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ZERO1120 - Environmental Regulation and Policy 

From agriculture to construction to energy utilities, modern industries have to meet environmental regulations in their work—regulations which pose unique problems and innovation opportunities for environmental scientists.

This course provides a survey of the environmental regulations, problems and solutions that must be dealt with by environmental scientists in agencies and industry. The course considers both the theoretical and practical/applied aspects of environmental practices.

A Bachelor’s degree is required to enroll in this Zero Credit course.


ZERO1170 - Management of Internal Projects for Science & Technical Professionals

An internal project has many moving parts. A skilled manager must be able to oversee them all, including proposing a workable plan with measurable objectives, and making sure your team stays on task and meets its goals.

This course introduces students to all aspects of managing a project within a company or organization, and covers the entire life cycle of a project, from developing ideas at their inception to formal completion and accurate reporting at close-out. Zero Credit students are encouraged, but not required, to participate in a semester project presenting an example of project management, or investigating some aspect of project management in detail.


  • Managing project scope
  • Scheduling a budget
  • Material procurement
  • How to work with contractors and consultants
  • Project team management

A Bachelor’s degree is required to enroll in this Zero Credit course.


ZERO1110 - Topics in Environmental Studies: Water Resource Sustainability

This course provides a framework for learning about our water future and ways we might define and achieve sustainability in water use and management. Concerns of ethics, culture, economics, politics, and environmental health will be discussed within the contexts of issues such as the global water crisis, water footprints, water pollution, human water systems, water security, and sustainable water technologies.



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