This 18-credit certificate consists of required (R) and elective (E) courses. The Office of Continuing and Professional Studies recommends that prospective students complete college level courses in chemistry, biology and mathematics before enrolling in the program.

  • AE2004 Soils (R)
  • AE3125 Principles of Ecology (R)
  • AE3140 Environmental Impacts (R)
  • AE3220 Hydrology (R)
  • AE3107 Environmental Geology (E)
  • AE4015 Regional Land Use Planning (R)
  • AE4025 Climatology (E)
  • AE4016 Hydrogeology (E)

Applicants for the environmental studies certificate should complete the Office of Continuing and Professional and Studies' Application for Degree Candidacy form. Questions? 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

Length of Program

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36 weeks-2 semesters plus a summer session

% of graduates who completed on time


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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