The University of New Hampshire offers several opportunities for graduate students to earn certificates to complement their degree and working professionals to augment their training. Graduate Certificate Programs include:
Citizen and Community Science (New!)
Offering students and professionals the opportunity the opportunity to develop competencies in both the theory and practice behind robust and authentic citizen and community science projects in a natural resource management setting. This certificate is appropriate for a wide range of students and professionals with interests in developing competencies related to project design and implementation, best practices for effective projects and teams, volunteer engagement, methods for data sharing, and issues of social justice in citizen science. 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.
Coastal Policy (New!)
Offering 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.
Provides advanced graduate training to working professionals in the area of ocean mapping. These professionals will come from a variety of backgrounds ranging from earth science, geology, and biology to engineering. The graduate certificate in ocean mapping is awarded for completion of the core courses and associated practicum. The graduate certificate program fulfills the Category A International Federation of Surveyors/International Hydrographic Organization/International Cartographic Association (FIG/IHO/ICA) Standards of Competence for Hydrographic Surveyors.
The General Bathymetric Chart of the Oceans (GEBCO) is an international non-profit organization that relies largely on the voluntary contributions of an international team of geoscientists and hydrographers from many countries. GEBCO produces charts and digital grids of the world ocean by collating, interpreting and contouring data, utilizing soundings and multibeam bathymetry with the aid of directional fabrics revealed by satellite gravity. A Postgraduate Certificate in Ocean Bathymetry training program is offered through the Center for Coastal and Ocean Mapping / Joint Hydrographic Center (CCOM) in partnership with Nippon Foundation and GEBCO.