(SIMS Code: 112999)
The Environmental Studies Certificate is designed for students already holding a bachelor’s degree (in any field) who desire to increase their understanding of the theoretical and applied approaches to environmental problems and issues. This is not a certificate program in the hard sciences, but rather is intended to provide diverse ways for students to develop knowledge of the causes and consequences of the human impact on the environment and the impact on humans of philosophical, political, economic, spatial, and natural science perspectives. This professional development program offers a multi-disciplinary approach to environmental studies for natural resource managers, teachers, community activists, and others who are concerned about the interaction of people and the environment.
Students must complete the required units with a 2.5 grade point average. A bachelor’s degree from a university is also required.
Students interested in the Environmental Studies Certificate will normally enroll in courses through Open University. Prior to enrollment, contact Dr. Donna L. Ross, School of Teacher Education, to develop an approved program of coursework.