Coastal Policy (Graduate Certificate)

The UNH Graduate Certificate in Coastal Policy offers students the opportunity to develop competencies in the U.S. coastal policy process, the science-policy interface in coastal systems, and coastal institutions and governance. This certificate is appropriate for a wide range of students and professionals with interests in applied science, policy, and/or management in coastal systems. The certificate can be pursued as a stand-alone credential or in concert with another degree at UNH. Part-time and hybrid pathways through the certificate are available.

The Coastal Policy Certificate requires a minimum of 12 credits made up of one required core class, a seminar requirement, at least six credits of electives, and one required practicum. 

Required Courses
MARI 805Introduction to Coastal and Marine Policy: Understanding US Ocean, Coastal, and Great Lakes Policy3
MARI 801Coastal Resource Management and Policy Seminar (to be taken twice)1
MARI 901Resource Management and Policy Practicum1
Two Electives 16-8
Select one natural science, social science, or engineering elective course from the following:
CEE 822Introduction to Marine Pollution and Control4
CEE 833Public Infrastructure Asset Management4
CEE 858Stormwater Management Designs3
CEE 907Systems Analysis of the Environment3
ECON 908Environmental Economics: Theory and Policy4
ECON 909Environmental Valuation4
ESCI 871Geodesy and Positioning for Ocean Mapping4
HLS #908Quantitative Methods for Policy Research3
ME 817Marine Robotics and Applications3
MEFB 825Marine Ecology4
MEFB 847Aquatic Plants in Restoration/Management4
MEFB 872Fisheries Biology: Conservation and Management4
NR 803Watershed Water Quality Management4
NR 843Ecology and Society in a Changing Arctic4
NR 947Ecosystem Science: Theory, Practice, and Management Applications for Sustainability4
OE 854Ocean Waves and Tides4
OE 857Coastal Engineering and Processes3
OE 858Design of Ocean Structures3
PHP 902Environmental Health3
PPOL 904Economics for Public Policy3
RAM 867Social Impact Assessment4
RECO 808Environmental Economics4
SOC 825Social Demography4
SOC 830Communities and the Environment4
SOC 901Sociological Methods I: Intermediate Social Statistics4
SOC 904Sociological Methods IV: Qualitative and Historical Research Methods4
Select one policy elective course from the following:
BIOL 950Scientific Communication2
DPP 901Integrative Approaches to Development Policy and Practice3
DPP #911Environmental Factors in Development Practice1
GRAD 844Fundamentals of Stakeholder and Community Engagement in Natural Resource Management3
HLS #908Quantitative Methods for Policy Research3
NR 820International Environmental Politics and Policies for the 21st Century4
NR 824Resolving Environmental Conflicts4
PA 800Foundations and Theories of Public Administration3
PA 804Policy and Program Evaluation3
POLT 851Comparative Environmental Politics and Policy3
PPOL 806Fundamentals of Policy Analysis3
PPOL 812Strategies for Policy Impact3
PPOL 904Economics for Public Policy3
PPOL 910Policy Across Borders3
PPOL 902Strategy and Practice of Public Policy3
RAM 911Natural and Environmental Resource Management4

See advisor about additional course options.