In our graduate certificate in Climate Change Awareness and Leadership program, you will study climate and environmental change from an approved list of courses in leadership, management, planning, and analysis. You’ll learn the science behind climate change and global warming and its various impacts on the environment and society. The certificate concludes with an end-of-program research project designed by you and your professor to help you integrate climate change and leadership theories into practical application.

Climate change is a critical area of study that will significantly influence the future of business, government, and environmental policy well into the 21st century. Many challenges and innovations lie ahead that require a new generation of leaders in the emergency and disaster management and environmental protection fields to be well versed in the science and the policies required to lead organizations and government through the coming challenges. Upon completion of the certificate, you will be able to present a portfolio of qualifications to employers requiring leadership in the face of ongoing and upcoming climate change impacts.

Certificate Objectives

In addition to the institutional and degree level learning objectives, graduates of this program are expected to achieve these learning outcomes:

  • Assess the science behind climate change and global warming.
  • Evaluate climate change impacts on the environment and society.
  • Apply management and leadership skills appropriate to climate change adaptation.
  • Integrate climate change theory into practical application through achievement of a major research project in the field.

Certificate Requirements (18 semester hours)

EDMG665Climate Change Adaptation3
EDMG691Climate Change Seminar 13
EVSP628Global Environmental Change3
MGMT605Leadership3
Select 2 courses from the following:6
Crisis Action Planning
Environmental Ethics
Energy Policy and Sustainability
Public Policy
Public Management
Public Health and Environment
Total Semester Hours18
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To be taken as the last course in this program.