COURSE OFFERINGS & COURSE REGISTRATION

MS in Sustainability Science

Spring 2021 Approved Course Listing – MS in Sustainability Science

Spring 2021 Approved Course Schedule – MS in Sustainability Science

Registration for Spring 2021 courses begins on Monday, November 16.  Please find below the link to the course listings and schedule for the Spring 2021 semester, as well as a preliminary list of courses available from other University Schools and Departments (accessible via your UNI).

 

***We are offering a new course this semester, Improving Health through Environmental Measures, with Lex van Geen (SUSC PS5130, call #10890).  Dr. van Geen’s course will lead participants through a series of case studies of environmental contamination of water and soil, both natural and man-made, from a perspective of their contribution to the global burden of disease.  Participants will critically examine datasets documenting toxic exposure in developing countries and around New York City.  Participants will have the opportunity to deploy some field kits and compare their results to laboratory measurements.  An emphasis on empowerment through measurement, mapping, and sharing of information will lead to a discussion of regulation, policies, and mitigation.

 

More courses will be added to this list as they are announced and made available for cross-registration by other University schools and departments.  More information regarding cross-registration and a timeline for when to expect those announcements are included below. 

 

Instructions for using Student Services Online (SSOL) to register for courses can be found below.  Your registration appointments are also listed in SSOL.  You will have the opportunity to change your schedule throughout the regular registration and Add/Drop periods.  When selecting your Spring 2021 courses, please ensure that the courses you are selecting satisfy your remaining degree requirements by using and updating your degree audit form.  You should maintain a copy of your degree audit form for your records. Please refer to the Directory of Classes for Call #s and course details.

 

Degree Audit Form

There are two versions of degree audit forms for the Sustainability Science Program.  Students whose first term in the Sustainability Science Program was prior to Spring 2020 should continue using the document titled “Sustainability Science Degree Audit Form A.”  Students whose first term in the Sustainability Science Program was Spring 2020 and beyond should use the document titled “Sustainability Science Degree Form B.”  The only difference in these forms is with regards to the program’s new course offering and requirement, SUSC PS5060 Statistics, Data Analysis, and Coding for Sustainability Science, launched in Spring 2020.  This course is open to ALL Sustainability Science students and can count towards Area 2 or Area 3 regardless of when you matriculated in the program.  Students enrolling from Spring 2020 and beyond in the Sustainability Science Program are required to complete the course towards Area 2 or Area 3.  Please reach out to the program office if you have any questions.

 

Spring 2021 Sustainability Science Registration Calendar

·        Regular Registration: Monday, November 16–Friday, January 8

·        Add/Drop Registration: Monday, January 11–Friday, January 22

·        You may only register during your assigned registration appointment times during this period, which are available on SSOL.  Spring 2021 classes begin on Monday, January 11.  Consult the Academic Calendar for details. 

 

Spring 2021 Columbia University Cross-Registration Information

 

School of International and Public Affairs (via SSOL)

SIPA has not yet announced the courses available for cross-registration.  When the classes available for cross-registration for the Spring 2021 semester are announced, they will be posted here.  When the courses are announced, they will be included in the course listing document and assigned to curriculum areas.  We do not yet know which courses are likely to be made available or when course announcements will be posted to by SIPA, but we expect that they will begin in late July with additional courses added through the start of the semester.  You can check here for updates.

 

Columbia Business School

Columbia Business School cross-registration instructions will be posted to the cross-registration page when they are announced.  Based on previous years, a tentative list of available courses should be posted in August and the cross-registration application will become available at the end of August.  You can check the cross-registration page for updates.

 

Graduate School of Arts and Sciences (via SSOL)

The Graduate School of Arts and Sciences does not have a formal cross-registration procedure.  The approved courses are included in the course listing document and are available for cross-registration in SSOL.  If a course is listed as not open to your school or requires you to satisfy a pre-requisite, you can register via Registration Adjustment Form with instructor approval by email to the Registrar’s Office at registrar@columbia.edu.

 

Fu Foundation Graduate School of Engineering (via SSOL)

The Fu Foundation Graduate School of Engineering does not have a formal cross-registration procedure.  The approved courses are included in the course listing document, and are available for cross-registration in SSOL.  If a course is listed as not open to your school or requires you to satisfy a pre-requisite, you can register via Registration Adjustment Form with instructor approval by email to the Registrar’s Office at registrar@columbia.edu.

 

Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation

Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation courses available for cross-registration will be announced on at the end of August 2020.  The list of available courses will be sent by email.

 

Columbia Law School

Complete details regarding cross-registering for courses at Columbia Law School can be found here.  Only full-time MS students are permitted to cross-register for these courses.  This rule has been established by Columbia Law School, and there are no exceptions.  The MS program does not generate a list of pre-approved courses from Columbia Law School.  If you are interested in taking a Columbia Law School course, please email me directly for approval.  Please include the full course title, description and proposed curriculum area.

 

Mailman School of Public Health

The MS and Certification programs do not generate a list of pre-approved courses from the Mailman School of Public Health.  A listing of courses offered by Mailman will be posted here.  If you are interested in taking a Mailman School of Public Health course, please email me directly for approval.  Please include the full course title, description and proposed curriculum area.  With program approval, you can complete your registration with the cross-registration form.

 

SSOL Registration Instructions

·        Log in to SSOL using your UNI and password at https://ssol.columbia.edu/

·        Check your registration appointment times are under “Reg Appts & PIN”.  You may only register during your assigned registration appointment times, which are available on SSOL.

·        Select Registration from the Menu.

·        Click Add to include courses on your schedule, providing the 5-digit call number. The  5-digit call number can be found in the Directory of Classes: http://www.columbia.edu/cu/bulletin/uwb/

·        If you have successfully registered yourself for a course, you will see the following message: “Adding SUSC K1111 S001 was successful. The change is effective immediately. See the new schedule below.”

·        If you have not been successfully registered for a course, please follow the instructions provided by the error message OR select another course. Possible sources of error messages include, adding courses for which you do not have Instructor or Department permission to register, selecting two courses that meet at the same time, selecting a course that is full, or attempting to register for more than 18 credits per semester.

CONTACT US

 

Notice on Campus Visits

In light of the evolving Covid-19 situation and the University’s guidelines for on-campus activity, Columbia University SPS Admissions has suspended all in-person campus visits for the Fall 2020 semester. We invite prospective students to drop by our virtual walk-in hours with general admissions questions.

 

Weekly virtual walk-in hours 

Tuesdays (10:00 AM to 12:00 PM EDT)

Thursdays (12:00 PM to 2:00 PM EDT)

 

Admissions Counselors can connect you directly to students, alumni, faculty, and facilitate virtual class visits. You can also register for an information session. Our virtual events allow you to interact with our admissions staff and learn more about the Columbia SPS community.  If you have any questions, please contact our office at inquire@sps.columbia.edu or 212-854-9666. 

 

If you would like to receive more information about the M.S. in Sustainability Management program, please contact Samantha Ostrowski, Associate Director, at sostrowski@ei.columbia.edu.

Campus Visits, Graduate School Fairs & Company Presentations

We are eager to host you on the Columbia University campus or to meet you at one of our information sessions.

 

Our program offers a part-time option for working professionals. If your company would like to host an information session, please contact us. For more information about the graduate school fairs that we attend throughout the United States, please contact Chandler Precht, Program Manager at cprecht@ei.columbia.edu

 

Program Contacts

Samantha Ostrowski

Associate Director

sostrowski@ei.columbia.edu

Mariví Perdomo Caba

Senior Program Manager

mp3221@columbia.edu

 

Office of Admissions
School of Professional Studies
203 Lewisohn Hall
212-854-9666
sustainability@sps.columbia.edu

IMPORTANT DATES

 

APPLICATION DEADLINES

Spring 2021: November 1, 2020

Fall 2021: May 15, 2021

HBCU FELLOWSHIP DEADLINES

Program Application Deadline: December 30th

For more information about the HBCU Fellowship,

please visit this website or contact 

hbcu-fellowship@sps.columbia.edu.

If you would like to receive more information about the M.S. in Sustainability Science program, please submit your contact information below.

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