Board approves new curricular offering and curricular revision in environmental management program
Precious Joan Sibulboro | 2011-26-01 03:34:06 PM

A degree “endemic” to CLSU

    In support to the university’s mission of environmental protection, the Environmental Management Institute/ Department of Environmental Management through the able leadership of Dr. Alberto proposed the offering of the Doctor of Philosophy in Environmental Management in May 2010.

After the deliberation of the CLSU Board of Regents, Board Resolution No. 56-2010 finally grants the offering of the degree Doctor of Philosophy in Environmental Management.

The aforementioned board resolution was signed on September 14, 2010 during the 183rd regular meeting of the CLSU Board of Regents held at Nueva Ecija University of Science and Technology (NEUST) Sumacab Campus, Cabanatuan City.

The offering of the aforementioned degree sets another milestone for the university since not one institution in Central Luzon offers this course.

The curriculum has four areas of specialization namely: Environmental and Nature Conservation, Environmental Engineering, Environmental Sociology and Governance and Sustainable Agricultural Systems.

In addition, the program has a unique salient feature of accommodating graduates of any baccalaureate degree. Course requirement consists of 52 units for MS in Environmental Management (MSEM)/ MS in Environmental Science (MSES) graduates while Non-MSEM/MSES graduates are required to complete a total of 62 units.

Doctor of Philosophy in Environmental Management will be offered in second semester, SY 2010-2011.

The aforementioned Ph.D. program will be offered by the Environmental Management Institute thru the Institute of Graduate Studies.

Curriculum upgrading

    For the purpose of attaining academic excellence and global competitiveness, the curricular program of the Master of Science in Environmental Management has been revised.

    To further strengthen the curriculum, additional electives such as Green Chemistry and Biotechnology for Environmental Management will be offered. The new subjects are believed to aid the students to become adept to the latest trends in cleaner production and pollution prevention.

    Since society plays an important role in managing the environment, gender topics in Institutions and the Environment course were integrated.

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