2011-2012 University Catalog 
2011-2012 University Catalog

Environmental Management Undergraduate Certificate

Banner Code:  SC-CERB-EVMG

This undergraduate certificate in environmental management is for students interested in environmental issues. The program consists of a minimum of 27 credits, most of which, with appropriate planning, may be counted toward fulfilling BS or BA requirements in biology, geography, earth science, urban systems engineering, and other natural and social sciences.

The curriculum provides a substantive appreciation of the biological, physical, and social aspects of environmental problems and methods for their analysis and resolution. The program should particularly interest students wishing to pursue graduate work or seeking employment in the environmental field. Inquiries should be made to the director of the environmental management certificate program.

Students receiving the certificate must hold a baccalaureate degree or be earning a baccalaureate degree from Mason at the time they receive the certificate. As an entry-level requirement, students must complete a two-semester laboratory science sequence in environmental science, biology, chemistry, or geology. Only courses with a grade of C or better are counted toward the certificate program.

Students select at least 27 credits of course work chosen in consultation with the certificate director. The courses are divided into five categories. Courses listed in more than one category can satisfy the requirements of only one. Any substitution in the following list requires permission from the certificate director.

This program of study is offered by the Department of Environmental Science and Policy in the College of Science .

Certificate Requirements

Environmental methods (one course):


* Biology majors are required to complete two courses in physical or social perspective; geology or earth science majors are required to complete two courses in biological or social perspective. Social science majors are required to complete two courses in physical or biological perspective.

Total: 27 credits