Risk Communication (Certificate)

The certificate program in risk communication combines the strengths of the three schools within the New College of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences: the School of Social and Behavioral Sciences; the School of Mathematical and Natural Sciences; and the School of Humanities, Arts and Cultural Studies. The rising importance of the field of risk communication stems from the need to name, understand and manage physical and social risks as we are faced with increasingly challenging decisions concerning stressed social and environmental infrastructures. Proficiency in risk communication requires understanding the complex interfaces of physical, biological, psychological and social systems. The program will prepare students for a range of diverse careers in risk management, crisis communications and environmental public affairs. Specifically, students will develop expertise suited to work as risk management specialists and environmental advocates, preparing them to translate complex scientific ideas and analyses into information that can be evaluated meaningfully by all members of society.

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Risk Communication (Certificate)
Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences, New College of


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