The Certificate in Environmental Science and Policy (ESP) is designed for individuals working in fields such as education, government, law, and urban planning who seek a greater understanding of environmental conditions as well as the policies that are both causes and effects of current environmental realities.


  • Students can pursue a certificate in Environmental Science and Policy while pursuing another degree or as a non-degree-seeking student.
  • Non-degree students must have a high school diploma or equivalent.
  • Students wishing to apply for the ESP Certificate should contact their academic advisor.
  • Students must earn a B (not B-) in each course taken for the certificate.

Program of Study

A certificate in Environmental Science and Policy consists of six (6) courses (18 credit hours).

Course Number Title Credit Hours Requisites (KEY) Notes (KEY)
EVR 2001 Introduction to Environmental Science 3 None  SMNS
EVR 2861 Introduction to Environmental Policy 3 None
PHI 3640 Environmental Ethics 3 None
POS 3697 Environmental Law 3 None
PUP 4203 Environmental Politics and Policy 3 None
BSC 4057 Environmental Issues 3 None  SMCD