The Graduate Environmental Ethics Certificate was designed
primarily to provide an additional credential to enhance
professional development. We train graduate students to make
decisions about environmental problems based not only on
traditional logic, but also on philosophical, social, political,
legal, economic, scientific, and aesthetic considerations.
Consequently, graduate students in the Certificate Program benefit
by viewing environmental issues from an interdisciplinary
perspective. The Graduate Certificate in Environmental Ethics began
in 1983 and currently enrolls 20 graduate students. It was the
first certificate program of its kind in the United States.
Students indicate an interest in the EECP by filling out a simple
application form. There is no application fee. Students complete a
program of study form that lists the courses which they
intend to take for their Certificate. The Graduate
Certificate requires the completion of at least 18 semester hours
of course work, including 10 to 11 hours of graduate work in four
core courses, 4 to 5 hours of graduate work in approved electives,
an oral exam, and an approved research paper in environmental
ethics designated for at least 3 hours of graduate credit. Readers
for the required graduate certificate paper can come from any
department, but at least one must be an EECP faculty member.
How to Apply
Program of Study