Education and Research

School of Nursing

Environmental Health Certificate

The relationship between human health and our environment, including air (indoor and out), water, food, and products is a vital part of nursing assessments. To meet this growing need, the University of Maryland School of Nursing (UMSON) has developed a 12-credit Postbaccalaureate Certificate in Environmental Health for professional nurses. This program provides students with a comprehensive understanding of multidisciplinary and multi-agency roles in environmental health as well as the critical role they play in protecting environmental and public health

Community and Public Health Environmental Initiative

UMSONs Community and Public Health Environmental Initiative (CPHEI) provides health oversight for children and families served by Baltimore City Early Head Start (EHS), Head Start (HS), and Family Support Centers (FSCs). Graduate and undergraduate nursing students, under the supervision of licensed faculty and staff, conduct well-child physical exams and health screenings, as well as education.

CPHEI implements the Eco-Healthy Child Care Program, which recognizes that children’s surroundings — including the air they breathe, water and food they consume, and where they live, learn, and play — influence their health. This program is implemented in CPHEI-affiliated Early Head Starts, Head Starts, and Family Support Centers.

Francis King Carey School of Law

Environmental Law Program

The University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law Environmental Law Program’s curriculum is one of the most extensive in the country, offering courses in a wide range of areas. In addition to taking a comprehensive Environmental Law survey course, students may choose from a variety of advanced courses and seminars to develop a deeper understanding of particular areas of interest.

These classes are taught by outstanding permanent and adjunct faculty who are experts in the field, including professor Robert Percival, JD, who is the principal author of “Environmental Regulation: Law, Science and Policy,” the most widely used environmental law casebook, and teaches, among other courses, an Environmental Law Seminar on Global Environmental Law.

For a list of regularly offered courses in the Environmental Law concentration, visit the School of Law’s website.

Sustainability Course Inventory

For a full list of course offerings at UMB, visit SURFS.

To submit a missing course to our sustainability course inventory, please email sustainability@umaryland.edu.

The course inventory was last updated in November of 2023 and lists courses for the Spring 2024 semester.

Graduate School Sustainability Courses 

Course Number Course Title Sustainability-Focused or Sustainability-Inclusive
CIPP 650 Climate Change, Health, and Society: An Interprofessional Elective Sustainability-Focused
CIPP 960 Global Women’s Health Sustainability-Inclusive
ETHC 640 Ethics of Globalization Sustainability-Inclusive
MHS 630 Essentials of Chronic Infectious Epidemiology Sustainability-Inclusive

Francis King Carey School of Law Sustainability Courses 

Course Number Course Title Sustainability-Focused or Sustainability-Inclusive
CIPP 650 Climate Change, Health, and Society: An Interprofessional Elective Sustainability-Focused
503C International Law Sustainability-Inclusive
504R Environmental Advocacy Sustainability-Focused
540U Advanced Legal Research: Environmental Law Sustainability-Focused
608E Environmental Law Sustainability-Focused

School of Medicine Sustainability Courses 

Course Number Course Title Sustainability-Focused or Sustainability-Inclusive
CIPP 650 Climate Change, Health, and Society: An Interprofessional Elective Sustainability-Focused
PH 715 Urban Health Sustainability-Inclusive
PH 719 Global Public Health Law Sustainability-Inclusive
PH 727 Critical Issues in Global Health Sustainability-Inclusive

School of Nursing Sustainability Courses 

Course Number Course Title Sustainability-Focused or Sustainability-Inclusive
CIPP 650 Climate Change, Health, and Society: An Interprofessional Elective Sustainability-Focused
NELC 404 Advances & Trends in Pediatric Sustainability-Inclusive
NRSG 664 Critical Issues in Global Health Sustainability-Inclusive
NURS 354 Community and Population Health Sustainability-Inclusive
NURS 421 Public Health Nursing Care Sustainability-Inclusive
NURS 735 Applied Toxicology Sustainability-Focused
NURS 780 Health Promotion and Population Health Sustainability-Inclusive

School of Social Work Sustainability Courses 

Course Number Course Title Sustainability-Focused or Sustainability-Inclusive
CIPP 650 Climate Change, Health, and Society: An Interprofessional Elective Sustainability-Focused