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 Bulletin 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.
Required Application Materials
Applicants for the graduate certificate in environmental science management may be permitted to enroll for one semester of graduate course work while completing all other general application procedure requirements.
Applicants for the graduate certificate in environmental science management must submit all the following documentation to the College of Graduate Studies, Jacksonville State University, 700 Pelham Road North, Jacksonville, Alabama 36265-1602 to be considered for admission:
Official transcripts from the postsecondary institutions awarding the bachelor’s degree. (Students who have previously attended JSU do not need to request a transcript from the University.)
If English is not the applicant’s native language, the applicant is required to submit an official TOEFL score report, an IELTS score report or a PTE score report (please refer to page 28 of this Bulletin).
Required Environmental Science Management Courses for a Graduate Certificate in Environmental Science Management
This certificate focuses on the systematic study of map-making and the application of mathematical, computer, and other techniques to the analysis of large amounts of geographic data and the science of mapping geographic 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)
15 Graduate Semester Hours Required for this Program
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