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Top Certificate Programs in Environmental Studies

A certificate allows students to have academic proof of a certain skill set. It’s typically designed for students who wish to bridge the gap between previous education and a future degree program. Programs typically last from nine months to two years.

What is a certificate in environmental studies? This credential gives students the opportunity to acquire more knowledge in the study of nature and the environment. The objective of this program can include learning how to navigate the fields of energy efficiency, alternative energy and environmental sustainability. Students may also study environmental dilemmas and how to resolve them. Some programs offer the option to take additional subjects like technology and the environment and social science.

Students who take this program can gain a more holistic understanding of environmental issues in general as well as skills in analyzing specific problems in today’s world, problem-solving and communicating with key stakeholders in this field. This can help advance careers.

The cost of a certificate in environmental studies varies depending on tuition rates and the length of the program of choice. Another factor is whether one studies online or on campus.

Students who successfully complete a certificate program in environmental studies may be well-prepared to pursue additional education in this field. Some move on to more advanced degrees in environmental studies or resource management. By advancing their knowledge and skills, they may have the opportunity to undertake careers as conservationists, foresters, ecologists, advocates, policymakers, researchers and other experts who have a passion for preservation or problem-solving when it comes to humans and the natural world.

A number of educational institutions may offer a certificate in environmental studies. If your schedule is already full or you don't have easy access to a university, consider online study options. Search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.

 

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9 Results in Environmental Studies

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Enhance your transformative thinking and action to build sustainable integrated landscapes and contribute our world’s SDGs. ... [+]

Enhance your transformative thinking and action to build sustainable integrated landscapes and contribute our world’s SDGs.

We’re facing a number of complex and interrelated problems such as rising food prices, economic downturn, climate change, and increased competition on the use of natural resources.

Integrated landscape approaches have the power to help us solve these problems. They offer new insights and opportunities for sustainable development but demand new skills and knowledge.

To achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), diverse landscape stakeholders need to find common ground and learn to understand plural and complex landscape issues, processes, and perspectives.... [-]

USA Cambridge
November 2020
Full-time
Part-time
12 weeks
Online
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Learn why the transition to a cleaner power sector is so important. Gain an understanding of the changes needed to clean up our energy supplies. Equip yourself to be part ... [+]

Learn why the transition to a cleaner power sector is so important. Gain an understanding of the changes needed to clean up our energy supplies. Equip yourself to be part of this vital, global change.

The power sector is at a critical juncture. We urgently need to reduce the fossil fuel intensity of our power generation mix and, in many countries, power sector reform can bring other benefits, such as improvements in health and economic growth. In this program, experts from Imperial College London will explain why and how to clean up the power sector in your country, illustrated with current, real-life case studies and practical advice. Key global figures from the public and private sector add their own personal and professional perspectives to this course.... [-]

USA Cambridge
December 2019
Full-time
Part-time
15 - 18 weeks
Online
University of California, Irvine - Division of Continuing Education

Compliance with regulatory requirements, remediation and planning for sustainability greatly influences corporate operational issues and business decisions. UC Irvine Cer ... [+]

Overview

Compliance with regulatory requirements, remediation and planning for sustainability greatly influences corporate operational issues and business decisions. UC Irvine Certificate Program in Environmental Management prepares professionals at every career level to meet the challenges of the expanding regulatory framework and the increasing need for sustainable and green initiatives in the rapidly changing environmental profession.

Who Should Enroll

Individuals transitioning into the environmental field; specialists and mid-level experienced professionals who want to enhance and update their skills and knowledge to be better prepared for additional technical and management responsibilities.... [-]

USA USA Online
Open Enrollment
Full-time
9 - 15 months
Online
University of Johannesburg

The Department of Quality and Operations Management at the University of Johannesburg, offers certificate courses to individuals who would like to upgrade their formal qu ... [+]

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South Africa Johannesburg
February 2020
Part-time
3 months
Campus
University of British Columbia - Faculty of Applied Science

The Graduate Certificate in Global Mine Waste Management (GCGMWM) is designed to meet the growing need for the professional development of mining industry professionals f ... [+]

The Graduate Certificate in Global Mine Waste Management (GCGMWM) is designed to meet the growing need for the professional development of mining industry professionals focusing on tailings and mine waste management. Interest in Mine Waste Management is growing rapidly. The recent attention to tailings management initiated by the Mount Polley Tailings Dam Failure and the subsequent catastrophic failure in Brazil at Samarco has created a demand for more advanced course work for professionals in Mine Waste Management.

The program consists of a total of four core courses, 12 credits in total. The courses will be offered over two consecutive years. Students have the opportunity to ladder the course work from the certificate into a Master of Engineering or Master of Applied Science Degree in Mining Engineering.... [-]

Canada Vancouver
September 2019
Full-time
2 years
Online & Campus Combined
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The 17 Sustainable Development Goals established by the United Nations were established as a map to guide for action-oriented people who understand the need to work on a ... [+]

Overview Duration: 12 weeks Language: English Terms: Fall, Spring, Credit: 16

The 17 Sustainable Development Goals established by the United Nations were established as a map to guide for action-oriented people who understand the need to work on a balance of economic, environmental and social forces and programs needed to develop this wonderful world we live in. These are just some of the topics at stake.

Choose 4 of the following courses for a Certificate in: Sustainability and Environmental impact Sustainable Development and Environmental awareness Agroecology and Sustainable Food Systems Climate Change and adaptations Costa Rican Environmental Policy Sustainable Consumption and Production Environmental Impact and Social development Gender and Sustainability Sustainable Lifestyles Sustainability and resource management in the ancient world Biotechnology and Sustainability (Spring) ... [-]
Costa Rica San José
September 2019
Full-time
12 weeks
Campus
Tufts University - Graduate School of Arts and Sciences

The certificate in Community Environmental Studies (CES), offered by the Department of Urban and Environmental Policy and Planning, provides professional training for car ... [+]

Best Certificate Programs in Environmental Studies 2019. Community Environmental Studies Certificate 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. ... [-]
USA Medford
August 2019
Part-time
Campus
Tecnológico de Monterrey (Educación Continua Presencial)

The objective of this program is to increase your skills, experience and professional CV through a document that will guarantee your knowledge based on the international ... [+]

objective

Increase your skills, experience and professional curriculum through a document that will assess your knowledge based on the international standard ISO 9001: 2015 and ISO 19011: 2011.

BenefitsYou will learn the content, phases, types, preparation and execution of an audit, as well as reports, records, follow-ups and corrective actions generated from the same audit.Addressed to

Environmental managers, internal auditors to the environmental management system, auditors of quality systems, and key personnel in the implementation of ISO 14001 systems.

Content of the program

The Certification of Leader Auditor ISO 14001: 2015 accredited by Exemplar Global consists of a module, which totals 40 hours of study in total.... [-]

Mexico Monterrey Santiago de Querétaro
May 2019
Full-time
Part-time
40 hours
Campus
Montana Tech

Students learn about landscape/ecosystem restoration and how to plan industrial activities to avoid long-term ecological damage. They engage in restoring damaged landscap ... [+]

Biological Sciences Restoration Certificate

The environmental lessons learned in Butte resulted in core restoration ecology knowledge, which has been applicable in many other affected communities.

Today's industry seeks graduates with expertise in mining, energy, transportation, and production, but who also understand how to design and conduct these activities in a sustainable, cost-effective way that minimizes long-term environmental damage and the associated clean-up, reclamation, and restoration costs.

Students learn about landscape/ecosystem restoration and how to plan industrial activities to avoid long-term ecological damage. They engage in restoring damaged landscapes; learning about permitting and site engineering; and how to reestablish, monitor, and maintain native vegetation.... [-]

USA Butte
August 2019
Full-time
16 weeks
Campus