Natural Resource Management (Certificate)
For organizations that plan or regulate the use of natural resources, they require leaders who understand the nuances of these resources and the impact they have on the quality of life for both present and future generations. Expand and enhance your knowledge of natural resources, water management, zoning, forestry, mining, and land use in this certificate designed to advance your managerial career in the area of natural resources. You will learn:
- Ecological impact and environmental issues
- Organizational leadership and management
- Communication techniques
- Protection and use of natural resources
Credits earned through this graduate certificate may apply toward a master's degree in Environmental Policy and Management.
For more information about our graduation rates, the median debt of students who have completed the program, and other important information, please visit our website at http://www.du.edu/learn/certificates/disclosure/epm.html
The graduate Certificate of Advanced Study in Natural Resource Management requires completion of 24 credit hours (6 courses).
Concentration courses allow students to focus on a specific professional area within the larger industry sector in which they are working or wish to work, and master the skills needed to excel in that area.
- EPM 4108 - Impacts of Recreational Use
- EPM 4120 - Intro to Natural Resource Mgmt
- EPM 4220 - Endangered Species & Wildlife
- EPM 4390 - Environmental Policy Analysis
Electives may be chosen from among all courses in Environmental Policy And Management programs. You may also select courses from other University College graduate programs with approval from the academic director.
Your academic advisor will help you select electives that align with your career and personal goals, and your advisor will obtain any necessary approvals from the academic director.
Popular electives for students pursuing Environmental Policy And Management programs include:
- EPM 4002 - Integrated Environmental Systems
- EPM 4140 - NEPA
- EPM 4236 - Nuclear & Hydrogen Energy
- EPM 4460 - Land and Visual Resources
- EPM 4980 - Internship
Additional Elective courses available, please Design your custom plan for elective courses
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Careers in Natural Resource Management Certificate
Natural Resource Manager, Urban and Community Forester, Environmental Education Specialist, Outdoor Coordinator, Forestry Technician, Restorationist, Conservationist, Field Director, Research Coordinator.
Management, research, advocacy, coordination, education, outdoor work, writing, budgeting.
Natural resource management has become more interdisciplinary, with mangers needing to comprehend the impact other environmental sectors have on the field, especially environmental policy and health and safety concerns. Careers in this area are moving toward cities, as there is an increased emphasis on urbanized natural resources. Opportunities for jobs and collaboration can be found in government, transportation departments, engineering companies, consulting firms, or freelance work.
Careers In Environmental Policy and Management
The future is bright!
Environmental job openings are expected to soar within the next decade, with projections as high as 19% job growth for environmental science positions by 2020, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Careers for environmental specialists will likely be found in prosperous, rapidly growing cities and communities-hello, Denver! Clean energy projects are driving the economic recovery in the United States, with green business especially booming in the Southeast. Clean energy projects are popping up across the country, primarily in California, North Carolina, Florida, and Michigan. Start your career search for environmental-focused employment at any level of government, manufacturing companies, emergency services, service industries, or commercial businesses.
Stay ahead of the curve.
The vast majority of employers within the field of environmental science prefer candidates who hold a relevant master's degree, or a bachelor's degree with a certificate. Keep an eye on alternative energies, such as wind and solar energy, plus jobs that focus on efficient energy management. With the world more attuned to green living, the job market will likely focus on improving sustainability and natural resource management. Job creation in the clean energy and clean transportation sectors are booming across the United States, with more than 110,000 new jobs in those sectors created in 2012. Going green never looked better!
Where are they now?
University College alumni who graduated with a master's degree in environmental policy and management hold job titles such as Safety Director, Environmental Education Coordinator, Senior Environmental Scientist, Environmental Protection Specialist, Watershed Coordinator, Natural Resource Manager, Forester, and Environmental Compliance Engineer in companies and organizations such as Proctor and Gamble, Kinder Morgan, US Forest Service, US Army Corps of Engineers, NASA, and Colorado Conservation Trust.
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