our Graduate Certificate Disclosure information.
The student must complete the 15 semester hours of requiredenvironmental science management concentration courses listed below:
ESC 490G - Environmental Auditing (3)
ESC 495G - Risk Analysis (3)
ESC 496G - Watershed Management (3)
ESC 510 - Environmental Laws and Regulations (3)
ESC 535 - Integrated Waste Management (3)
Fifteen Graduate Semester Hours are Required for this Program