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Undergraduate Certificate Program

As environmental problems become more pervasive in society, environmental literacy is increasingly important for a variety of professions as well as for all citizens. Some of the most challenging problems faced by the global community involve environmental concerns. With an Environmental Studies Certificate from Ohio University, you will be better prepared to understand complex environmental issues and problems.

The Environmental Studies Certificate supplements your existing major with an interdisciplinary study of the biophysical environment and the complex interactions among humans, other organisms, and the environment. The program is open to students in any major, but it is especially relevant for educators and those seeking environmentally related careers in government, business, law, and consulting firms.
 

For more information click HERE to get to the 2012-13 Environmental Studies Certificate Program/Undergraduate Catalog

 
Certificate Requirements

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.

Certificate Hours Requirement

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

Core Requirements

Complete one of the following courses:

GEOG 1400 - Environmental Geography (3.0)
GEOL 2150 - Environmental Geology (3.0)

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.

Ecology

Complete one of the following courses:

BIOS 2200 - Conservation and Biodiversity (3.0)
BIOS 2750 - Ecology in the 21st Century (3.0)
BIOS 3750 - Animal Ecology (3.0)
PBIO 2090 - Plant Ecology (3.0)
PBIO 4350
- Plant Population Biology and Community Ecology (5.0)

Policy, Politics, and Regulation

Complete one of the following courses:

ECON 3130 - Economics of the Environment (3.0)
ECON 3140 - Natural Resource Economics (3.0)
ECON 3350 - Economics of Energy (3.0)
ECON 3710 - Cost Benefit Analysis (3.0)
EH 2000 - Introduction to Environmental Health and Safety (3.0)
GEOG 3460 - Environmental Law
POLS 4250 - Environmental and Natural Resources Politics and Policy (3.0)
POLS 4260 - Politics of the Contemporary Environmental Movement (3.0)
POLS 4840 - The Politics of Sustainability (3.0)
POLS 4880 - Environmental and Public Policy Dispute Resolution (3.0)

Natural and Physical Science

Complete one of the following courses:

BIOS 4290 - Marine Biology (3.0)
BIOS 4310 - Aquatic Biology (4.0)
BIOS 4810 - Animal COnservation Biology (3.0)
ES 4250 - Watershed Management (3.0)
CHEM 1010 - Chemistry Applied to Today's World (3.0)
CHEM 1210 - Principles of Chemistry I (4.0)
GEOG 3010 - Meteorology (4.0)
GEOG 3020 - Climatology (4.0)
GEOG 3150 - Landforms and Landscapes (3.0)
GEOG 3160 - Biogeography (3.0)
GEOL 2310 - Water and Pollution (3.0)
GEOL 3300 - Principles of Geomorphology (3.0)
GEOL 4270 - Water Geochemistry (3.0)
GEOL 4320 - Origin and Classification of Soils (3.0)
GEOLG 4800 - Principles of Hydrogeology (3.0)
PBIO 4380
- Soil Properties and Ecosystem Processes (4.0)

Social Sciences and Humanities

Complete one of the following courses:

ANTH 3780 - Human Ecology (3.0)
GEOG 3330 - Appalachia: Land and People (3.0)
GEOG 3430- Global Issues in Environment (3.0)
GEOG 4450 - Gender, Environment, and Development (3.0)
GEOG 4470 - Natural Resource Conservation (3.0)
GEOG 4560 - The City and the Environment (3.0)
HIST 3060 - American Environmental History (3.0)
PHIL 3350 - Environmental Ethics (3.0)
REC 3400 - Environmental Interpretation (3.0)
REC 4800 - Wilderness Literature (3.0)
SOC 4810
- Environmental Sociology (3.0)

Environmental Studies Synthesis

Complete one of the following courses:

ES 4500 - Environmental Studies Capstone Seminar (3.0)
ES 4910 - Environmental Studies Leadership Experience (1.0-5.0)

 

If you wish to find out more about the Environmental Studies Certificate Program, or to enroll, contact:

Dr. Geoffrey Dabelko
The Ridges, Building 21
T: (740) 593-2117
E: dabelkog@ohio.edu

Environmental Studies
Ohio University
The Ridges, Building 22, Room 119
Athens, OH 45701
T: (740) 593-9358
W:
www.ohio.edu/envstu

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Environmental Studies
Voinovich School of Leadership & Public Affairs
The Ridges Building 22, Ohio University
Email: mses@ohio.edu
Tel: 740-593-9358
Fax: 740-593-0924

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