Climate Change Fundamentals Certificate
The 12-14 credit hour Climate Change Fundamentals (CCF) certificate will provide undergraduate students with an interdisciplinary certificate to provide a comprehensive understanding of Earth system science and human dimensions of climate change for 21st-century citizens.
Note: At this time, certificates are not offered online–they are strictly in-person.
- 12-15 required credit hours
- Maximum of 50% overlap with degree program (i.e. major, minor, other certificate, or GE)
- A minimum C- grade for the course to be listed on the certificate.
- A minimum 2.00 cumulative point-hour ratio is required for the certificate (3.0 for graduate students).
- X193 credits are not permitted.
- If the certificate is incomplete on the DAR, the student must consult with the College of Arts and Sciences Coordinating Advisor.
- The certificate program form must be filed at least by the time the graduation application is submitted to a college/school counselor.
- Once the certificate program is filed in the college office, any changes must be approved by the College of Arts and Sciences Coordinating Advisor.
- One introductory course (3-4 units):
- EARTHSC/EEOB/HIST 2911: Climate Change: Mechanisms, Impacts, and Mitigation (4 units)
- GEOG 3900: Global Climate Change: Causes and Consequences (3 units)
- GEOG 3901H: Global Climate and Environmental Change (3 units)
- One Climate System Science course (3 units):
- ENVENG 4281: Measurement and Modeling of Climate Change (3 units)
- ATMOSSOC 5901: Climate System Modeling: Basics and Applications (3 units)
- GEOG 5900: Weather, Climate and Global Warming (3 units)
- EARTHSC/GEOG 4911: Earth’s Climate: Past and Future (3 units)
- ENR/EARTHSC 5268: Soils and Climate Change (3 units)
- PUBHEHS 4325: Climate Change and Human Health (online) (3 units)
- One human Natural Systems course (3 units):
- ENR 4450: Climate Change Policy (3 units)
- ENR 3400: Psychology of Environmental Problems (3 units)
- GEOG or ENGLISH 3597.03: Environmental Citizenship (3 units)
- AEDE 4320: Energy, the Environment, and the Economy (3 units)
- CRPLAN 3550: Environmental Planning and Policy for a Sustainable Future (3 units)
- One Capstone Experience course (3-4 units):
- ENR 4900.01: Environment and Natural Resources Management (3 units)
- ENR/AEDECON 4567: Assessing Sustainability: Project Experience (3 units)
- PUBAFRS 5620: Rapid Innovation for Public Impact (4 units)
- ENVENG 4090: Environmental Engineering Capstone Design (3 units)
- EARTHSC/GEOG 5194: Group Studies (3 units)
Earth sciences course schedule for the current year can be found here.
Director of Undergraduate Studies (Earth Sciences): Professor Ann Cook, firstname.lastname@example.org
Geography major program advisor: Professor Bryan Mark, email@example.com
Undergraduate Academic Advisor (Earth Sciences): Dr. Karen Royce, firstname.lastname@example.org, 614-292-6961
Geography Undergraduate Academic Advisor: Ryan Godfrey, email@example.com