Although the majority of the green job stories making headlines these days focus on weatherization
, energy efficiency retrofits and other green collar jobs, there is also a demand for highly skilled and highly educated workers. Antioch University New England’s new master’s degree in environmental studies with a concentration in Sustainable Development and Climate Change (SDCC) will help provide the top level training needed for some of the more technical green jobs
The new program, which will be available at the Keene, N.H., location, will launch in the fall but the school is accepting applications for the program now. Although this is a new concentration for the school, it has been offering degrees in environmental studies for nearly four decades. Antioch University New England staff will be able to draw upon their extensive experience in environmental studies for the SDCC concentration.
Michael Simpson is the SDCC program director. He described the new concentration as a program that “prepares graduate students to embrace complexity and use multidisciplinary approaches to address the food, energy security, and water security challenges of the 21st century. The program emphasizes practical application opportunities while providing service to the community.” Source: Antioch University
The 20-month program is tailored to meet the needs of working professionals in addition to a traditional graduate student. The program will meet once per week and then an additional three to five weekends per semester. For more information about the SDCC degree program, contact the school at (800) 553-8920.