2022-2023 Graduate Catalog 
    Sep 24, 2023  
2022-2023 Graduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Environmental Policy Certificate

Location(s): Brookings Main Campus

Program Coordinator/Contact

David Davis, Professor and Graduate Coordinator
Ness School of Management and Economics
Harding Hall

Program Information

The certificate in Environmental Policy provides knowledge and practical experience for students to have an advanced experience with environmental economics, environmental laws, and environmental risks and management. Individuals who complete this certificate will be well prepared to advance in their career paths in identifying issues relating to resource and environmental policy, oversight, and corporate or nonprofit management associated with Environment, Social, Governance (ESG) goals.  The certificate would benefit individuals in a variety of professional positions in agriculture, food, energy, government, military, policy making, environmental non-government organizations (NGOs), and nonprofit organizations.  Complete the graduate certificate as a stand-alone credential or stacked into the Professional Science (M.S.)  or Economics (M.S.) . Even better, it is available online, making it a great option for working professionals wishing to enhance their skills in a critical area.

Student Learning Outcomes

  • Understand and analyze the economic foundations of environmental and resource policy.
  • Understand and conduct economic analysis of contemporary environmental and resource issues.
  • Define and understand the legal foundations of environmental law, including various Acts.
  • Understand applied ecological principles.

Course Delivery Format

Courses will be delivered face-to-face and online.

Total Required Credits: 12

Additional Admission Requirements

TOEFL: 71 Internet-based
TOEFL Essentials: 7.5
IELTS: 6.0
Duolingo: 100

Please refer to the following for additional information: Graduate School Admissions

Additional Information

Students enrolled in SDSU certificate programs are not eligible for federal student financial aid. The non-federal alternative loan programs may be used for students meeting the lender criteria as found at www.sdstate.edu (search alternative loans). For further information, please contact the SDSU financial aid office at 605-688-4695 or finaid@sdstate.edu.