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Certificate Programs

The Department of Geography and Environmental Resources developed two Graduate Program Certificates that build the skills that are currently in demand by the US job market.  

Certificate in Sustainability

The Sustainability Certificate addresses the increasing demand for green jobs by providing an additional focus to a student's academic skills. 

"Whether they are called green jobs, sustainability jobs, or environmental jobs, the number of open positions within the sustainability field grows every day.  From engineer and analyst to manager and designer, existing and emerging careers in sustainable development cover a broad spectrum."  -- Peterson's

Certificate in GIS

The GIS Certificate increases a student's job market potential by adding geospatial techniques to their education.

"Esri software is used by more than 350,000 organizations worldwide, including most federal agencies and national mapping agencies, 45 of the top 50 petroleum companies, all 50 U.S. state health departments, most forestry companies, and more than 24,000 state and local governments. The result: high demand for professionals with GIS degrees."  -- Earth Imaging Journal