Program Overview

Michigan State University offers a graduate certificate in Conservation Criminology to both non-degree seeking students and those who are interested in taking this certificate curriculum as a part of a degree-seeking program. Participants in this program will learn about eliminating key environmental risks by promoting this activity through risk communication, education, and other mediums. Students will also explore environmental risks through disciplinary theories, tools, and various other methods. Ways to control environmental risk include enforcement, regulation, and compliance strategies such as education.

Students will participate in the following courses: Environmental Risk Perception and Decision Making, Corporate Environmental Crime and Risk, and Global Risks, Conversation, and Criminology. This program is offered completely online, so students may complete the courses at their own pace while still taking care of family and/or working a full-time career. The main focus of this program is to promote creative thinking about harm to and from the environment, as well as the cause and extent of these harms. Students will learn how the human population can minimize or adapt to environmental risks.

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    Program Details

    Degree Level: Certificate

    Delivery Format: 100% Online

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    Accreditation & Licensing

    North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission

    Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools

    School Overview

    Founded in 1855 as the Agricultural College of the State of Michigan, Michigan State University is the first land-grant university in the country and was originally an agricultural college. In 1861, the university changed its name to the State Agricultural College. Throughout the 20th century, the university experienced a time of great expansion. The then agricultural college began to build programs in education, business, medicine and many other areas of study becoming more than just an agricultural institution. In 1964, the university changed its name to its current designation of Michigan State University. 

    Michigan State University offers degrees at the bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral level as well as post-secondary certificates from 17 colleges and schools. Select academic programs are offered partially or totally online while others may be completed at off-campus locations across the state of Michigan.


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