Certificate in Sustainable Communities
The Graduate Certificate in Sustainable Communities offers students an introduction to the theoretical and methodological tools necessary to critique and conduct research on society/environment interactions. The objective of the certificate is to prepare students to participate in current environmental debates, whether through scholarship and teaching, non academic professional activities or activism. The certificate requires eighteen credits of interdisciplinary courses. This certificate will appeal to an interdisciplinary graduate student population at FIU drawing students from Arts and Sciences, as well as other schools and colleges (as reflected in the requirements below). In particular, the certificate will aid students interested in natural resource management and conservation, regional and urban planning, as well as domestic and international development and policy issues. The certificate will serve students interested in pursuing careers in local, national and international government and non-governmental organizations, as well as academic careers.