Climate Security Graduate Certificate

CLimate Security
Graduate Certificate

The Climate Security Graduate Certificate provides students with the education and expertise required to understand and better navigate the numerous concerns surrounding climate-related challenges in the realm of security and disaster management. With significant shifts in global climate, new concerns in human, national and international security are emerging, creating challenges for resilience and governance. Understanding how prior climate disaster knowledge can be combined with an understanding of future models, scenarios and planning tools will be needed to navigate the unforeseen consequences and the impacts on populations. A climate security graduate certificate represents an endorsement of advanced academic education and a more robust understanding of climate-related security and resilience concerns and planning considerations.


Admission Requirements

  • Students that have already obtained a graduate degree will not be required to complete an entrance exam or complete a 400-level course first.
  • Students with a baccalaureate degree in a related field, with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher will not have any additional testing or entry course requirements.
  • If the student has a cumulative GPA between 3.0 and 2.75, regardless of the field of study, they will be required to complete the Watson Glaser Critical Thinking Exam.
  • If a student has a cumulative GPA below 2.75, they will be required to submit results from either the GRE or GMAT. 

Graduate Certificate program Requirements

You can also view these requirements in the UAF Catalog.

Code Title Credits
General University Requirements
Complete the general university requirements
Graduate Certificate Requirements
Complete the graduate certificate requirements
Climate Security Program Requirements 12
Complete the following:  
HSEM F609  Human Security 3
HSEM F672 Climate Catastrophes: A Case Study Approach 3
HSEM F673 Models and Scenarios for Disaster Risk Reduction  3
Complete one of the following:
ACNS/PS F647 U.S. Environmental Politics


ACNS/PS F658 Comparative Environmental Politics


ATM F680 Climate Change Processes: Past, Present, Future


ATM F657 Climate Change in the Arctic: Methods and Impact Assessment


HSEM F670 Environmental Security


MBA F642 Economics of Environmental and Business Sustainability


View the full program requirements for the Climate Security Graduate Certificate in the UAF catalog.