Elective Courses

Elective Focus Areas (minimum of 6 credits)

Potential focal areas and potential electives are included below. Classes can be mixed to accommodate student career interests. Electives are not limited to the classes outlined in this page. You can browse the course catalog for topics more relevant to your field of interest.

Special Topics 2024

  • MEA 591: Interdisciplinary: Innovation in the Blue Economy
  • PRT 550: Human Behavior and the Environment
  • PSC 550: Fundamentals of Citizen Science and Other Participatory Research Methods
  • COM 566/798: Seminar in Crisis Communication

Disaster Resilient Policy, Engineering and Design Certificate

  •  LAR 552: Survey of Natural Hazards and Disasters (3 credits-taught each Fall)
  •  LAR 607: Natural Hazards, Disasters and Climate Change Adaptation Lecture Series (1 credit-taught each Spring)
  •  LAR 554: Disaster Resilient Policy, Engineering and Design (3 credits-taught each Spring).

Geographic Information Systems
GIS Certificate: 12 credit hours including GIS 510, GIS 520 and 6 elective credits.

Environmental Assessment
EA Certificate: 12 credit hours including credits below and GIS 510.

Renewable Energy 

Environmental Policy

Climate Science Communication

Climate and Conservation Biology

Climate and Water Resources