Sustainable Natural Resources Graduate Certificate
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The Sustainable Natural Resources graduate certificate is a 20-credit interdisciplinary program offered online through Ecampus. Students take five required courses and two elective courses, all designed to build personal and organizational capacity to examine the many aspects of natural resource problems—environmental, economic, and social—in the search for innovative solutions. The courses are organized into three main sections: integration, human dimensions, and ecology and management of sustainable natural resources. All courses in the certificate program are integrated through a student-designed capstone project that addresses a specific sustainability problem in the student’s own organization or region. Throughout the program, students will work with faculty members and other students, and under the guidance of an assigned mentor to design and complete the project.
More information, including international admissions requirements, may also be found on the Ecampus website.
Certificate Code: CG01
Upon successful completion of the program, students will meet the following learning outcomes:
- Demonstrate a strong understanding of foundational disciplinary knowledge related to the economic, social, and ecological dimensions of sustainability issues and solutions.
- Analyze the ecological, social, and economic dimensions of sustainability of different natural resource problems or scenarios.
- Identify and integrate information and diverse perspectives from multiple types of sources to inform analysis of a specific natural resource topic or problem and develop appropriate recommendations for sustainable resource management.
|SNR 506||INDEPENDENT PROJECT IN NATURAL RESOURCE SUSTAINABILITY||2|
|SNR 512||SUSTAINABLE NATURAL RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT 1||3|
|SNR 520||SOCIAL ASPECTS OF SUSTAINABLE NATURAL RESOURCES||3|
|SNR 521||ECONOMICS OF SUSTAINABLE NATURAL RESOURCE MANAGEMENT||3|
|SNR 530||ECOLOGICAL PRINCIPLES OF SUSTAINABLE NATURAL RESOURCES||3|
|Select a minimum of 6 credits from the following:||6|
|INVASIVE PLANTS: BIOLOGY, ECOLOGY AND MANAGEMENT|
|FOREST WILDLIFE HABITAT MANAGEMENT|
|CONSENSUS AND NATURAL RESOURCES|
|PUBLIC LANDS POLICY AND MANAGEMENT|
|STRUCTURED DECISION MAKING IN NATURAL RESOURCE MANAGEMENT|
|DIVERSITY, EQUITY AND INCLUSION IN NATURAL RESOURCE MGMT|
|INTEGRATED POLICY: FOOD, ENERGY, WATER, CLIMATE|
|BASIC BELIEFS AND ETHICS IN NATURAL RESOURCES|
|PLANNING AGROFORESTRY PROJECTS|
|NONTIMBER FOREST PRODUCTS: AN INTERDISCIPLINARY INTRODUCTION|
|SUSTAINABLE MANAGEMENT OF AQUATIC AND RIPARIAN RESOURCES|
|GLOBAL ENVIRONMENTAL CHANGE|
|SOIL: A NATURAL AND SOCIETAL RESOURCE|
Students should take SNR 512 in their first term because it explains the overall program goals of the certificate
Certificate Code: CG01