The four universities of the Connecticut State University System (CSUS)–Central, in New Britain; Eastern, in Willimantic; Southern, in New Haven; and Western, in Danbury–are getting serious about green jobforce training, and have launched a series of new academic programs aimed at giving students the skills to compete in the 21st century.
At Eastern, this means a new Energy Science track within the Bachelor of Science Environmental Earth Science major, over the course of which students will study earth science as well as energy-related environmental issues and policies, allowing them to design, analyze and monitor fossil fuel and renewable energy systems. (The school will also offer Green Certificates in Sustainable Energy Management through its School of Continuing Education.)
At Central, this green training initiative means a new Master of Science in Geography with a specialization in Global Sustainability, a 30-credit degree program designed to enable students to examine global environmental, social and economic challenges facing society, and to help them explore and develop sustainable solutions.
More about the new programs available through each of the CSUS’ four member universities is available online.