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OHIO University Graduate Catalog 2020-21 
    
OHIO University Graduate Catalog 2020-21 [Archived Catalog]

Environmental Sustainability Certificate


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Environmental Sustainability Certificate – CTENVG

Environmental Studies Program
Voinovich School of Leadership and Public Affairs
Building 21, The Ridges
Ohio University
Athens, Ohio 45701
740.593.9381
gvsinfo@ohio.edu

Delivery Mode: Athens Campus

Terms of Entry: Fall, Spring, Summer

Enrollment Eligibility: Degree-seeking students. Ohio University graduate students not enrolled in the Master of Science in Environmental Studies are eligible for the Environmental Sustainability Graduate Certificate.

Certificate Overview

The Environmental Sustainability Graduate Certificate is an opportunity for graduate students who are not enrolled in the Master of Science in Environmental Studies (MSES) Program to get recognition for taking a cross-section of environmentally-themed courses from a variety of disciplines. The Graduate Certificate program helps graduate students develop skills and understanding of cross-cutting sustainability themes. Sustainability is a concept that is applied and debated across many disciplines including environmental studies, business, education, economics, engineering, chemistry, geography, geology, sociology, anthropology, political science, and biological sciences. The Environmental Sustainability Graduate Certificate is an opportunity for graduate students who are not enrolled in the MSES Program to get the benefits and recognition for taking a cross-section of environmentally-themed courses from a variety of disciplines. The Graduate Certificate program helps graduate students develop skills and understanding of cross-cutting sustainability themes. Students — whether full-time graduate students or working professionals — also improve their understanding of concepts of sustainability as they relate to their specific degree program or career. The certificate program facilitates a study of environmental sustainability through the specific lens of the economy, society, the environment, and technology.

Certificate Learning Outcomes

  • Describe environmental sustainability concepts and methods;
  • Evaluate sustainability issues from an interdisciplinary perspective;
  • Describe the value of community engagement.

Opportunities upon Completion

The Graduate Certificate in Environmental Sustainability helps students develop cross-cutting and applied analysis tools for tackling complex challenges in a wide range of professions. Today’s public and private sector employers value team-based problem solving across disciplines and topics. The interdisciplinary approach to the Environmental Sustainability Certificate fosters these skills and knowledge base through practical inside and outside the classroom experiences.  With students drawn from a wide range of graduate programs, the peer-to-peer learning opportunities provide additional benefits to the diverse faculty and staff resources within the Voinovich School and across campus.

Admission Requirements

No additional requirements beyond university graduate admission requirements.

International Students

This certificate program may be completed by students holding a valid F-1 or J-1 visa.

Completion Requirements

Students must complete a minimum of 15 credit hours to earn the certificate. Two Environmental Studies courses are required for all certificate students. The remaining credit hours are earned from courses across departments.

Required Courses


Complete the following courses for a total of 6 hours:

Electives


Complete one from each of the following categories:

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