Course Requirements

There are two components of the Graduate Certificate in Environmental Management:

  • 3 core courses (minimum 9 credits)
  • Completion of a 2 quarter team-based Keystone Project (8 credits)

**Please note that students must have completed at least one – and preferably two – core courses before enrolling in the Keystone Project course series.

The award of the Certificate is contingent on completion of the student’s graduate degree.

Core Courses

Students must complete three core courses, one in each of three elements of the Environmental Management curriculum: Environmental Policy, Business and the Environment, and Science Application.

Choose one course from each of the three areas below:

 

Keystone Project

Students must complete a two-quarter interdisciplinary team-based Keystone Project, which is conducted through the Keystone Project course sequence ENVIR 511, 512 offered Autumn and Winter Quarters.

**Please note that students must have completed at least one – and preferably two – core courses before enrolling in the Keystone Project course series.

  • Keystone Project I (ENVIR 511) (4 credits)
    Environmental Management Certificate Capstone Course. First course in a two quarter sequence.  Interdisciplinary project teams work with a faculty mentor and community partner to address regional environmental issues.
  • Keystone Project II (ENVIR 512) (4 credits)
    Environmental Management Certificate Capstone Course. Second course in a two quarter sequence.  Interdisciplinary project teams work with a faculty mentor and community partner to address regional environmental issues.

Grading/Assessment/Minimum Standards

The program complies with Graduate School standards for performance and completion. Student performance will be assessed in accord with standards in primary academic units. To successfully complete the certificate, the student must earn a cumulative GPA of 3.0 in all courses taken to fulfill the requirements, and no grade in any of these courses can be lower than 2.7.