Environmental Ethics, Certificate

Certificate in Environmental Ethics (360006C)

This certificate program will offer coursework in philosophy intended to help those interested in environmental issues and the effects our individual and collective choices have on us and society at large. The certificate is designed for all students (non degree-seeking or degree-seeking, no matter what their degree program) who have an interest in environmental ethics.    

Program Contact
Dr. Christopher Buford
Undergraduate Advisor, Department of Philosophy

The following information has official approval of the Department of Philosophy and the Buchtel College of Arts & Sciences, but is intended only as a guide. Completion of this certificate is contingent upon many factors, including but not limited to: class availability, total number of required credits, work schedule, finances, family, course drops/withdrawals, successfully passing courses, prerequisites, among others.

The following courses constitute a “Certificate in Environmental Ethics” and must be completed with a minimum grade point average of 2.0 overall for the certificate to be noted on the student’s record.


Required Courses6
Total Hours12

Required Courses

PHIL:207Food Ethics3
PHIL:365Environmental Ethics3
Total Hours6


Complete six credits:6
Theory & Evidence
Critical Thinking
Advanced Topics in Ethics 1
Business Ethics
Philosophy of Feminism
Seminar in Philosophy 1
Senior Honors Project in Philosophy 1
Individual Study in Philosophy 1
Total Hours6