Graduate Catalog
2017-2018
 
Policies, Procedures, Academic Programs
Environmental Politics & Policy
PEPC
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Political Science (0130) Major Williams Hall Room 531 220 Stanger Street
Blacksburg, VA 24061
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540/231-6572

Certificate Overview

This graduate certificate in Environmental Politics and Policy targets non-degree-seeking students and students in the Virginia Tech MA program in Political Science who wish to demonstrate special competence in environmental politics and policy. This certificate program responds to an existing demand by degree-seeking and non-degree students, studying on campus or through on-line courses. It will recognize coursework that students have taken that focuses on developing a foundation in environmental politics and policy.
How to Apply:
Fill out the online application for participation in the certificate program.
Upon processing of the application, you will be contacted
with information about the submission of additional
required materials. Thank you for your interest.

Admission Requirements

Applications for the Graduate Certificate in Environmental Politics and Policy will be considered from students enrolled in a graduate degree program at Virginia Tech and from non-degree and Commonwealth Campus students who have undergraduate degrees.  Certificates will be awarded upon application for the certificate and application for certificate conferral once course requirements have been completed.

Course Requirements

The certificate requires successful completion of a total of twelve credit hours, of which 9 credits are required courses and 3 are elective. Students need to receive a grade of B or better in each course to receive the certificate. Students will not be allowed to retake a course for a better grade if they receive below a B. All courses are for 3 credit hours. All students must complete:

* PSCI 5214 Contemporary Political Theory or PSCI 5115 Research Methods I and
* PSCI 5364 Public Ecology
* PSCI 5584 Environmental Politics and Policy

In addition, students must complete at least 3 credit hours from the following:

* PSCI 5354 Public Policy Analysis
* PSCI 5414 Industrial Democracies
* PSCI 5434 Politics of Developing Areas
* PSCI 5314 Legislative Branch
* PSCI 5324 Executive Branch
* PSCI 5334 Judicial Branch