Watershed Studies and Management Certificate

Binghamton University

Date Posted: Nov. 20, 2018
Submitted by: Claire Pope
Sustainability Topic: Curriculum
Content Type: Academic Programs
Program Type: Graduate Certificate/Diploma


The Graduate Certificate in Watershed Studies and Management offers graduate students working in a relevant disciplinary area an opportunity to receive special recognition for interdisciplinary work related to watersheds. At present, participating departments include Biological Sciences, Geological Sciences, and Geography. The purpose of the certificate is for those participating to achieve: (1) sound scientific understanding of the functioning of watersheds -- their hydrology, ecology, chemical cycling, and (2) sound understanding of anthropogenic factors that affect watersheds – that is, relationships between land use, zoning, and management decisions and watershed functioning. The certificate will provide graduate students experience in interdisciplinary, watershed-related work, while at the same time, developing their own disciplinary expertise.