Environmental and Communication Leadership (Graduate Certificate)  (Certificate)

Program Description

Scientists must go beyond publishing in journals if they want their research to be relevant to society. However, academic training rarely covers how to communicate with the press, the public, policymakers and other relevant stakeholders.

This certificate program in environmental communication and leadership gives graduate students in environmental disciplines the important leadership and communication skills needed to increase their influence and reach above and beyond academia.

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At a Glance: program details

  • Location: Downtown, Polytechnic, Tempe, or West

Program Requirements

Applicants must fulfill the requirements of both the Graduate College and The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.

Applicants are eligible to apply to the program if they have earned a bachelor's or master's degree, in any field, from a regionally accredited institution.

Applicants must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.00 (scale is 4.00 = "A") in the last 60 hours of their first bachelor's degree program, or applicants must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.00 (scale is 4.00 = "A") in an applicable master's degree program.

All applicants must submit:
  • graduate admission application and application fee
  • official transcripts
  • proof of English proficiency

Enrollment Requirements

15 credit hours

Required Core (3)
  • BIO 578 Environmental Leadership and Communication (3)
Electives (12)
  • policy and management (3)
  • communication (3)
  • leadership (3)
  • open elective (3)
Additional Curriculum Information

Students must choose three credit hours from each of the three categories with approval of the School of Life Sciences. If a student takes a course for fewer than three credit hours, the student must take more than one course in that category to meet the three credit hour requirement. Students should contact the School of Life Sciences for a complete list of courses.

Students choose one three credit hour elective course from any of the three categories above. Students should note that only three credit hours of approved 400 level coursework can appear on the plan of study.

Program Contact Information

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