Environmentalists and concerned citizens alike face the challenge of keeping pace with politically and technically complex issues. The growing sophistication of the environmental movement brings new demands to link conservation and preservation, environmental justice, and safety and health in the workplace and community.
The certificate in Community Environmental Studies (CES), offered by the Department of Urban and Environmental Policy and Planning, provides professional training for careers in today's evolving environmental field. The interdisciplinary curriculum is designed to clarify career goals for those who may be considering environmental work, as well as enhance the skills of professionals already in the field. Participants also have access to activities of the Tufts Institute of the Environment (TIE), which supports an interdisciplinary network of initiatives including research, conferences, and speakers.
Who Should Apply?
The certificate in Community Environmental Studies is open to students with a bachelor's degree and is especially appropriate for:
People in the community and environmental organizations who want to increase their environmental expertise.
Mid-career professionals seeking to apply their skills to environmental work.
Business people working with communities on environmental issues.
Students interested in earning a graduate degree often can apply the certificate courses toward a Tufts master's degree in urban and environmental policy and planning.