Academic Catalog

Environmental Studies Certificate

Program

This graduate certificate program is designed for environmental professionals who wish to broaden their background or update their skills. In order to satisfy the course prerequisites, it is recommended that students have an undergraduate degree in one of the natural sciences, engineering, or a strong background in mathematics and science. For advising please contact the Director of the Center for Environmental Studies in the Department of Geosciences.

Admission

To participate in the program the student should:

  • Be formally admitted to The University of Akron as a graduate or non-degree graduate student.
  • Make a written application to the program and receive written notification of admission from the Center for Environmental Studies.

Requirements

A plan of study will be developed in consultation with the Director of the Center for Environmental Studies. Students must complete the core requirement and a minimum of 14 credits from the list of electives or other courses approved by the Director. Electives must be selected from a minimum of three different departments.

Core (required) - 2 credits

  • 3370:580 Seminar in Environmental Studies (2 credits) - may be repeated as an elective

Electives - minimum of 14 credits

  • 3100:521 Tropical Field Biology (4 credits)
  • 3100:526 Wetland Ecology (4 credits)
  • 3100:660 Environmental Physiology (3 credits)
  • 3100:624 Advanced Aquatic Ecology (4 credits)
  • 3350:505 Geographic Information Systems (3 credits)
  • 3350:507 Advanced Geographic Information Systems (3 credits)
  • 3350:547 Remote Sensing (3 credits)
  • 3350:549 Advanced Remote Sensing (3 credits)
  • 3350:595 Soil & Water Field Studies (3 credits)
  • 3370:511 Glacial Geology (3 credits)
  • 3370:570 Geochemistry (3 credits)
  • 3370:574 Groundwater Hydrology (3 credits)
  • 3370:580 Seminar in Environmental Studies (2 credits)
  • 3370:661 Geologic Record of Past Global Change (3 credits)
  • 3370:674 Advanced Ground Water Hydrology (3 credits)
  • 3400:571 American Environmental History (3 credits)
  • 3470:561 Applied Statistics (4 credits)
  • 3850:686 Populationn (3 credits)
  • 4200:563 Pollution Control (3 credits)
  • 4200:750 Advanced Pollution Control (3 credits)
  • 4300:523 Chemistry for Environmental Engineers (3 credits)
  • 4300:526 Environmental Engineering Design (3 credits)
  • 4300:527 Water Quality Modeling & Management (3 credits)
  • 4300:528 Hazardous & Solid Wastes (3 credits)
  • 4300:620 Sanitary Engineering Problems (2 credits)
  • 4300:621 Environmental Engineering Principles (4 credits)
  • 4300:631 Soil Remediation (3 credits)
  • 4300:731 Bioremediation (3 credits)
  • 9200:661 Environmental Law (3 credits)