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Certificate Program

NEW! Environmental Science and Society certificate program

The Environmental Science and Society certificate will enhance the preparation of students for careers in the environmental field. Students will learn to use problem-oriented, interdisciplinary approaches to recognize, comprehend and resolve complex environmental issues. Coursework will address the ethical, social, and historical context for environmental issues and the associations between human and natural systems.

Certificates are officially recognized credentials that allow you to develop a specialized skill set. Bachelor’s degree programs can include a certificate or they can be taken as a stand-alone program, which makes certificates ideal for working professionals looking to boost their skills. 

Program Requirements (18-20 credits total)

Required Courses (12-13 credits)

GEG 101 World Natural Environments or GES 123 Environmental Earth Science

BIO 104 Environmental Biology or BIO 213 Introduction to Ecology, Evolution, and Behavior

PHI 113 Environmental Ethics

ENS 300 Environmental Case Studies

Electives (6-7 credits)

Environmental Science elective (select one)

BIO 315 Ecology

CHE 315 Environmental Chemistry and Technology

GEG 307 Conservation and Environmental Management

GEG 478 Global Change

GES 350 Environmental Geochemistry

GES 460 Environmental Field Methods and Analysis

Environment and Society elective (select one)

ANT 307 Urban Anthropology

ANT 335 Ethnoprimatology

ANT 367 Culture and Ecology

ECO 312 Urban Economics

ECO 355 The Economics of Energy and Environment

ENG 247 Nature Writing

HIS 330 U.S. Environmental History

HIS 413 Latin American Environmental History

PSC 305 Environmental Policy

PSC 306 Politics of Energy

PSY 370 Environmental Psychology I

SOC 353 Environment and Society

For more information, contact:

Dr. Elisa Bergslien, Program Coordinator

Science and Math Complex 135

(716) 878-3793


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Environmental Studies Interdisciplinary Unit

1300 Elmwood Ave  •  165 Science and Math Complex •  Buffalo, NY 14222