Earth Resources, Certificate

(Code 160-603) 

Advisor: K. Syverson (Geology).

The Department of Geology administers an Earth Resources certificate.  This certificate provides non-Geology majors with core science, policy, and communication skills to better understand complex environmental issues involving mineral and water extraction and usage.  The certificate would be ideal for Business, Communication, Economics, Geography, Journalism, Political Science, and Integrated Strategic Communication: Public Relations majors who might need to communicate with scientists, engineers, politicians, and advocacy groups about environmental issues.

Sixteen credits required16
Required Core (10 crs):
GEOL 301Earth Resources3
GEOL 308Water Resources3
BIOL 338Vegetation Ecology4
Communication Skills (choose one of the following):3
Fundamentals of Human Communication
Beginning Journalism
Introduction to Organizational Communication
Introduction to Integrated Strategic Communication
Policy and Ethics (choose one of the following):3
Environmental Economics
U.S. Environmental and Sustainability Policy
Environmental Ethics

Note:  Students cannot pursue the Geology major and the Earth Resources certificate to meet graduate requirements for completing a first and second degree program.