The environmental studies certificate program is designed for individuals who already hold a bachelor degree and are seeking additional academic credit in the environmental field to expand their knowledge and career opportunities, such as those employed with engineering firms.This 18-credit certificate consists of required and elective courses and it is recommended that prospective students complete college level courses in chemistry, biology and mathematics before enrolling in the program.

Required Courses

LAES-2004 Soils
LAES-3125 Principles of Ecology
LAES-3140 Environmental Impacts
LAES-3220 Watershed Management
LAES-4015 Regional Land Use Planning

Select one elective (three credits)
LAES-3107 Environmental Geology
LAES-4015 Regional Land Use Planning
LAES-4016 Hydrogeology
LAES-4025 Climatology

Visit MyDelVal to search for upcoming sections. Applicants for the environmental studies certificate should complete the Office of Continuing and Professional and Studies Application for Degree Candidacy form. Questions? Please contact Linda Lefevre at 215.489.2933 or


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Certificate in Environmental Studies Cost of Program 2011-12

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* Based on a full-time resident program, most students are non-resident part-time

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36 weeks-2 semesters plus a summer session

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Employment (SOC codes)

The US Department of Labor’s Standard Occupational Classification code that the Certificate in Environmental Studies prepares students to enter:

19-4091.00 - Environmental Science and Protection Technicians, Including Health

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