Heidi Hausermann

Graduate Certificate Director

Cook Office Building, Room 211

Human Dimensions of Environmental Change Graduate Certificate Program


Featuring: faculty and students from Agricultural Economics, Anthropology, Ecology and Evolution, Environmental Sciences, Geography, History, Landscape Architecture, Marine Sciences, Nutritional Sciences, Sociology, Urban Policy and Planning, and other graduate programs at the Faculty of Arts and Sciences and School of Environmental and Biological Sciences.

The Department of Human Ecology coordinates an interdisciplinary graduate certificate on human dimensions of environmental change. A collaboration among faculty from several graduate programs, the certificate program allows students to examine the political, cultural, economic, historical, and other human dimensions of environmental change while carrying out studies an existing graduate program. The program is designed to help graduate students access theoretical perspectives, skills, and/or other resources provided by various outstanding programs and departments at Rutgers while simultaneously creating spaces for interdisciplinary interaction.

Students must fulfill the following requirements for the certificate:

1. At least one course outside the major.

In addition to coursework in their own program, students must complete one course in a participating program outside their major. While students should check with the Graduate Director for a current list, courses offered in the past include:

Anthropology of Development

Environmental Sociology

Coastal Geomorphology

Fundamental Concepts of Environmental Science I, II

Colloquium in Environmental History

Hazardous Waste Management

Conservation Ecology

Legal Aspects of Environmental Planning

Earth System Science

Maritime Anthropology

Ecological Anthropology

Modeling of Climate Change

Ecological Aspects of Global Change

Natural Hazards Management

Ecological Risk

Natural Resource Management

Environmental Anthropology

Principles of Solid Waste Management & Treatment

Environmental and Resource Economics

Problems in Human Ecology

Environmental Law & Policy

Seminar in Ecological Anthropology

Environmental Management

Seminar in Environmental History

Environmental Management and Planning

Sociology of Risk

Environmental Models

2.  Seminar on Human Dimensions of Environmental Change (16:378:501) 

Multidisciplinary survey on human dimensions of environmental problems and a full range of approaches/theories used to study these problems.

3.  Topics Seminar (16:378:502) 

This course focuses on a particular issue vis-à-vis human dimensions of environmental change such as development practice, ecological modeling, or climate change. Please consult the Graduate Director for current course offerings.

For more information about the Certificate Program in Human Dimensions of Environmental Change, or a list of participating faculty, contact the Graduate Program Director. 

For questions concerning admission for graduate study, or for application materials and information, please contact the Office of Graduate Admissions: 
web: http://gradstudy.rutgers.edu 
email: gradadm@rci.rutgers.edu 
phone: 732.932.7711 

  1. Rutgers
  2. New Brunswick
Department of Human Ecology