Graduate Certificate in Environmental Restoration

EnviroSciPic The Environmental Science Program offers the Environmental Restoration certificate for graduate students who wish to pursue an environmental restoration position upon graduation, professionals looking to increase their knowledge base   and/or    advance professionally    and anyone considering becoming a Certified Ecological Restoration Practitioner (CERP). The Society for Ecological Restoration (SER) administers the CERP program, which covers a rigorous assessment of academic credentials, including courses in ecological restoration, biological science, physical science, resource management and conservation, and quantitative science. FAU's Environmental Restoration certificate can help students fulfill those requirements by bolstering their credentials in the assessed disciplines by drawing upon courses from environmental science, geosciences, biology, chemistry, urban and regional planning, and civil engineering. Students interested in SER's professional certification should consult with an Environmental Science program advisor to review their academic credentials and tailor their Environmental Restoration certificate plan of study to maximize the certificate's benefits to their academic credentials. 

The certificate consists of a minimum of 18 credits, including two core courses, and four electives are chosen from a minimum of three of the four elective focal areas. All courses must be completed with a grade of “C” or better to be counted toward the  certificate.

Apply for the Graduate Environmental Restoration Certificate

Environmental Restoration Core Courses
Environmental Restoration EVR 6334 3
Restoration Implementation and Management EVR 6358 3

Elective Foci (Choose a total of four electives from a minimum of three of the four elective focal areas).

Biological Science Electives
Advanced Plant Physiology and Advanced Plant Physiology Lab BOT 6506, BOT 6506L 4
Advanced Ecology PCB 6046 3
Ecological Theory PCB 6406 3
Environmental Physiology PCB 6749 3
Physiology of Marine Animals PCB 6775 3
Coral Reef Systems and Coral Reef Systems Lab OCB 6266, OCB 6266L 4
The Biology of Sea Turtles ZOO 6406 3
Biology of Sharks and Their Relatives ZOO 6409 3


Physical Science Electives
Soil Stabilization and Geosynthetics CEG 6124 3
Chemistry for Environmental Scientists CHS 6611 3
Open-Channel Hydraulics CWR 6235 3
Paleoenvironmental Reconstruction EVR 6931 3
Environmental Geochemistry GLY 5243 3
Shore Erosion and Protection GLY 5575C 3
Coastal Environments GLY 6737 3
Methods in Hydrogeology GLY 6838 3
Benchmark Developments in Hydrogeology GLY 6897 3


Resource Management and Conservation Electives
Scientific Communication BSC 6846 3
Culture, Conservation and Land Use GEO 6337 3
Marine Fisheries Ecology and Management OCB 6715C 3
Conservation Biology PCB 6045 3
Environmental Analysis in Planning URP 6425 3
Environmental Policy and Programs URP 6429 3


Quantitative Science Electives
Digital Image Analysis GIS 5033C 3
Remote Sensing of the Environment GIS 5038C 3
Principles of Geographic Information Systems GIS 5051C 3
Applications in Geographic Information Systems GIS 5100C 3
Programming in Geographic Information Systems GIS 5103C 3
Photogrammetry and Aerial Photography Interpretation GIS 6028C 3
LIDAR Remote Sensing and Applications GIS 6032C 3
Advanced Remote Sensing GIS 6039 3
Geospatial Databases GIS 6112C 3
Hyperspectral Remote Sensing GIS 6127 3
Spatial Data Analysis GIS 6306 3
Data Processing and Modeling of Marine Systems OCB 6673 3
Experimental Design and Biometry PCB 6456 4
Statistics for Urban Planning URP 6211 3


Additional Information
The Charles E. Schmidt College of Science offers unparalleled experiential learning opportunities to prepare the next generation of scientists and problem solvers.
Charles E. Schmidt College of Science
Florida Atlantic University
777 Glades Rd, SE-43
Boca Raton, FL 33431
Fax: (561) 297-3292