Programs tagged with "climate change" (27 programs)

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Environmental and Sustainability Studies

Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Worcester, MA

If you’re concerned about the consequences of human production and consumption on environmental sustainability, you’re not alone. The effects include pollution, impact on biological diversity, climate change, and sustainability issues. At WPI, you can follow your passion for the planet locally, nationally, and globally and engage in community issues while promoting civic responsibility – all while earning your bachelor of arts degree. [Read More]

Major in Sustainable Food and Farming

UMass Amherst
Amherst, MA

The Stockbridge School of Agriculture at UMass Amherst offers an undergraduate program leading to a BS in the Plant, Soil & Insect Sciences major with a concentration Sustainable Food & Farming. [Read More]

Certificate in Sustainable Food and Farming

UMass Amherst - Continuing and Professional Education
Hadley, MA

Sustainable agriculture has been proposed by the United Nations, and the Worldwatch Institute as a way to increase global access to food while also reducing environmental degradation caused by industrial farming methods. Peak oil expert, Richard Heinberg, has suggested that we need 50 million farmers (including backyard gardeners, small organic farms, CSA’s, and large commercial farms) in the U.S. to respond to rapidly diminishing supplies of easily accessible fossil fuel. [Read More]

Physical Geography

Boston University
Boston, MA

Physical geography is the study of natural systems and cycles that interact within the Earth’s life layer where land and oceans meet the atmosphere. The concentration in Physical Geography has been structured to provide students with a strong background in the natural sciences and expertise in three main topical areas of physical geography: 1) vegetation science, 2) hydrology, 3) climate. The program emphasizes the application of advanced information technology to geographical analysis with courses in geographical information systems (GIS) and remote sensing. [Read More]

How To Green Your Business and Other Organizations

UMass Boston
Boston, MA

Businesses and institutions improve their environmental performance to reduce costs, attract customers, and help sustain our ecosystem. This program provides you with the background and understanding necessary to achieve these goals. [Read More]

Earth Sciences – Environmental Geoscience Concentration

Bridgewater State University
Bridgewater, MA

This concentration is designed to provide students with a fundamental understanding of earth processes as well as the specific tools they will employ as environmental geoscience professionals. Career opportunities for graduates exist in federal, state and local government service, industry and environmental studies both with regulatory agencies and consulting firms. [Read More]

Environmental Studies

Wellesley College
Wellesley, MA

Environmental studies is an interdisciplinary program at Wellesley College. It trains students to address pressing issues, such as the biodiversity crisis, the collapse of oceanic fisheries, toxic waste disposal, global climate change, green building design, and the inequities and causes of environmental degradation. Through course work, field trips, internships, and directed research, students develop the knowledge and skills needed to study, understand, and address contemporary environmental challenges at the local, national, and international level.

Sustainability Studies Degree Option

Holyoke Community College
Holyoke, MA

The Sustainability Studies Degree Option prepares students to pursue careers in sustainable living, in fields such as health and safety, energy and climate change, environmental research and engineering, public policy and law, resource conservation, corporate social responsibility, urban planning, advocacy and political science. [Read More]

Environmental Health Program

UMass Lowell
Lowell, MA

The Bachelor of Science degree in Environmental Health offers students a high caliber education in environmental health with leading faculty in their fields, at a university with a strong commitment to regional health and sustainable development. While the practice of environmental health has a long history in sanitation, water quality and food safety, the field is rapidly evolving and expanding as scientists better understand the complex links between exposures to chemicals, radiation, pathogens, climate change and ecosystem damage and human health. Given this rapid evolution, it is an exciting time to be an environmental health practitioner and the opportunities for applying environmental health knowledge for prevention at the local, regional, national and global levels are endless. [Read More]

Sustainability: Principles and Practice

Massachusets Institute of Technology
Cambridge, MA

This program will introduce participants to the goals, principles, and practical applications of sustainability. Many organizations, companies, and institutions are increasingly interested in conducting their activities while becoming more sensitive to environmental, social, and other concerns over a longer-term future. Sustainability has many definitions, and includes environmental, social, and economic dimensions. In this course, participants will examine the major environmental issues and trends happening in modern society from a scientific and practical perspective, including energy and resource use, pollution, climate change, water, and population. [Read More]