Environmental Studies Certificate

Environmental Studies Certificate

Career Description

A certificate in Environmental Studies may help prepare you for careers in related fields in clean energy, sustainability, biology, environmental education, chemistry, city and regional planning, environmental engineering, hydrology, occupational health and safety, 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;
  • Critically compare local and global environmental problems, processes, management and solutions;
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the importance of environmental literacy and its influence on societal decision-making.

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.

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Program Course Requirements

Choose 16 credits from the following:
BIOL 1415  Environmental Biology, 4 cr
BIOL 2415  General Ecology, 4 cr
CHEM 1410 Environmental Chemistry, 3 cr
ENVR 1400  Introduction to Environmental Studies, 3 cr
ENVR 2410 Minnesota and the Environment, 3 cr
ESCI 1444  Natural Disasters, 3 cr
ESCI 1451  Oceanography, 3 cr
ESCI 1452  Oceanography Lab, 1 cr
ESCI 1454  Planet Earth OR
ESCI 1455* Honors Planet Earth, 4cr
SOCL 2422  Culture and Environment, 3 cr

*Denotes prerequisites

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