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Advanced Graduate Certificate Program in
Environmental Management

This 18-credit program is designed for professionals who confront the complex problems and issues related to environmental management. It provides the educational background necessary to make informed decisions on often controversial matters. This certificate is especially important for those who consider access to the most current expertise in environmental management essential to working effectively in their careers or public service activities. It is structured to meet the immediate demands for sustainable solutions and the more long-range goal of promoting the environmental and economic welfare of the region. The program is offered in collaboration with Stony Brook's world-renowned School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences. This advanced graduate certificate articulates with the Master of Arts in Liberal Studies and the Master of Professional Studies through SPD as well as the master's degree in Marine Environmental Sciences.

Course of Study
This certificate program consists of 6 three-credit courses, distributed among the areas listed below. Credit requirements are indicated for each area.

Core Requirement - 6 credits
CEY 501/MAR 514 Environmental Management
CEY 503/MAR 536 Environmental Law and Regulations

Area Courses — 12 credits (at least 3 credits must be selected from Area C)

Area C Courses — A minimum of 3 credits must come from Area C
CEB 505 History of Long Island Environment (Spring only)
CEY 507/MAR 521 Long Island's Groundwater (Spring only)*
CEY 512/MAR 512 Marine Pollution (Fall only)
CEY 557/MAR 557 Introduction to Risk Assessment and Management (Fall only)

Area D Courses
CEY 508 Living with Radiation (Fall only)*
CEY 509/MAR 525 Environment and Public Health (Spring only)
CEY 525 Ocean Stewardship: Global Science, Local Issues (Spring only)*
CEY 594/EST 594 Diagnosis of Environmental Disputes (Fall only)

Other Courses — These courses are occasionally scheduled
CEY 597/EST 597 Waste Management: Systems and Principles (Area D)
EST 542 Waste and Wastewater Engineering Practices (Area D)
EST 595 Principles of Environmental Systems Analysis (Area C)

*Courses with an asterisk are only offered online.

Timeline
All certificate requirements must be completed within three (3) years from the semester date of admission as a matriculated student.

NOTE: When a student is admitted or readmitted to an SPD degree or certificate program, students may petition SPD to have Stony Brook University graduate level courses that are older than five (5) years, and no older than 10 years, individually evaluated by the appropriate academic department/faculty to determine if the credits may be applied toward current SPD degree/certificate requirements. Grades in such courses must be "B" or better. (B- grades are ineligible for review.) For transfer credits from external institutions, please see guidelines at: www.stonybrook.edu/spd/assets/pdf/transferform.pdf (PDF).


Tuition and Fee Information

Tuition and fee information is published on the Bursar's website. This program is eligible for financial aid. View the mandated Gainful Employment Disclosure Information.


How to Apply
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Contact Information

For academic questions, please contact:

Dr. Larry Swanson, Associate Dean
School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences
Telephone: 631-632-8704
Email: LSwanson@notes.cc.sunysb.edu

For admission and advisement questions, contact SPD at 631.632.7050 (option 1) or spd@stonybrook.edu.


Statement of Student Responsibility
Students themselves—whether new, returning, or continuing—are responsible for reviewing, understanding, and adhering to their degree and/or certificate program requirements. (SPD’s non-matriculating [non-degree] graduate students [GSP] are responsible for adhering to the guidelines related to non-matriculated status.) All SPD students are responsible for reviewing, understanding, and complying with University and SPD regulations, policies, and procedures, as described in all official publications, the University website, and the SPD website, including, but not limited to, SPD’s online references, the SPD Bulletin and SPD Academic Calendar.

 

 

 

 

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Contact Information

For academic questions, please contact:

Dr. Larry Swanson, Associate Dean
School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences
Telephone: 631-632-8704
Email: Larry.Swanson@stonybrook.edu

For admission and advisement questions, contact SPD at 631.632.7050 (option 1) or spd@stonybrook.edu.

 

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