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University of the District of Columbia

Applied Sciences: Urban Sustainability

The Urban Sustainability program prepares students for a wide range of sustainability careers and rapid advancement in business, government, and non-profit organizations by offering hands-on experience with sustainable project design, implementation, maintenance and assessment. Students will learn how to create solutions for current urban sustainability challenges through case studies and internship programs. The Urban Sustainability PSM is offered online.

Individuals with a bachelor’s degree and a background in business, economics, planning, mathematics, science, or engineering are encouraged to apply to any of the PSM programs. In order to graduate, students must complete a minimum of 35 credit hours, which can be completed in one and a half years of full-time studies, depending on the degree focus area. The interdisciplinary nature of the programs provides not only deep knowledge of the physical, chemical, and biological sciences applicable to urban systems, but it also builds skills in environmental policy, communication, business management, project management, ethics, and leadership.

All three PSM degrees are applied and allow working professional to bring their own professional experience into the program to advance or to re-tool.

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Tolessa Deksissa Program Director 202.274.5273

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Environmental Science/Ocean Science/Sustainability/GIS

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