Graduate Certificate in Environmental Studies

The graduate certificate in Environmental Studies is a five course program emphasizing Humanities and Social Science approaches to the study of the environment. It provides an academic forum for understanding environmental issues in their social, symbolic, historical and political dimensions.


The Graduate Certificate has been designed to meet a variety of student needs:

  1. Graduate students currently enrolled in masters and doctoral programs who can build from a concentration in environmental studies.
  2. Community professionals and activists engaged in environmentally-focused agencies and governmental offices.
  3. Teachers needing certification courses.
  4. Teachers searching for an environmental issues component for their curricula.


The Certificate consists of a minimum of five courses passed with a B or better. No more than two courses from the same department will count towards the certificate.

Choose five of the following courses; no more than two from a single department will count toward the certificate:

  • AMH 5905 Reading in American History: American Environmental History
  • AMH 6939 Seminar in U.S. History: American environmental History
  • ANT 5195 Zooarchaeology
  • ANT 6589 Seminar in Biological Anthropology I
  • CST 7306 Science as a Public Matter
  • CST 7930 Wilderness in the 21st Century
  • CST 7931 Special Topics: Biological Borderlines - Bioethics and Biotechnogy
  • GEO 6428 Seminar in Cultural Geography
  • GEO 6148 Advanced Research in Remote Sensing
  • GEO 6208 Graduate Field Camp
  • LIT 5006 Literary Genres & Themes: Literature and the Environment
  • MMC 6801 Media and the Environment
  • PUP 6208 Urban Environmental Politics
  • PUP 6105 Politics of Planning and Growth Managment
  • URP 6425 Environmental Analysis
  • WST 6350 Women, Environment, Ecofeminism, Environmental Justice
  • DIS Directed independent study in any supporting department. Limited to one course

New courses will be added to the program in the future.

For more information, or to register for the program, please contact us.