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Students who choose the Master of Science Degree in Environmental Management often wish to make an impact on today’s society and wish to acquire the knowledge they need to improve global sustainability. Environmental management is a growing field due to the growing concern with how society is effecting the global climate change. Individuals who work in this field should understand that change starts with those who are conscious of these issues and able to facilitate change in organizations and businesses. Identifying environmental risk is one of the major steps to providing solutions for change. Through the master’s degree curriculum, participants will be able to use research to clearly assess risks and solutions that may be presented to businesses and organizations.
The Environmental Management degree requires students to complete a total of 36 credit hours. Students will explore topics such as environmental science, project management, law, and more through the curriculum. A thorough understanding of the history of the environment and its current state is crucial to the understanding of the negative effects that society presses on it. Project management skills may be utilized in settings where individuals may be leading organizational change regarding sustainability. Management of land, water, waste, pollution, and air quality is a large part of the curriculum and knowledge that will be heavily utilized in the field. Through these courses, students may turn their passion about the environment into a degree that will allow them to carry out their goals.
Graduates may work in areas of policy, education, management, consulting and much more within businesses, organizations, or governmental agencies. Students have the potential to manage sustainability projects, educate others regarding environmental issues, or advocate for change in the political arena.
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