NJIT will launch this fall a new 12-credit graduate certificate in sustainability policy and environmental management. The program will require students to complete four courses. Maurie Cohen, PhD, associate professor, in the department of chemistry and environmental science, will be the program coordinator.
The curriculum will be delivered through NJIT’s Division of Continuing and Professional Education in conjunction with the Graduate Program in Environmental Policy Studies. Students will have the option to customize their study plans from a menu of courses that will include sustainability politics and policy, environmental economics and management, environmental communication, environmental law, industrial ecology, and global environmental problems.
Several courses will be taught online to accommodate the needs of students who may not be able to travel to the university’s Newark campus on a regular basis. It will be possible to complete the program exclusively by enrolling in online options.
“This is an ideal program for students who want to explore what the major challenges of the 21st century: global climate change, fresh water availability, and resource scarcity,” said Cohen. “As much as we might like them to disappear, these problems are not going to go away. They will in coming decades have profound impacts on the lives of people not only in the United States but in virtually every corner of the planet.”