Are you interesting in understanding how science is integrated into resource management and policy issues? Would you like to gain skills needed to work at the intersection between science and decision making? Does the idea of finding ways that your science could be used by stakeholders appeal to you?
If so, the Graduate Certificate in Connecting Environmental Science and Decision Making (CESD) could be for you.
The CESD Certificate Program is designed to train students to effectively work at the interface between environmental science and decision making. The overall goal of the program is to help students develop into professionals who are comfortable working with both scientific and decision-making communities in a variety of capacities.
Through an approach that includes course work and an internship, CESD students:
Because the problems and challenges that lie at the interface between science and decision making cross disciplinary boundaries, the program is designed for both physical and social science students. CESD targets students interested in serving as trusted bridges between environmental research and resource management, who have backgrounds and interests that range from geography, ecology, and geosciences to political science and planning, and more. A wide range of academic departments and programs are represented in the CESD program, including Agricultural Education, Anthropology, Communications, Geography and Development, Journalism, Management and Organizations, Public Health, Soil Water and Environmental Science, and Wildlife and Fisheries Science.
The CESD program is for graduate students and professionals who have earned a bachelor's degree. For additional application information, see Applying to the Program. For more information on the curriculum, internship, advising, and program FAQs, please use the links at the top of this page, or contact the program's Faculty Coordinator, Connie Woodhouse.