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 natur… Read more

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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Tufts University - Graduate School of Arts and Sciences
Medford, USA

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

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. -
Certificate
Part-time
English
Jan 2020
Campus
 
University of British Columbia - Faculty of Applied Science
Vancouver, Canada

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

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. -
Certificate
Online & Campus Combined
Full-time
2 years
English
May 2020
Online & Campus Combined
Campus
Online
 
Montana Tech
Butte, USA

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

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. -
Certificate
Full-time
16 weeks
English
Campus
 
University of Antwerp
Antwerp, Belgium

Huge challenges need urgent solutions. Learn about both, and become part of the solutions! Global climate change is mainly caused by emissions due to peoples’ daily energy use ... +

Huge challenges need urgent solutions. Learn about both, and become part of the solutions! Global climate change is mainly caused by emissions due to peoples’ daily energy uses. ‘Think globally, act locally’ is necessary to trigger urgent and drastic changes. -
Postgraduate Certificate
Part-time
English
Sep 2020
01 Sep 2020
Campus
 
VERITAS
San José, Costa Rica

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 balan ... +

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. -
Certificate
Full-time
12 weeks
English
Jan 2020
Campus
 
University of Johannesburg
Johannesburg, South Africa

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

The Department of Quality and Operations Management at the University of Johannesburg, offers certificate courses to individuals who would like to upgrade their formal qualification. -
Certificate
Part-time
3 months
English
Jan 2020
Campus
 
edX
Cambridge, USA

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. -
Certificate
Full-time
Part-time
12 weeks
English
30 Nov 2020
Online
 
University of California, Irvine - Division of Continuing Education
USA Online, USA

Compliance with regulatory requirements, remediation and planning for sustainability greatly influences corporate operational issues and business decisions. This certificate p ... +

Compliance with regulatory requirements, remediation and planning for sustainability greatly influences corporate operational issues and business decisions. This certificate 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. -
Certificate
Part-time
9 months
English
Online
 
UAO - Universidad Autónoma de Occidente
Cali, Colombia

The Autonomous University of the West offers the Specialization Program in Environmental Management in the VIRTUAL modality, with the purpose of contributing to form the highl ... +

The Autonomous University of the West offers the Specialization Program in Environmental Management in the VIRTUAL modality, with the purpose of contributing to form the highly qualified human resources, necessary to support from the technical point of view the development of the different components of the National Environmental System (Ministry of the Environment, Regional Corporations, Municipal Environmental Planning and Management Units, Public Enterprises, Non-Governmental Organizations and the Productive and Services Sector). -
Postgraduate Certificate
Full-time
12 months
Spanish
Jan 2020
Online
 
Columbia Southern University
Orange Beach, USA

CSU offers Graduate Certificate Environmental Management Program. The Graduate Certificate Program fully utilize courses from the CSU degree concentrations.

CSU offers Graduate Certificate Environmental Management Program. The Graduate Certificate Program fully utilize courses from the CSU degree concentrations. -
Graduate Certificate
Part-time
Sep 2020
Online
 
edX
Cambridge, USA

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 t ... +

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. -
Certificate
Full-time
Part-time
15 weeks
English
Online