Indigenous Environmental Systems and Resource Management Graduate Certificate

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Department of American Indian Studies
Program Type
Graduate Certificate
American Indian Studies
College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences

About this Program

Designed to meet the professional and leadership needs of individuals interested in natural resources and environmental programs considering both Indigenous and Western knowledge systems.  The courses are based on the interrelationship of biological, physical, and cultural systems and address program operations, sustainability, and integrated ecosystems studies.  The certificate prepares students with a foundational understanding of tribal knowledge systems and resource management practices needed to engage with local, regional, and national tribal nations.


TRES 5100 Foundations of Indigenous Envi. Systems & Worldviews Bioregionalism (3 cr)
TRES 5201 Integrated Ecosystems Stewardship 1 (3 cr)
TRES 5202 Integrated Ecosystems Stewardship 2 (3 cr)
TRES 5301 Tribal Natural Resource Economics (3 cr) 

Applicants to this program must have already earned a bachelor's degree.

Completed applications will consist of: resume/CV, unofficial undergraduate transcript(s), and a personal statement.  The personal statement should give the committee a better picture of who you are and is an opportunity to share your personal qualities. You should describe what has prepared you and motivates you toward this certificate as well as how you plan to apply the certificate. It can include a summary of your educational and professional journey. It should be 500 words or less and be proofread for grammar, spelling, and punctuation errors.