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University of Arizona (Arizona)

, USA

http://www.arizona.edu/

Agricultural Economics and Management

Specialzation:

Department:
College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
Degree Type:

Website:
http://ag.arizona.edu/arec/
Language:
English
Description:

If you have a head for numbers but dread the standard 9-5 office routine, you may want to consider an agribusiness career. The Agribusiness Economics and Management program puts students in touch with the world's most critical resources, such as land, people, food, and water. The program provides options to focus on either business management or agricultural economics -- preparing undergraduates for exciting careers in the United States or abroad. Agribusiness Management OptionThe Agribusiness Management Option prepares you for an exciting career in business management. This path of study integrates core courses in business administration and agricultural economics. In this option you complete the same core courses required of all business students. These include accounting, finance, personnel management, marketing and price analysis, and agribusiness management. Emphasis is given to communication and analytical skills which will prepare you for a successful business career in the U.S. or abroad.Agricultural Economics OptionYou may be uncertain about your academic or career interests. But you know that you have a broad interest in public policies surrounding agriculture, natural resource management, environmental protection or economic policy. Then the Agricultural Economics Option is for you. This path of study provides you the flexibility to explore courses in biological sciences, business, renewable resources and other areas. You will take the same core courses required of other students, but you can work with your advisor to customize this option to meet your interests. Some students in this program have proceeded to law school and advanced training in agricultural economics.

Keywords:
sustainability,environmental management,policy,land,food,water

Environmental and Water Resource Economics

Specialzation:

Department:
College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
Degree Type:
Bachelors
Website:
http://portal.environment.arizona.edu/degrees/undergraduate/environmental-and-water-resource-economics
Language:
English
Description:

The impact of economic activity on the quality of our environment will be a major public issue in the coming decades. This major prepares students for public and private positions in natural resource and environmental management. Students receive training in the economic, social, and physical aspects of environmental problems. Students in this major are encouraged to minor in a complementary field such as political science, watershed management, or soil and water science.

Keywords:
sustainability,food,agriculture,water

GIS Certificate Program

Specialzation:

Department:
School of Natural Resources and the Environment
Degree Type:
Non-Degree or other
Website:
http://www.snr.arizona.edu/GIS_Web
Language:
English
Description:

The University of Arizona offers state-of-the-art training in GIS through courses and hands-on application through the School of Natural Resources and the Environment and the School of Geography and Development. This collaboration has produced a graduate certificate program in GIS for graduate students who wish to augment their graduate degrees, recent graduates who want more training before they enter the work world, and professionals who need to develop a new skill set or formalize their training in GIS.

Keywords:
sustainability,GIS,resource mapping,Spatial Analysis,Computer Cartography,Practicum,Geovisualization,remort sensing

Hydrology and Water Resources

Specialzation:

Department:
College of Science
Degree Type:

Website:
http://portal.environment.arizona.edu/departments/hydrology
Language:
English
Description:

Hydrology and water resources include the origin, distribution, and properties of the waters of the Earth, as well as the development and management of water resource systems for multiple purposes. The faculty offers competence in hydrogeology, hydrogeochemistry, environmental hydrology, ground-water and surface-water hydrology, hydrometeorology, hydroclimatology, water quality, mathematical and statistical methods in hydrology (including numerical modeling), and water resources engineering, planning, management, and administration.

Keywords:
sustainability,climate change,isotope geochemistry,catchment hydrology,water resources,terrestrial hydrometeorology,groundwater modeling,biogeochemistry,hydrometeorology

Natural Resources

Specialzation:

Department:
School of Natural Resources and the Environment
Degree Type:

Website:
http://www.snr.arizona.edu/academic
Language:
English
Description:

People are increasingly cognizant of the impacts human activity has on our plant, animal, and water resources at local and global scales, and aware of the need to mitigate those impacts. It is a great time to major in Natural Resources, where you can bring to bear your enthusiasm and talents to tackle challenging problems in science and management. You will interact with students, faculty, and staff who share your passion for understanding the world and affecting positive change. And you will learn how to integrate information about science, management, policy, economics, and planning to develop solutions to interdisciplinary challenges in natural resources conservation and management.

Keywords:
sustainability,conservation biology,fishery,landscape,rangeland ecology,watershed management,ecohydrology,wildlife conservation

Soil, Water and Environmental Science

Specialzation:

Department:
College of Architecture and Life Sciences
Degree Type:

Website:
http://ag.arizona.edu/swes/
Language:
English
Description:

Soil, Water, and Environmental Science offers three areas of emphasis: environmental science, soil science, and soil-plant-water relations. Areas of concentration in environmental science include environmental chemistry, environmental microbiology, contaminant transport, pollution management and remediation, water quality, and remote sensing of terrestrial ecosystems. Areas of concentration in soil science include soil physics; soil chemistry; soil biology; soil genesis, morphology, and classification; and soil mineralogy. Areas of concentration in soil-plant-water relations include soil-water management, soil fertility, and plant nutrition.

Keywords:
sustainability,soil,plant,water resources,environmental physics,Mineralogy,Contaminent,atmosphere systems,global change,waste management

Sustainable Built Environments

Specialzation:

Department:
College of Architecture and Landscape Architecture
Degree Type:
Bachelors
Website:
http://cala.arizona.edu/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=517&Itemid=964
Language:
English
Description:

The College of Architecture and Landscape Architecture has been given The BSSBE, a 120-credit degree, is being designed to provide a holistic overview of the economic, ecological, and social factors associated with sustainable built environments. Nationally, employment related to sustainability or green jobs is growing significantly. The BSSBE degree will serve an important purpose in the state of Arizona by helping to meet current and future demand for a skilled, environmentally-related workforce.The degree will provide students with accelerated entry into CALA master's programs in Architecture, Landscape Architecture, or Planning as well as serve as an important degree alternative for those students not selected for the Bachelor of Architecture professional phase.

Keywords:
construction,environmental law,sustainability planning,environmental protection,waste reduction,renewable energy,energy efficiency


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