GLOBES Certificate in Environment and Society

University of Notre Dame

Date Posted: April 20, 2016
Submitted by: Julian Dautremont-Smith
Sustainability Topic: Curriculum
Content Type: Academic Programs
Program Type: Graduate Certificate/Diploma


The GLOBES Certificate in Environment and Society trains students to devise and implement solutions to pressing environmental and global health problems. It is an interdisciplinary training program designed to complement and enhance a doctoral student's dissertation thesis research by integrating skill sets, methodologies, and knowledge from working in a secondary field of interest. It also involves leadership, communications, and policy training to explore key environmental challenges from different perspectives. The program is open to all Notre Dame students enrolled in doctoral and terminal masters degree programs.

Learning Outcomes

Learning goals for the GLOBES Certificate are to:

  • Develop communication skills and leadership capabilities within a strong ethics framework

  • Acquire expertise in a secondary field of interest to extend and complement primary dissertation research

  • Engage with diverse publics/agencies/policymakers concerned with challenges to the environment

  • Build professional resumes and enhance career opportunities with interdisciplinary research and education