Useful information and forms that help current certificate students through the logistics of the Executive Education Certificate Program are found below.
Enrollment and Course Registration
Once successfully admitted into the Certificate Program or individual Certificate courses, you need to enroll through the Columbia University registration process. For more information, please visit the Registration Instructions page.
Open course registration starts approximately one week prior to the beginning of each semester and continues through the add/drop period, which ends approximately one week into the semester.
You must register for at least one course before the start of the term in order to avoid being charged a late registration fee.
To add or drop courses during the semester please send an Add / Drop form to Desmond Beirne. Dropping of any Certificate course must be requested via e-mail to EICES prior to the second class session otherwise you are billed in full for the course tuition.
For course information please see the course descriptions webpage.
Tuition and Financial Aid
Tuition for each 10-hour course is $720.*
Field courses include other non-tuition costs such as food and lodging.
The Certificate Program is a non-credit bearing program and therefore does not qualify for federal student loans or university financial aid. However, there are other financing options available.
EICES offers fellowship each semester. Those interested in receshould complete the corresponding section in the Program application form.
* Tuition rates valid through July 2012
Independent Study Projects (ENVB 0400)
An independent study course is proposed and, depending on the research topic, replaces one course in any category, except Science Fundamentals. The proposed course needs to be approved by and completed with a faculty adviser. This course is treated as directed readings-style enrollment with no scheduled class meetings but guided by the adviser. Regular tuition charges apply. To begin an independent study, ENVB 0400: Project in Conservation, please contact Desmond Beirne.
Program Progress and Graduation
Columbia University’s Certificate in Conservation and Environmental Sustainability is awarded to those who satisfactorily complete 12 modules (comprising 120 hours of instruction) in the Center for Environmental Research and Conservation’s program. Once enrolled, you can complete the coursework in as few as nine months or up to three years. You must enroll in at least two courses per semester in order to maintain standing and complete the program within three years.
For questions or concerns please contact Desmond Beirne at 212-854-0149, email@example.com