|Liaison||Mary Ellen Mallia|
|Submission Date||Jan. 15, 2016|
Director of Environmental Sustainability
Finance and Business
The Department of Atmospheric and Environmental Sciences offers a Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies with a concentration in Environmental Science. Graduates with this concentration will be well qualified for a broad range of employment within the highly interdisciplinary field of environmental science. There are four distinct specializations within this major concentration: Ecosystems, Climate Change, Geography, and Sustainability Science and Policy
Geography majors have the opportunity to study the characteristics of space, location and place in the broader context of how people interact with both physical and human environments. Geography can be classified as both a natural science and a social science as it examines people and their environment and serves as a bridge between the physical and cultural worlds. Planning is a discipline and professional practice that deals with the form, organization, and orderly development of cities, suburbs, and rural areas.
The Globalization Studies major enables students to take a variety of courses focusing on the comprehensive and multidisciplinary analysis of globalization processes. It prepares students to ‘think globally’ by providing them with an undergraduate education that responds effectively to today’s global interconnectedness and fosters a thorough knowledge and a critical understanding of the social, economic, cultural, political, and environmental forces that are reshaping the lives of peoples and nations around the world. At the same time, the major demonstrates that globalization is always implicated and embedded in the cultural and historical context of the ‘local’, which emphasizes the importance of a specific place, a community, or even an individual household.
Atmospheric and Environmental Science: http://www.albany.edu/atmos/index.php
The minor in sustainability creates a curriculum that will help students understand what sustainability is and how it is perceived within various disciplines. Students will take courses that specifically address the environmental, geopolitical or social aspects of sustainability.
The Globalization Studies minor enables students to take a variety of courses focusing on the comprehensive and multidisciplinary analysis of globalization processes. It looks at today’s global interconnectedness and fosters a thorough knowledge and a critical understanding of the social, economic, cultural, political, and environmental forces that are reshaping the lives of peoples and nations around the world.
This certificate program provides undergraduates with professional and technical training in geographic information systems (GIS) and associated techniques of spatial analysis. Geographic information systems are computer-based systems for storage, analysis, and display of spatial data. The disciplines of cartography, remote sensing and computer graphics are closely linked to the study of GIS. In conjunction with GIS, methods of spatial analysis may be used to study a wide range of problems, including resource management, land management for agriculture and forestry, urban planning, land use mapping, market area analysis, urban social analysis and a host of other applications.
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