Environmental Studies Certificate

Environmental Studies Certificate

Career Description

A certificate in Environmental Studies may help prepare you for careers in related fields in biology, chemistry, city and regional planning, fish and game wardens, geographic information systems, hydrology, occupational health and safety, sustainability, water resources, zoology, and wildlife biology.

Program Information

Environmental Studies is the interdisciplinary field of study concerned with problems in the relationship between humanity, society, and the natural environment. Of particular concern is the impact of technology on the natural environment and its implications for human welfare. Courses are designed to enrich students’ knowledge of biological, physical and social aspects of the environment and their awareness of environment related issues.

Program Outcomes

Graduates will be able to:

  • Demonstrate basic knowledge of environmental relationships.;
  • Think critically as they compare environmental processes with management of the world resources; and
  • Understand the importance of Natural Science as they relate to the interconnectedness of all things through their understanding of the forces of the universe, evolution, and the importance of Natural Resource Management around the world.

Special Program Requirements

In addition to the program requirements, students must meet the following conditions in order to graduate:

  1. College Cumulative GPA Requirement: cumulative grade point average (GPA) of credits attempted and completed at CLC must be at least 2.0;
  2. Residency Requirement: students must complete 25% of their credits at Central Lakes College.

Employment Statistics

For more information regarding employment statistics, career salary information and estimated job growth, follow the resource links below:

https://apps.deed.state.mn.us/lmi/ces/
http://www.bls.gov/ooh/home.htm
http://www.iseek.org/jobs/jobmarket.html

Program Course Requirements

Choose 15 credits from the following:
BIOL 1415  Environmental Biology, 3 cr
BIOL 2415  General Ecology, 4 cr
CHEM 1410  Environmental Chemistry, 3 cr
ENVR 1400  Introduction to Environmental Studies, 3 cr
ESCI 1444  Natural Disasters, 3 cr
ESCI 1451  Oceanography, 3 cr
ESCI 1452  Oceanography Lab, 1 cr
ESCI 1454  Planet Earth, 4 cr
SOCL 2422  Culture and Environment, 3 cr

GRADUATION REQUIREMENT – 15 CREDITS

Program Instructors

Jason Edens

Environmental Studies Instructor
Phone: 218-855-8124
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Scott Foster

Sociology Instructor
Phone: 218-855-8193
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David Kobilka

Earth Science Instructor
Phone: 218-855-8233
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Paul Mickelson

Biology Instructor
Phone: 218-855-8171

Kent Montgomery

Natural Resources Faculty
Phone: 218-855-8155
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