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.

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.


Environmental Policy


Climate Science Communication


Climate and Conservation Biology


Climate and Water Resources