The EICES Certificate Program allows professionals from all sectors to gain the knowledge and tools to make sound decisions about business activities and policy practices that impact the environment. Courses are taught by Columbia University professors and researchers from the Consortium for Environmental Research and Conservation (CERC) as well as adjunct faculty and current practitioners from both the public and private sectors. Their breadth of experience and diverse set of perspectives allow the Certificate Program curriculum to reflect scientific expertise and current hands-on approaches to environmental sustainability. As a platform for integrated and holistic thinking on the interconnectedness of nature’s systems, the Certificate Program offers the unique opportunity to address complex environmental issues and to arrive implementable and measurable solutions.
This program is designed for working professionals:
- No previous coursework or scientific knowledge is required.
- Evening classes are held from 6:10 p.m. to 8:10 p.m. at Columbia University in New York City as well as online via the EICES Distance Learning Program.
- Optional weekend field courses are also offered.
- Classes meet once a week for five weeks (10 hours total per course).
- Courses may be taken on an individual basis or toward completion of the 12-course Certificate in Conservation & Environmental Sustainability.
- The full Certificate may be completed in as little as nine months.
- Students receive an official transcript from Columbia University.
- Rolling admissions – you may apply at any time.
Upcoming Certificate Courses – 2014
Module 1: January – February
Evolution: Darwin to DNA (begins Jan. 27)
The Little Things: Chemical, Microbial, & Biological Oceanography (Feb. 6)
Module 2: February – March
Psychology of Environmental Decision-Making & Sustainable Behavior (begins Feb. 25) *NEW*
Climate & Biodiversity (Feb. 26)
Systems & Sustainability (Mar. 3)
Coral Reef Ecology: Bermuda – International Field Experience (Spring Break: March 19 – 23, 2014)
Module 3: April – May
Disease Ecology (begins Apr. 14)
Population & Sustainable Development (Apr. 8) *NEW*
Forest Management & Conservation (May 8)
Module 4: May – June
Introduction to Environmental Policy (begins May 13)
Scenarios for Sustainability: The Future of Investing (May 22)