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Degree Programs


These programs are identified as programs that incorporate sustainability into a large majority of the curriculum. If you know of a degree program that incorporates sustainability that is not listed below please send an email to GoGreen@FIU.edu.

School of Environment, Arts and Society

Bachelor of Arts in Sustainability & the Environment 

The B.A. in Sustainability and the Environment introduces students to the challenges of managing natural resources needed for today while conserving adequate supplies of those resources for the future. Students will learn about factors that determine the sustainability of human institutions, organizations, cultures, and technologies in different environments. This program not only builds on the skills generated by discipline-based study, but makes it possible to address the linkages between people in their social, natural, and built environment. Students will work on real-world challenges using various approaches. By engaging a breadth of knowledge and experience, and by acquiring the skills to integrate various domains of knowledge, sustainability students prepare themselves for a variety of careers.

Bachelor of Science in Environmental Studies 

The Bachelor of Science degree provides students with a strong background in the natural sciences as preparation for technical work in the environmental field. The program is particularly strong in its chemistry and biology requirements and many students take a minor in either subject. However, the B.S. degree is interdisciplinary in nature, and majors are also required to take courses in environmental economics and policy, as well as a course in environmental ethics 

Master of Science in Environmental Studies 

The purpose of the Master of Sciences in Environmental Studies is to train students for work in the areas of environmental policy, natural resource science and management, and sustainable development, with particular focus on the South Florida region, the Caribbean Basin, and Latin America. An emphasis of the program is the cultural and political milieu in which environmental issues of the region are embedded. The program is, thus, interdisciplinary in nature, and emphasizes both natural sciences and social sciences of the environment. Students will be encouraged to take advantage of University-wide resources, programs, and courses in environmental issues, such as those in Public Administration, International Relations, Biology, Chemistry, Geology, Political Science, Economics, and Sociology/Anthropology. 

Professional Science Masters - Environmental Policy and Management

The Professional Science Master of Environmental Policy and Management (PSM-EPM) at FIU is an innovative program that allows students to pursue advanced training in environmental policy while developing highly valued management skills. Through innovative curriculum and internship experience, the program emphasizes development of professional skills in environmental management, policy analysis, written and verbal communication, environmental journalism and environmental stewardship. Offered by the Department of Earth and Environment, PSM-EPM focuses on diverse areas of environmental policy and management, including conservation biology, water resource management,public land management, and environmental analysis using GIS and statistical methods. Students will have access to state-of-the-art labs and instrumentation through their participation in hands-on workshops taught by expert faculty. Students will also have opportunities to interact with established environmental policy and management practitioners through guest speakers, classroom visits and field visits. PSM-EPM is ideal for current practitioners interested in career and leadership development, and for students looking to launch careers in the private and public sectors, international organizations and non-governmental organizations.

College of Engineering and Computing

Bachelor of Science in Environmental Engineering 

Environmental engineers play an essential role in serving people and the environmental needs of society. These needs relate to water, air and the development of land and physical facilities.Given the growing global concerns in these aspects, environmental engineers can choose from a broad spectrum of career opportunities in industry, government and private consulting. This program combines a background of interrelated sub-disciplines of Civil Engineering with the fundamental core subjects of the engineering program. The technical interdisciplinary courses are in the areas of biology, geology, chemistry, ecology, atmospheric sciences, geotechnical engineering, urban planning, water resources engineering, pollution prevention and waste management.

Master of Science in Environmental Engineering 

Environmental engineers are the technical professionals who identify and design solutions for environmental problems affecting the quality of the air, water, and land. The impact of environmental problems on the quality of life has significantly expanded the job opportunities for environmental engineers, placing it among the fastest growing professional jobs, with a 54% projected increase in demand. The unique link between environmental quality and economic vitality has created a major market for qualified environmental professionals. This program is designed to expose graduate students to a wide range of knowledge on environmental engineering and on problem solving while encouraging them to pursue individual research interests. 

Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering 

Civil engineering is the oldest of the engineering disciplines. It involves the planning, design, construction, operation and maintenance of buildings, highways, railways, airports, seaports, and other structures of modern society. Given the global need for rebuilding, maintaining and further developing infrastructure, the demand for civil engineers has never been greater. Civil engineers can choose from a broad spectrum of career opportunities in industry, government and private consulting. This program combines a background of interrelated sub-disciplines of Civil Engineering with the fundamental core subjects of the engineering program. The technical interdisciplinary courses are in the areas of construction, geotechnical, environmental, structural, surveying, transportation, urban planning and water resources engineering.

Master of Science in Civil Engineering 

This program emphasizes course work as well as research. The student is generally encouraged to specialize in a defined area of civil engineering, but may also find it desirable to pursue a more general program of studies combining subject material from different areas of specialization and interdisciplinary related courses. The graduate degree is offered to prepare qualified students for the professional practice of civil engineering. Civil engineering is the oldest of the engineering disciplines. It involves the planning, design, construction, operation and maintenance of buildings, highways, railways, airports, seaports, and other structures of modern society. Given the global need for rebuilding, maintaining and further developing infrastructure, the demand for civil engineers has never been greater. Civil engineers can choose from a broad spectrum of career opportunities in industry, government and private consulting.

Doctor of Philosophy in Civil Engineering 

This program emphasizes course work as well as research. The Doctoral program is geared towards the development of highly trained professional at the Ph.D. level to serve in academic institutions, government agencies, research laboratories, as well as construction and service industries. Professional practice is integrated into the academic program, where students gain valuable exposure to modern engineering practices and research.

College of Law

Joint Program: Law and Masters of Environmental Studies (JD & MSES) 

Steven J. Green School of International & Public Affairs 

Professional Masters of Arts in Global Affairs

Unlike traditional professional graduate programs in international affairs, the MAGA Program offers pragmatic skills combined with the theoretical rigor to tackle some of the world’s perplexing concerns brought upon by globalization. The program currently features two tracks.

The Globalization and Security track prepares students to tackle and address such issues as transnational crime, cyber-security, international human rights violations, surveillance and intelligence, and business risk. Few, if any, entities are immune to the complexities of globalization and, in the current international system, private businesses, government agencies, non-governmental organizations, and international institutions seek employees that understand how to manage a multifaceted and interdependent world challenged by a wide variety of security concerns.

The Corporate Citizenship track trains a new cadre of managers who understand the issues at the nexus of global business and society. Corporations today are facing an increasingly complex array of emerging challenges - from social unrest to climate change - and are being required to develop new partnerships with different stakeholders to mitigate risk and identify new opportunities. Emphasizing corporate citizenship, or corporate social responsibility, the program will provide students with the knowledge and skills needed to craft strategies that promote socioeconomic development and safeguard the environment, while strengthening relationships with key stakeholders and enhancing shareholder wealth.

College of Communication, Architecture, + the Arts

Master of Landscape Architecture

The Landscape Architecture + Environmental and Urban Design (LAEUD) Department focuses on the development of the basic knowledge, skills, and abilities appropriate to the practice of landscape architecture, with a special emphasis on tropical and sub-tropical environments and urban design. Situated between two of the richest coastal and inland ecosystems in the world, Miami presents unparalleled opportunities as an important design laboratory. Our goal is to educate individuals who can serve and lead the community through the aesthetic, meaningful, and sustainable design of the physical environment. Our program focuses on design and draws from art, science and technology via a rich design studio sequence that benefits from small student-to-faculty ratios, cutting edge technology, individual workspaces, and study abroad options. Students explore environmental, ecological and urban issues, and propose innovative solutions in the design of public spaces, infrastructure, urban planning, industrial reclamation, ecotourism, environmental mitigation, and many other areas at the center of the relationship between human beings and their surroundings.