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University of Hawaii (U-Hawaii)

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http://www.hawaii.edu/

BA in Interdisciplinary Studies

Specialzation:

Department:
Environmental Studies Program
Degree Type:

Website:
http://www.hawaii.edu/envctr/evs/index.html
Language:
English
Description:

The General Agriculture specialization is designed to provide an opportunity for students interested in agriculture or an agriculture-related field to have access to selected courses or topics in their area of interest. The curriculum is structured to offer a well-rounded undergraduate education in the basic and applied sciences of agriculture and related fields through quality ???hands on?? training.

Keywords:
sustainability,global change,conservation,water,biogeography,environmental economics,resourses,geography

BSc in Global Environmental Science

Specialzation:

Department:
School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology
Degree Type:
Bachelors
Website:
http://www.soest.hawaii.edu/oceanography/GES/
Language:
English
Description:

The Bachelor of Science Degree Program in Global Environmental Science, University of Hawaii at Manoa Faculty Requirements Courses Photo Album ScholarshipsFORMSGES Program Learning OutcomesNovember 2009 Meeting Presentation GES logoThe Global Environmental Science Program provides a unique educationalopportunity to achieve a holisticand fundamental understanding of theEarth's systems, including humaninteractions, while receiving rigorous training in the basic sciences. As we begin the 21st century, the School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology of the University of Hawai'i provides an innovative undergraduate degree program to educate leaders and citizenry to become wise stewards of our planet. The degree program in Global Environmental Science is a holistic, scientific, approach to the study of Earth and Earth's physical, chemical, biological, and human systems. In the course of their scientific studies, the students are able to investigate natural as well as economic, policy, and social systems and their response to and interaction with the Earth system. The ultimate objective of the program is to produce a student informed in the environmental sciences at a rigorous level who is able to go on to graduate or professional school; enter the work force in environmental science positions in industry, business, or government; enter or return to teaching with knowledge of how the Earth system works; or enter the work force in another field as an educated person with the knowledge required to enable us to become wise environmental stewards of the planet. The School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology is one of the world's major and most renowned institutes for the study of the complex phenomena involving our planet. The school has a world-class ocean, Earth, and atmospheric faculty of 175 PhD's with as broad a range of academic expertise as can be found anywhere in the world. The faculty seek to comprehend and explain the behavior of the complex and dynamic Earth system, including the role of humans as a force in global environmental change. There is a wealth of tools and facilities available at the school, including the 222 foot oceanographic vessel R/V Ka'imikai-o-Kanaloa and its deep-sea manned submersible, Pisces V, and the R/V Kilo Moana, the newest US oceanographic research vessel. The Kilo Moana's small waterplane area, twin hull (SWATH) form is designed to provide a comfortable, stable platform allowing general purpose oceanographic research in coastal and deep ocean areas, even in high sea conditions. The school is home to the Departments of Oceanography, Geology and Geophysics, Meteorology, and Ocean and Resources Engineering, as well as the Hawaii Institutes of Geophysics and Planetology, Marine Biology (located on Coconut Island in the center of a spectacular coral reef ecosystem), and Natural Energy. The Hawaii Undersea Research Laboratory, the Joint Institute for Marine and Atmospheric Research, the International Pacific Research Center, and the Sea Grant and Space Grant College Programs are also part of the school. Other innovative educational programs within the school include the NSF Research Experience for Undergraduates and the Edwin W. Pauley Summer Program in Marine Biology. The Bachelor Of Science Degree Program in Global Environmental Science is administered by the Department of Oceanography.

Keywords:
sustainability,environmental change,pollution,biogeochemical systems,earth

Undergraduate Certificate in Environmental Studies

Specialzation:

Department:
College of Arts and Sciences
Degree Type:
Non-Degree or other
Website:
http://www.uhh.hawaii.edu/academics/geography/
Language:
English
Description:

The study of both natural and human environments is an outstanding feature of Geography. Geography students will acquire a liberal arts education while specializing in one of the subfields of the discipline. Popular subfields are Physical Geography (including climatology, biogeography, and geomorphology), Human Geography (including cultural geography, economic geography, indigenous geographies, resource management, and land use planning), and Geographic Techniques (including remote sensing, geographic information systems, and cartography). The Department also participates in an interdisciplinary graduate program (M.S.) in Tropical Conservation Biology and Environmental Science.Hawai?i Island has diverse natural and cultural environments ideal for the study of Geography. Field excursions and associated student research activities are an integral and enriching component of the student's geographic education at UH Hilo. Computer-based spatial analysis, cartography, and image processing contribute to a contemporary curriculum.Geography Department graduates have gone on to a wide range of careers, including resource management, community development, cartography and map design, GIS analysis, land use planning, environmental engineering, publishing and editorial work, environmental law, landscape architecture, and teaching at all levels.

Keywords:
sustainability,geography,natural environment,earth,weather,climate change,resource,population


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