Climate Change and Society Concentration

This concentration enables students to understand and assess climate change and its consequences on society within the context of natural and social sciences, law, policy, psychology, epidemiology and culture.

This concentration enables students to understand and assess climate change and its consequences on society within the context of natural and social sciences, law, policy, psychology, epidemiology and culture.  Students can focus on sciences, social discourses, worldviews, social drivers, energy, human security and vulnerability, and adaptation strategies within local and global contexts. This concentration prepares students to be fluent in both the physical sciences and the societal impacts of climate change and is for students interested in pursuing careers in government, energy, business, urban planning, financial risk assessment and climate-impacted industries.

The requirements for this concentration, depending on the electives chosen, may fulfill the BA requirement in philosophy and religious studies (PHIL 243, 343).

Mason offers many Accelerated Master's Programs that allow students to earn a bachelor's and master's degrees in as little as 5 years. Click here to learn more about the different degree programs. 

Opportunities

All students have opportunities to

  • conduct independent research
  • engage in globally-related activities through coursework and language study at Mason and abroad
  • participate in many forms of public service
  • prepare for their future careers through internships, career-focused minors and other college-to-career activities

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environment climate change