Feb 26, 2024  
OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2019-20 
OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2019-20 [Archived Catalog]

Environmental Studies Certificate Program

Certificate code CTENVS

Voinovich School for Leadership and Public Affairs
The Ridges Building 22, Room 119
Athens, OH 45701
Phone: 740.593.9358
Fax: 740.593.0924


Dr. Geoff Dabelko, Director, Environmental Studies Program/contact person, dabelkog@ohio.edu
Cheryl Hanzel, Program Manager/contact person, hanzel@ohio.edu

Program Overview

The undergraduate certificate in environmental studies offers students in any major a means of enhancing their curriculum with environmental content. The certificate is multidisciplinary in that it requires students to complete classes in several disciplines. The program is open to students in any major, but it is especially relevant for those seeking environmentally related careers in education, government, business, law, and consulting firms.

Admissions Information

Freshman/First-Year Admission

No requirements beyond University admission requirements.

Change of Program Policy

No selective or limited admission requirements.

External Transfer Admission

No requirements beyond University admission requirements.

Opportunities Upon Graduation

The environmental studies certificate is a credential that enhances the degree of students in any major. The addition of this credential will contribute to a student’s competitiveness in the job market and it highlights the student’s multi-disciplinary foundation to address complex environmental challenges that require expertise across the natural, physical, and social sciences.


Certificate Hours Requirement

The environmental studies certificate program requires a minimum of 18 hours.

Core Requirements

Complete one of the following courses:

Interdisciplinary Programmatic Components

Complete one course from each of the following topics. Students cannot take more than two courses from the same department to fulfill the ecology, policy/politics, natural/physical sciences, and social sciences/humanities components. The certificate program is willing to review proposed course substitutions in these categories.


Complete one of the following courses:

Environmental Studies Synthesis

Complete one of the following courses: