Society has a growing need for expertise in science and technology policy. The Graduate Certificate in Science and Technology Policy at the University of Colorado-Boulder is a rigorous educational program to prepare students pursuing graduate degrees for careers at the interface of science, technology, and decision making. Past recipients of the certificate have gone on to positions in US Congress, academia, NOAA, AMS, and other policy relevant positions.
Upon completion of the Certificate Program students will have attained a measure of understanding of the broad societal context of science and technology as well as an introduction to methodologies of policy analysis that are used in decision settings related to science and technology.
The certificate will be awarded upon completion of degree requirements and will require completion of 18 hours of approved coursework. Typically, half of the 18 hours can be satisfied through coursework already taken in the student's degree program. Ph.D. students are expected to incorporate science and technology policy, in some manner (e.g., in one chapter), into their Ph.D. dissertation and include on their committee a member from outside their home department with science and technology policy expertise.
SPRING 2013 CORE COURSES:
ENVS 5100 - Science and Technology Policy
Instructor, Lisa Dilling
Time: Tuesdays, 11-1:30 p.m.
ENVS 5120 - Quantitative Methods of Policy Analysis
OPEN ENROLLMENT APPLICATION PROCESS:
To apply students need to provide the following information to Ami Nacu-Schmidt.
* A statement of interest
* Academic transcripts
* A letter of support from a faculty member in their home department
Acceptance will be based on the qualifications of the student, as well as the importance of fostering a diversity of disciplinary representation within the program. Students applying to the Certificate as part of their application to the University should include a statement of interest to the department to which they are applying.