Environmental Education Undergraduate Certificate

Environmental Education

This certificate is jointly offered by Department of Biology and Department of Geography, Geology and Planning and provides coursework to improve or broaden the student’s background knowledge of environmental related topics and provides instruction on techniques for presenting environmental topics in formal and in nonformal education settings.  It also provide exposure to and access to a variety of national and regional environmental education resources that participants can use when developing their own educational programs in the future. 

This certificate is administered by the College of Natural and Applied Science.

Admission requirement

The Environmental Education Certificate program is open to all interested persons.       

Program requirements (14-16 hours)

  1. GRY 108(3), BIO 561(2)
  2. Complete three courses from following electives from at least two different prefixes (course codes). Only one internship and one field course can count toward this program. Cannot count both BIO 547 and GLG 547. Other courses approved by the faculty advisor for the program may be substituted on a case-by-case basis. BIO 399(1-3), BIO 485(1-3), BIO 527(1-4), BIO 547(3), BIO 564(2), BIO 579(4); GRY 318(3), GRY 328(3), GRY 348(3), GRY 353(2), GRY 399(1-3); GLG 110(4), GLG 115(3), GLG 171(3), GLG 350(3), GLG 360(1-3), GLG 399(1-3), GLG 547(3)
  3. All candidates must satisfy the General University Certificate Requirements.

Completion requirements

Students must take a minimum of five courses as designated and approved and must have an GPA of 2.50 or better in the courses required to receive the certificate. Students must satisfy all prerequisites for any courses they take in the program or they must obtain departmental approval to waive any prerequisites.