EXPANDING AND STRENGTHENING THE
INSTITUTIONALIZED MULTIDISCIPLINARY CERTIFICATE:
DISASTER AND COASTAL STUDIES (DCS)
DR. MEHERUN LAIJU
The DCS certificate provides a comprehensive curriculum, which incorporates a multidisciplinary perspective in understanding the nature of disasters and the organizational issues inherent in the planning, preparedness, management, and mitigation of disaster events. The program also provides training in essential interdisciplinary technical skills such as Geographical Information Systems (GIS) and provides field experiences for students through internships with end-users.