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Natural Resources Management

Undergraduate level

Expand your opportunities with a certificate focused on the environment, conservation, and our natural resources. Explore the natural world around you and learn more about the ecological, social, legal, and policy considerations in managing and addressing natural resource problems and issues in the United States.

Four introductory courses are relevant to many industries:

  • Conservation laws and regulations
  • Societal trends impacting the environment
  • Conservation practices
  • Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
Widen your knowledge of environmental science and natural resources management as well as how to apply conservation principles for renewable and nonrenewable natural resources. Add a certificate on to your degree program, or take the Natural Resources Management Certificate program alone.

Courses in this certificate include:

This course introduces students to the regulatory policies developed in the United States to address environmental problems. The primary focus will be on federal regulations including the Clean Air Act and the Clean Water Act, the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act, the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Recovery Act ("Superfund"), the Safe Drinking Water Act, and the National Environmental Policy Act.
The mix of population, social organization, and technology has a profound impact on the resources and environmental conditions on which human and non-human society ultimately depend. This course examines the interactions between the physical environment in which we live and the human society we have created. Topics covered include energy sources, hazardous wastes, environmental accidents, endangered species, the environmental movement, tropical and temperate deforestation, limits to economic growth, population growth, and alternative views of the future.
Examines conservation principles and applications practiced in the United States. Topics include water use, air quality, land and forest management, endangered species management, fish and game management, and career opportunities.
Introduction to the principles of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) including the input, manipulation, analysis, and storage of geographic data and how GIS can be applied to environmental science surveys and research.

Recognizing Your Success

Learn how Certificates of Completion can lead to advancement in your company while also earning you credit toward your degree.

Earn Credit Toward Your Degree

The courses in these certificates of completion all carry college credit with them, so they can be applied to your undergraduate or graduate degree.

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