Below is a list of currently approved courses for the program. We have two types of approved courses: hard-approved and soft approved. Directed studies may be reviewed for approval. If you would like to petition a course to be added to either list, please submit a New-Course Approval form.


Hard-Approved Courses


Hard-Approved courses directly address one or more of the WSSS Certificate Educational Aims in the course curriculum.


Course Code

Course Title




  MCM 587 Engineered Solutions




  DHP D205 Global Maritime Affairs: International Trade, Security, Energy, and Environmental Issues at Sea


  DHP H202 Maritime History and Globalization


  DHP P253 Sustainable Development Diplomacy


  DHP P250 Environmental Problem Solving 


  EIB E246 Natural Resource and Environmental Economics




  NUTR 233 Agricultural Science and Policy I no
  NUTR 333 Agricultural Science and Policy II no
  NUTR 341 Economics of Agriculture and the Envrionment yes
Graduate School of Arts and Sciences    


  BIO 164/ ENV 164 Marine Biology no
  BIO 179 Seminar in Marine Biology yes
  BIO 181/ ENV181 Tropical Ecology/Conservation yes
  BIO 185/ ENV 182 / NUTR241-01 Food for All:Ecology, Biotechnology, and Sustainability yes
  CH 196 Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene in Global Health no
  EOS 132 Groundwater Chemistry and Quality yes
  EOS 133 Field Methods in Hydrogeology yes
  EOS 287/ CEE 287 Subsurface Fluid Dynamics yes
  EOS 288 Groundwater Modelling no
  EOS 289 Geofluids no
  PS 118 Environmental Policy no
  UEP 174 Clean Air & Clean Water Policy no
  UEP 206 Planning for Low Impact Development and Green Infrastructure no
  UEP 207/ ENV 207 / CEE 207 Environmental Law no
  UEP 221 Climate Change Policy, Planning, and Action no
  UEP 279 Water Resources Policy & Planning and Watershed Management no
School of Engineering    


  CEE 103 / ENV 103 Water Quality Modeling yes
  CEE 112 / ENV 112 Hydrology/Water Resource yes
  CEE 113 / ENV 113 / EOS 131 Groundwater  yes
  CEE 114 / EOS 133 Field Methods in Hydrogeology yes
  CEE 131 River Hydrolics and Restoration yes
  CEE 133 Wastewater Plant Design yes
  CEE 139 Bioremediation: Natural and Enhanced yes
  CEE 150 Field Methods for Global Health no
  CEE 212 Chemical Principles in Environmental and Water Resources Engineering yes
  CEE 213 Transport Principle in Environmental and Water Resources Engineering yes
  CEE 214 Environmental and Water Resources Systems no
  CEE 251  Biology of Water and Health no
  CEE/CUAHSI 294-01 Special Topics in Hyrology no
Tufts School of Medicine      
  PH 241 Biology, Water, and Health no


Soft-Approved Courses


Soft-Approved courses address one or more of the WSSS Certificate Educational Aims in a combination of class content and/or class assignments. Please note that Soft-Approved courses still need steering committee approval through the use of Soft-Course Approval form.

School Course Code Course Title
  NUTR 142 Risk and Disaster Management
Graduate School of Arts and Science    
  ANTH 126 Food, Nutrition and Culture
  ANTH 138 Anthropocene and the End of Nature
  BIO 142 Population and Community Ecology
  BIO 143 Evolutionary Ecology
  BIO 144 Principles of Conservation Biology
  BIO 180 Advanced Topics of Conservation Biolog
  BIO 195 Topics in Biology
  ECON 130 Topics in Environmental Economics
  EIB E211 Microeconomics
  UEP 251 Economics for Planning and Policy Analysis
  UEP 265 Corporate Management of Environmental Issues
School of Engineering    
  CEE 202 Environmental Statistics
Tufts School of Medicine    
  PH 244 Research Methods of Global Health
  PH 262 GIS for Public Health
  PH 244 Health, Human Security, and Emerging Pathogens