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College of Science & Engineering

Department of Environmental & Sustainability Sciences

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In addition to degrees, we offer certificates in certain specific areas of study.  Each certificate is 12 hours of coursework from a list of approved courses, plus 1 hour of presentations (ENSC40001) for a total of 13 hours. The six certificates are:

Sustainability For those looking at water, energy and natural resource management Advising Faculty: Becky Johnson
Environmental Management For those seeking an environmental consulting or compliance-centered career Advising Faculty: Becky Johnson
Water Science For those interested in surface water quality, hydrology, groundwater, and wetlands Advising Faculty: Becky Johnson
Wildlife Management For those interested in wildlife management and conservation Advising Faculty: Dr. Tory Bennett
Environmental Modeling & Data Analytics For those interested in modeling, programming, statistics and data management Advising Faculty: Dr. Gehendra Kharel
Geoscience Fundamentals For those interested in pursuing professional geoscientist licensure Advising Faculty: Becky Johnson

Most certificates have several classes to choose from, along with a 1-hour presentations course.  Unlike a minor, courses that you take for your major can “double-dip” for certificates.  Additionally, some students who want to pursue more than one certificate and courses can double dip there as well!

We require a grade of C or better for certificate courses.

Certificates are a great way to distinguish yourself and build a resume that gets noticed!