The environmental studies certificate program is an 18-credit certificate that is designed for individuals who are looking to expand their knowledge and career opportunities. It is recommended that prospective students have college-level experience in chemistry, biology and mathematics before enrolling in the program. A bachelor's degree is recommended but not required prior to enrolling in the environmental studies certificate program.

Program Requirements: 18 credits

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 from the following:
LAES 3107  Environmental Geology
LAES 4016  Hydrogeology
LAES 4025  Climatology

This credit certificate is available as a stand-alone program and to all undergraduate degree students to complete as part of their studies, regardless of their majors. Students should consult with their academic advisor about how the certificate courses can fit into their individual academic and career plans.

Visit myDelVal to search for upcoming class 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 Stephanie Morace at 215.489.2904 or

Department of Education Gainful Employment Information

Learn more about costs, financing and job prospects associated with this certificate.

Gainful Employment Disclosures – 2019 Environmental Studies Certificate (PDF)