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Undergraduate Certificate Lake and Reservoir Management

As the scientific management of lakes and reservoirs becomes increasingly vital in Oregon and across the country, the certificate in Lake and Reservoir Management at Portland State University provides you with an understanding of the physical, ecological and economic aspects of lake management that is needed to contribute to solutions.

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Full-time Duration:  
Starting in: January, March, September
Tuition Fee: $29,837 per year
Location: Portland Campus (Portland, United States) 

Our certificate will help you become more aware of the multiple dimensions of lake management, and prepare you to serve as more effective liaison between the general public and the highly technical requirements and processes of agencies charged with protecting these resources.

With the certificate in Lake and Reservoir Management at Portland State University, you’ll also meet the academic requirements to be certified as a lake manager by the North American Lake Management Society.

Career

PSU’s certificate in Lake and Reservoir Management prepares you to land a job in the field working with government and natural resource agencies and watersheds. Students can pair the certificate with their majors in environmental science and management and geography, or use it as preparation for obtaining professional certification with the North American Lake Management Society.

You’ll gain valuable knowledge and skills that are transferable to other careers, including problem solving, analytical and quantitative skills, leadership, teamwork, and written and verbal communication skills.

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Courses Included

  • Aquatic Ecology
  • Watershed Science
  • Business and Management
  • Policy Legal and Government Aspects
  • Limnology and Aquatic Ecology
  • Ecology of Streams and Rivers