Graduate Certificates

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The Graduate Certificates in Applied Global Stability (GCAGS) are designed to meet the global stability needs of senior non-commissioned officers and mid-career officers in the Special Operations Forces community as well as the global stability needs of other Department of Defense, USAID, Peace Corps, and development professionals. Each certificate may be completed online and requires a completion of 12 credits. Supported by Colorado State University’s School of Global Environmental Sustainability and Colorado State University’s Office of Defense Engagement.

During the academic year, Fellows participate in six formal training sessions led by local and University experts on a range of topics including conflict management, interacting with policy-makers, data visualization, and time and workload optimization. Fellows also take part in additional skill building and networking opportunities throughout the year, including interacting with and describing their research to the University Provost. 

Each Fellow writes a blog post and peer reviews another’s work for publication on the School’s HumanNature blog. At the end of the program, Fellows are able to elegantly deconstruct, define, and communicate their research within the framework of broader global environmental sustainability challenges using cross-disciplinary and integrative thinking.

AGRICULTURE CERTIFICATE

Concentrating on topics such as sustainable agriculture, urban horticulture, animal agriculture, food systems, bioenergy, and more, this certificate is designed to meet the global stability needs of senior NCOs and mid–career officers in Special Operations and Civil Affairs communities, as well as the global stability needs of other Department of Defense, USAID, Peace Corps, and development professionals.

Courses focus on global environmental sustainability and agriculture. The purpose and objectives of the certificate are to make it possible for these professionals to tap into CSU’s world–class expertise in Global Environmental Sustainability and Agriculture.

Upon completion of this graduate certificate, students will have a firm grounding in:

  • Major issues in global environmental sustainability
  • Major issues in agriculture and global stability

To sign up visit the CSU Online Certificate Page

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NATURAL RESOURCES CERTIFICATE

Concentrating on topics including military lands management, natural resources policy, sustainable infrastructure, and more, this certificate is designed to meet the global stability needs of senior NCOs and mid-career officers in the Special Operations and Civil Affairs communities, as well as the global stability needs of other Department of Defense, USAID, Peace Corps, and development professionals.

Courses focus on global environmental sustainability and natural resources management. The purpose and objectives of the certificate are to make it possible for these professionals to tap into CSU’s world-class expertise in global environmental sustainability and natural resources.

Upon completion of this graduate certificate, students will have a firm grounding in major issues in global environmental sustainability, and major issues in natural resources in a global stability context.

To sign up visit the CSU Online Certificate Page

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WATER RESOURCES CERTIFICATE

Concentrating on topics such as water resources planning and management, engineering hydrology, irrigation systems, and more, this certificate is designed to meet the global stability needs of senior NCOs and mid-career officers in the Special Operations and Civil Affairs communities, as well as the global stability needs of other Department of Defense, USAID, Peace Corps, and development professionals.

Courses focus on global environmental sustainability and water management. The purpose and objectives of the certificate are to make it possible for professionals to tap into CSU’s world-class expertise in global environmental sustainability and water resources.

To sign up visit the CSU Online Certificate Page

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