|Submission Date||Aug. 22, 2017|
Florida International University
AC-4: Graduate Program
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Office of University Sustainability
Does the institution offer at least one sustainability-focused major, degree program, or the equivalent for graduate students (I.e. an interdisciplinary academic program that concentrates on sustainability as an integrated concept)?:
Name of the sustainability-focused graduate-level degree program:
A brief description of the graduate-level degree program:
The Department offers an environmental studies graduate degree in a Master of Sciences in areas of environmental policy, natural resource science and management, and sustainable development, with particular focus on the South Florida region, the Caribbean Basin, and Latin America. An emphasis of the program is the cultural and political milieu in which environmental issues of the region are embedded. In addition, students may select a concentration in the regional geology of Southern Florida, the Caribbean, and Latin America, including problems related to the above-mentioned fields.
The website URL for the graduate-level degree program:
Name of the sustainability-focused, graduate-level degree program (2nd program):
A brief description of the graduate degree program (2nd program):
Offered by the Department of Earth and Environment, PSM-EPM focuses on diverse areas of environmental policy and management, including conservation biology, water resource management,public land management, and environmental analysis using GIS and statistical methods. Students will have access to state-of-the-art labs and instrumentation through their participation in handson workshops taught by expert faculty. Students will also have opportunities to interact with established environmental policy and management practitioners through guest speakers, classroom visits and field visits. PSM-EPM is ideal for current practitioners interested in career and leadership development, and for students looking to launch careers in the private and public sectors, international organizations and non-governmental organizations.
The website URL for the graduate degree program (2nd program):
Name of the sustainability-focused, graduate-level degree program (3rd program):
A brief description of the graduate degree program (3rd program):
Environmental engineers are the technical professionals who identify and design solutions for environmental problems affecting the quality of the air, water, and land. The impact of environmental problems on the quality of life has significantly expanded the job opportunities for environmental engineers, placing it among the fastest growing professional jobs, with a 54% projected increase in demand. The unique link between environmental quality and economic vitality has created a major market for qualified environmental professionals. This program is designed to expose graduate students to a wide range of knowledge on environmental engineering and on problem solving while encouraging them to pursue individual research interests.
The website URL for the graduate degree program (3rd program):
The name and website URLs of all other sustainability-focused graduate-level degree programs:
Master of Science program in Civil Engineering- https://cec.fiu.edu/civil-engineering/ms-civil-engineering/
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Civil Engineering- https://cec.fiu.edu/civil-engineering/phd-civil-engineering/
Master of Landscape Architecture- http://catalog.fiu.edu/2015_2016/graduate/College_of_Architecture_and_The_Arts/Graduate_Landscape_Architecture__Environmental_and_Urban_Design.pdf
Does the institution offer one or more graduate-level sustainability-focused minors, concentrations or certificates?:
Name of the graduate-level sustainability-focused minor, concentration or certificate:
A brief description of the graduate minor, concentration or certificate:
The goal of the Graduate Certificate in Water, Environment, and Development Studies is to provide students with a multidisciplinary education in the occurrence, characteristics, and management of water resources in South Florida and internationally. Students will learn about the natural occurrence and dynamics of surface and ground water, the key biological and chemical factors affecting water resource quality, and the fundamental linkages between water and development. The graduate certificate program promotes an integrated understanding of the theoretical and practical elements of water resources management.
The website URL for the graduate minor, concentration or certificate:
Name of the graduate-level sustainability-focused minor, concentration or certificate (2nd program):
A brief description of the graduate minor, concentration or certificate (2nd program):
This graduate certificate is an interdisciplinary program focused on various environmental issues that is analogous to the undergraduate Certificate in Environmental Studies. It is aimed primarily at graduate students in Politics and International Relations, Economics, and Global and Sociocultural Studies as well as those doing an environmental concentration or track in graduate programs in Tourism, Liberal Studies, Journalism, Education (particularly Parks and Recreation Management), and Latin American Studies. The Certificate Program provides an analytic basis for understanding local, regional and global environmental problems and their solutions.
The website URL for the graduate minor, concentration or certificate (2nd program):
Name of the graduate-level sustainability-focused minor, concentration or certificate (3rd program):
A brief description of the graduate minor, concentration or certificate (3rd program):
The Graduate Certificate in Geographic Information Systems provides students with an interdisciplinary background in GIS. The program consists primarily of graduate level courses in Geographic Information Systems with electives in related disciplines such as Biology, Civil Engineering, Environmental Studies, Geography, Geoscience, International Relations, Landscape Architecture, Sociology, Public Health, and Urban Planning. A Geographic Information System (GIS) is a set of computer hardware and software used to organize, manipulate, and analyze maps and spatial data. GIS is a rapidly developing technology that can be applied to many areas of the natural and social sciences. Applications areas include: Architecture, Engineering, Earth and Environmental Sciences, Economics, Sociology, Political Science, Public Health, and Urban Planning. There is an increasing demand for GIS specialists in the job market as a result of advancements in information technology, and the development of spatial/geographic database management programs.
The website URL for the graduate minor, concentration or certificate (3rd program):
The name and website URLs of all other graduate-level, sustainability-focused minors, concentrations and certificates:
Environmental & Natural Resources Law Certificate- https://law.fiu.edu/academics/curriculum/environmental-law-certificate/
Juris Doctor/Master of Science in Environmental Studies Joint Degree- https://law.fiu.edu/wp-content/uploads/sites/21/2014/08/JD-Master-of-Science-in-Environmental-Studies.pdf
Graduate Certificate in Sustainable Communities- http://catalog.fiu.edu/2011_2012/Graduate/College_of_Arts_and_Sciences/Graduate_College_of_Art_and_Sciences_Certificate_Programs.pdf
Graduate Certificate in Biodiversity Conservation and Management- http://catalog.fiu.edu/2011_2012/Graduate/College_of_Arts_and_Sciences/Graduate_College_of_Art_and_Sciences_Certificate_Programs.pdf
Professional Certificate in Sustainable Construction- http://catalog.fiu.edu/2015_2016/undergraduate/College_of_Architecture_and_The_Arts/Undergraduate_Architecture.pdf
Additional documentation to support the submission:
A list of all sustainability-focused academic programs can be found at: http://gogreen.fiu.edu/education/academics/programs/index.html
The information presented here is self-reported. While AASHE
staff review portions of all STARS reports and institutions are welcome to seek additional forms of review, the data in STARS reports are not verified by AASHE. If you believe any of this information is erroneous or inconsistent with credit criteria, please review the process for inquiring about the information reported by an institution and complete the Data Inquiry Form.
The information presented here is self-reported. While AASHE staff review portions of all STARS reports and institutions are welcome to seek additional forms of review, the data in STARS reports are not verified by AASHE. If you believe any of this information is erroneous or inconsistent with credit criteria, please review the process for inquiring about the information reported by an institution and complete the Data Inquiry Form.