The Master of Environmental Management (MEM) degree teaches students how to analyze and manage natural environments for human benefit and ecosystem health. MEM Students choose one specialized concentration for study (concentration descriptions below):
Coastal Environmental Management (CEM)
The specific aim of the Coastal Environmental Management (CEM) program is to train scientifically informed professionals to fill coastal policy and management, research, or advocacy positions in federal and state agencies, industry, consulting firms, and nonprofit organizations.
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Ecosystem Science and Conservation (ESC)
The Ecosystem Science and Conservation (ESC) program area focuses on the natural science, policy, and management issues that relate to the stewardship of our natural resources. The defining feature of the program is a two-dimensional structure, consisting of a focal Concentration Area and an Approach.
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Ecotoxicology and Environmental Health (EEH)
The Ecotoxicology and Environmental Health (EEH) emphasizes interactions among human/environmental health and ecological processes. Graduates of the program have the skills to become analysts or consultants for private industry and public agencies that deal with health effects and environmental issues.
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Energy and Environment (EE)
The Energy and Environment (EE) program aims to provide students with the skills and knowledge necessary to effectively address energy and environmental challenges. Students who pursue the Energy and Environment program area will be well prepared for positions in the corporate, government and non-government sectors.
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Environmental Economics and Policy (EEP)
The Environmental Economics and Policy (EEP) program is designed to train decision-makers, those who offer them expert advice, and those who try to influence policy through the political process.
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Global Environmental Change (GEC)
The Global Environmental Change (GEC) program provides an integrated package of fundamental environmental science, analytical skills, and management and policy training. The program is designed to provide the necessary background for a student to develop a career in public, private, or nonprofit sectors, or to pursue further studies in environmental science and policy.
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Water Resources Management (WRM)
The program in Water Resources Management (WRM) enables students to understand the natural and social dimensions of water resources including biophysical processes, policy constraints, business opportunities, and economic realities. Graduates of the program will acquire the skills required to practice as analysts or consultants for employers engaged in managing and protecting water resources.
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