Human Dimensions of Climate Change

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Our certificate program

Our certificate allows students with majors in other fields to earn an additional credential they can use to demonstrate their specific skills related to climate change and sustainability.

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Our minor program

No matter your main area of study, you can complement your major by studying the human aspects of climate change.

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If you have at least 12 units of completed coursework, you can declare your minor online through My page.

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Human Dimensions of Climate Change (HDCC)

We focus on climate change from the perspectives of all the major disciplines that emphasize the human elements of climate change. This includes psychology, economics, geography, anthropology, law, philosophy, political science, sociology, business, environmental studies and others.

Solutions to the many problems of climate change mitigation and adaptation will require an understanding of the human aspects of the problem. HDCC directly confronts these human aspects.