The graduate certificate in Environmental Hazard Mitigation and Restoration is a unique blend of the disciplines of emergency and disaster management and environmental science and restoration. This online program introduces you to response and recovery functions, and restoration of damaged lands or habitat. You’ll also learn principles of ecological restoration in the post-disaster environment, and how to assess and navigate the complex relationships between societies and their use of natural resources.
This online certificate is intended for graduate students who want to expand their knowledge of environmental hazard mitigation and restoration without committing to a degree program.
In addition to the institutional and degree level learning objectives, graduates of this program are expected to achieve these learning outcomes:
- Define the principles of ecological restoration and hazard mitigation.
- Analyze the complex and dynamic interactions between humans and their environment.
- Explain the role of government policy at municipal, regional, national, and global levels to achieve sustainable natural disaster response and environmental mitigation.
- Apply theoretical concepts of emergency and disaster management planning to complex environmental problems and issues.
- Apply principles of ecological restoration in the post-disaster environment.
- Critically analyze complex and often competing social, environmental, and economic interests in developing hazard mitigation and restoration plans.