Certificate Program in Conservation & Environmental Sustainability

Evening courses that provide professionals with the knowledge and tools to be effective environmental leaders and decision makers in the 21st century. Classes provide an in-depth and fundamental understanding of conservation science and practice through case study analysis, practical tools training, and environmental policy, management, and finance courses where environmental issues are discussed, debated, and examined.

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:

- Spring 2014 Course Calendar (PDF Download)
Spring 2014 Course Descriptions (PDF Download)

Individual Course Registration Information

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)