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Are you looking for professional development or want to give graduate school a try before committing to a certificate or degree program? Try a course or two from the Environmental Assessment Program as a Non-Degree Studies (NDS) student.
The Graduate Certificate in Environmental Assessment is a 12 credit-hour distance-education based program at NC State University focused on assisting environmental professionals to stay abreast of new technologies and current government regulations. The online courses may be taken on a course-by-course basis for professional development or as part of a certificate or degree program.
The Master in Environmental Assessment is a 30 credit-hour distance education program that bridges the gap between scientific research and the use of science in decision-making, regulation and environmental management. By understanding and evaluating the sources, fate and effects of pollutants in the environment, professionals can develop a scientific basis for assessing risks and thus support regulatory, enforcement and remedial-action decisions.
Want to take a course to see if you’re truly interested in a graduate-level certificate or degree program? Take EA 502 Environmental Risk Assessment. Looking for real-world skills that your employer will recognize? Take 590 Data Analysis in Environmental Assessment. Thinking about a master’s degree in environmental assessment? Start with EA 501 Environmental Stressors.
The following are recommended courses that serve as an introduction to graduate certificate and degree programs:
Those interested in taking individual graduate-level courses without enrolling in a degree or certificate program must first enroll as a Post Baccalaureate Studies (PBS) Non-Degree Studies (NDS) student.
For prospective students considering a graduate certificate or degree program, up to two of the courses can be taken for credit as an NDS student and transferred to a program if the prospective student then choses to enroll in the program. Grades earned as an NDS may be transferred to another institution based on that institution’s transfer policy.
Enrolling at NC State as a non-degree student is an excellent way to continue your lifelong education. All of the courses in Environmental Assessment are open to non-degree students that meet the prerequisites for the intended course.