A new approach to environmental management
by Mary Kenny
National University's Environmental Management degree focuses on pollution
n the past two decades, efforts to solve the ongoing
problems of environmental pollution and natural resource depletion have
escalated throughout the world. In the United States, federal, state and
local governments, as well as private industry, have established mandates
and guidelines to address these very real challenges.
National University's Masters in Environmental Management
(MEM) degree is one of only a few programs in the United States intended
to prepare graduates for environmental management careers. Courses are designed
to provide a comprehensive understanding of environmental management issues.
Graduates are prepared to measure, evaluate and implement
programs for pollution reduction. They are also prepared to apply the problem
solving skills necessary for organizations to comply with mandated pollution
control standards and to serve as liaisons between government and private
The MEM provides advance level preparation for careers
in a wide range of professional areas: environmental management planners,
supervisors and directors, water resources planners and directors and waste
The Masters program in Environmental Management provides
students with comprehensive knowledge in environmental and managerial issues.
Graduates will be able to develop programs and strategies for public and
private industries in controlling and managing pollution.
The curriculum focuses on compliance with environmental
law and safety standards, and the management of air, water, solid waste
and hazardous materials, In economics courses, global business and ethical
concerns are also addressed. Students have the opportunity to analyze actual
case studies in environmental issues. The applied research project provides
the opportunity to work with a corporate entity to develop a workable technology
plan in environmental management.
Founded in 1971 and celebrating its 25th anniversary,
National University is a private, accredited, non-profit institution of
higher education that specializes In meeting the needs of adult learners.
The university's main campus is in San Diego, with 10 other major locations
throughout California. For more information about National University and
its graduate and undergraduate degree programs and 15 teaching credential
programs, call (800) NAT-UNIV.