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Program/Degree
Connecting Environmental Science and Decision Making (Certificate NDP)  
Program Description

The CESD Certificate Program is designed to train students to effectively work at the interface between environmental science and decision making. The overall goal of the program is to help students develop into professionals who are comfortable working with both scientific and decision-making communities in a variety of capacities.

Through an approach that includes course work and an internship, CESD students:

  • Develop a foundation in the theoretical basis of the interface between science and decision making.
  • Critically examine, evaluate, and practice methods of engagement between scientists and decision makers, including the evaluation of decision-making contexts, the role of science in informing policy, and effective approaches for communicating science to a broad range of audiences.
  • Acquire expertise in methods and skills needed for research that incorporates science-decision making interactions, solicits and incorporates stakeholders' feedback, and evaluates the effectiveness of interactions, collaborations, and decision-making impacts.

Because the problems and challenges that lie at the interface between science and decision making cross disciplinary boundaries, the program is designed for both physical and social science students. CESD targets students interested in serving as trusted bridges between environmental research and resource management, who have backgrounds and interests that range from geography, ecology, and geosciences to political science and planning, and more. A wide range of academic departments and programs are represented in the CESD program, including Agricultural Education, Anthropology, Communications, Geography and Development, Journalism, Management and Organizations, Public Health, Soil Water and Environmental Science, and Wildlife and Fisheries Science.

The CESD program is for graduate students and professionals who have earned a bachelor's degree. For additional application information, see Applying to the Program. For more information on the curriculum, internship, advising, and program FAQs, please use the links at the top of this page, or contact the program's Faculty Coordinator, Connie Woodhouse

 
Department/Academic Unit(s)

School of Geography and Development -

Graduate students in the School of Geography and Development (SGD) benefit from the broad range of faculty expertise and strong links to interdisciplinary research centers across campus. Our work spans the discipline, from physical geography (climate science, dendrochronology, remote sensing, spatial science), to human-environment (political ecology, water policy, climate change) to human geography (development, state theory). Our shared commitment to collaboration and community makes for a lively and engaged department.

SGD offers M.A. and Ph.D. degrees, two professional master’s degrees, and participates in several graduate certificate programs

 
College
College of Social & Behavioral Sciences  
Campus where offered
Main Campus - Tucson  
Contacts
Admissions Contact
Elizabeth S Cordova
520-621-7486
Graduate Program Coordinator
Elizabeth S Cordova
520-621-7486
Director of Graduate Studies
Connie A Woodhouse
520-626-0235
Graduate College Degree Counselor
Christina M Inocencio
520-621-3484
 
Tuition and Fees
Please refer to the UA Bursar's Office Tuition and Fees Calculator for up-to-date information about tuition and fees. 
Please refer to the UA Registrar's's Office Special Course Fees for up-to-date information about special course fees. 

Admissions Information

Admissions Requirements

Letter of interest
Letter of reference

 
Standardized Tests

Required test(s):
Recommended tests:

Minimum TOEFL: 550
Minimum IELTS: 7

 
Financial Aid

N/A

 
Admissions Deadlines

 

 
International Conditional Admission
International applicants will not be considered for conditional admission by this program.
Other Information
The GRE Institution Code for The University of Arizona is 4832

Degree Specifics

Degree Requirements

Minumum credits: 15
Core coursework: See website: cesd.arizona.edu
Language requirements:
Other requirements: Internship

 
Minor Requirements
The Academic Unit has not provided this information. 
Student Handbook
http://geography.arizona.edu/content/grad-resources  
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Last revised 27 Jun 2014