Environmental Hazard Management - Certificate

Environmental Hazard Management (EHM) is an interdisciplinary graduate certificate program that provides students with an understanding of the interrelationship between the built, social, and natural environment and extreme events. The EHM certificate, housed in the Hazard Reduction & Recovery Center in the College of Architecture, is open to students from any graduate degree program at Texas A&M University. The core courses provide a basic understanding of the entire range of issues related to environmental hazards, across mitigation, preparedness, response, recovery, and resilience. Specifically, these courses address basic theory, empirical research, and practical application related to both natural and technological hazards impacts and management. The courses also address the implications of disaster research for policy and planning at the household, organizational, community, regional, state, federal, and international levels.

This certificate is appropriate for graduate students who want to contribute to making communities more resilient to disasters and climate change. Students who complete the certificate will be able to interpret risk and vulnerability information, identify priorities, and analyze elements of disasters and/or disaster management to generate innovative, appropriate responses to community challenges. Students who complete the certificate are prepared to work in the fields of planning, policy, disaster research, hazard planning, disaster relief and recovery programming, and emergency management.

PLAN 647Disaster Recovery and Hazard Mitigation3
Select two of the following:6
Environmental Health Policy and Planning
Concepts in Ecological Planning and Design
Problems of Environmental Planning Administration
Planning for Coastal Sustainability and Resiliency
Organizational and Community Response to Crises and Disasters
Disaster Response Planning
Special Topics in... (must be a hazard/disaster related special topic course)
Select two of the following: 16
Climate Change
Crisis Communication
Sustainable Construction
Environmental Risk Assessment
Infrastructure Engineering and Management
Water-Energy-Food Nexus: Toward a Sustainable Resource Management
Dynamic Loads and Structural Behavior
Water Resources Engineering Planning and Management
Design of Structures for Hazardous Environmental Loads
Environmental Remediation of Contaminated Sites
Terrestrial Ecosystems and Global Change
Fire and Natural Resources Management
Ecological Restoration of Wetland and Riparian Systems
Coastal Processes and Ecosystem Management
Wildland Watershed Management
Landscape Analysis and Modeling 2
Applied Spatial Statistics 2
Applied Climatology
Urban Geography
Human Impact on the Environment
Land-Use and Land-Cover Change
Landscape Ecology
Hydrology and Environment
Applications in GIS 2
GIS-Based Spatial Analysis and Modeling 2
GIS Programming 2
River Restoration
Applied Epidemiology
Environmental Health
Community and Public Health
Social Ecology and Global Health
Health of Refugees and Displaced Populations
Great Famines, War and Disaster Response
Environmental Law
GIS Use in Coastal Resources 2
Advanced GIS for Coastal Systems 2
Environmental Impact Statements and Natural Resource Damage Assessment
Environmental Administrative Law
Sustainable Management of Coastal Margins
Wetlands Management
Environmental Management Strategies
Environmental Policy
Coastal Engineering
Epidemiologic Methods I 2
Survival Analysis 2
Sample Survey Methodology 2
Field Epidemiology Methods 2
Analysis of Longitudinal and Multilevel Data 2
Disaster Epidemiology
Spatial Epidemiology 2
Social Epidemiology
Occupational And Environmental Epidemiology
Toxicology in Public Health
Environmental Health Assessment
Global Environmental Health
Introduction to Environmental Health Disparities
Biodegradation and Bioremediation
Environmental Measurement
Environmental and Occupational Health Survey Methods 2
Hazardous Materials Management and Compliance
Risk Assessment I
Environmental Sustainability and Public Health
Public Health Emergency Preparedness Policy Issues
Texas Training Initiative For Emergency Response (T-Tier)
Critical Place Studies: Theory, Research and Practice
Geographical Information Systems in Landscape and Urban Planning 2
Advanced GIS in Landscape Architecture and Urban Planning 2
Neighborhood Revitalization
Leadership, Development and Management of Environmental NGOs
Ecological Economics
Environmental Impact Analysis for Renewable Natural Resources
Quantitative Risk Analysis
Fire Protection Engineering
Comparative Racial-Ethnic Relations
Seminar in Demography and Human Ecology
Theories of Race and Ethnic Group Relations
Sociology of Gender
Racism and Anti-Racism
Investigation and Control: Acute Public Health Events
Total Semester Credit Hours15

The student must complete a professional study, thesis, or dissertation with an EH focus approved by the EHM Certificate Advisory Council. This project is submitted to the EHM Certificate Coordinator for review and approval by the committee.