Distance Learning

We are excited to let you know that The Earth Institute Center for Environmental Sustainability is offering the following upcoming Fall Semester 2017 courses via distance learning as part of the Executive Education Program:

Fall 2017 Executive Education Distance Learning Courses:

Courses with a caret (^) fall within the Sustainable Food Systems Track

MODULE 1: September to October

MODULE 2: October to November

MODULE 3: November to December

The virtual classroom offers the same quality of teaching and academic support services available on Columbia University’s main campus. The Earth Institute’s integration of online, web-based learning with proven education methodologies enhances student-to-student and faculty-to-student communication and accommodates flexible learning:

  • Listen to and participate in interactive lectures and view PowerPoint presentations in real-time.
  • Immerse yourself in the classroom via a HD webcam.
  • Access course materials anytime on your own schedule.
  • Easy-to-use web interface with 24/7 technical support.
  • Courses meet once a week in the evenings and run for five weeks.
  • Provides an official transcript from Columbia University.

Online courses are also available for students to attend in-person.

Individual Course Registration Information


“This program thus far has been intellectually stimulating, and attending the classes are the highlight of my week. The professors are engaging and infectious in their passion for the subject matter, which makes the lectures a pleasure to attend.”


Interested in learning more?  Contact EICES at eices@columbia.edu.