College of Engineering, Forestry, and Natural Sciences2014-2015
School of Earth Sciences and Environmental Sustainability
Climate Science and Solutions, Master of Science
Around the core curriculum of climate science and economics, topics in environmental sustainability, and greenhouse gas science and management, you will select electives to create an emphasis oriented toward your interests in engineering, policy, or economic approaches to climate solutions. A key component of the program is the summer internship that will provide you with professional development through on-site direct experiences with a private firm, government agency, or non-governmental organization that works in the carbon management and market sector.
What Can I Do with a Master of Science in Climate Science and Solutions?
Our program will educate you on the science of climate change, and the policy, economics, and technology of climate change mitigation. You will select electives to create an emphasis oriented toward your interests in biological, engineering, policy, or economic approaches to climate solutions. The program also offers internships that will provide you with professional development through on-site direct experience with a private firm, NGO, or government agency working in climate change mitigation and adaptation.
Career opportunities that might be pursued:
With further education, one of these paths is possible:
- Policy analyst
- Research assistant
- Climate change analyst
- Carbon offset project designer
To receive a master’s degree at Northern Arizona University, you must complete a planned group of courses from one or more subject areas, consisting of at least 30 units of graduate-level courses. (Many master’s degree programs require more than 30 units.)
You must additionally complete:
- All requirements for your specific academic plan(s). This may include a thesis.
- All graduate work with a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.0.
- All work toward the master’s degree must be completed within six consecutive years. The six years begins with the semester and year of admission to the program.
In addition to University Requirements:
- Complete individual plan requirements.
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|Additional Admission Requirements||Admission requirements over and above admission to NAU are required.|
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Additional Admission Requirements
- Admission requirements over and above admission to NAU are required.
- NAU Graduate Online application is required for all programs. Details on admission requirements are included in the online application.
- Undergraduate degree from a regionally accredited institution
- Grade Point Average (GPA) of 3.00 (scale is 4.00 = "A"), or the equivalent.
- Admission to many graduate programs is on a competitive basis, and programs may have higher standards than those established by the Graduate College.
- For details on graduate admission policies, please visit the Graduate Admissions Policy
- International applicants have additional admission requirements. Please see the International Graduate Admissions Policy
Individual program admission requirements include:
- 3 letters of recommendation
- Personal statement or essay
- Resume or curriculum vitae
Take the following 36 units:ENV 675 three times for a total of 6 units.
The Program Core (18 Units)
The Track (12 units)
Select courses from the following list in consultation with graduate advisors:
- BIO 426C, BIO 479, BIO 578
- CENE 502, CENE 540, CENE 543, CENE 562, CENE 568
- ENV 530, ENV 550, ENV 555, ENV 571, ENV 596, ENV 650
- FOR 500, FOR 504, FOR 563, FOR 565, FOR 580, FOR 582, FOR 633
- GLG 575, GLG 670
- ME 451, ME 535
- POS 659
- STA 570, STA 571
- ENV 608 (6 units)
A maximum of two courses, up to 6 units, may be at the 400-level.
Be aware that some courses may have prerequisites that you must also take. For prerequisite information click on the course or see your advisor.
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