The Environmental Studies Certificate is designed for those who want to make a real difference in the world. It is an interdisciplinary program comprised of four required courses that together provide a strong foundation for understanding the complex relationship between humans and the environment. Students gain a multidisciplinary perspective on a variety of environmental issues including air and water pollution, population growth and distribution, global climate changes, ecosystems and evolution, water and food resources, and renewable and nonrenewable energy sources. Issues are addressed from a local, national, and international perspective as well as from a human and physical perspective, giving students the comprehensive knowledge base necessary for career enhancement and/or graduate school. This program can be completed in two quarters, ideal for students and professionals alike. Two of the four courses are transferable to the UC system.
For more information on our instructors and students, course schedule, FAQs, and more, visit: http://humanities.uclaextension.edu/environmental-studies-certificate/.
No prerequisites. Required to complete four classes. No order in which to complete the courses.
This program is open for enrollment in any quarter for both domestic and F-1 Visa students.
All classes are online. If you are an international student, it is recommended to complete this certificate alongside another certificate that offers on-ground classes to fulfill your F-1 Visa requirements.
GEOG XL 1 and GEOG XL 5 will NOT be offered in the summer quarter.
Estimated Duration (two classes per quarter): 2 quarters, or 6 months
Estimated Duration (one class per quarter): 4 quarters, or 1 year
Internship Available: No
Application & Candidacy Fee: $200.00*
Estimated Program Tuition: $3,480.00
Estimated Program Textbook/Materials: $250.00
Estimated Total Cost: $3,930.00
Costs are approximate and subject to change without notice. Estimates are based on the candidacy fee, course fees, and estimated textbook fees, but do not include additional expenses such as parking.
*This program is open admission. The Application & Candidacy fee establishes your candidacy in the certificate for a period of time covering normal progress toward completion and allows you to access a variety of program benefits.