Environmental Policy and Management
The Graduate Certificate in Environmental Policy and Management prepares industrial and government professionals, regular practitioners, local citizens, and university students who wish to acquire or strengthen their knowledge of the environment through formal graduate-level coursework. The curriculum is designed to allow students to choose courses from across the spectrum of disciplines that explore the human and natural environments. The curriculum consists of 15 - 18 graduate credit hours. The normal total requirement is 5 courses, or 15 hours; however, a maximum of 6 courses, or 18 hours, are allowed while registered for the certificate.
The Certificate is offered at the Tampa campus.
Inquire through appropriate department.
Students must possess a bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution with a minimum 3.0 GPA.
Application ProcessTo learn about the application process, and to access the application, please review our application process.
In addition to your completed application form, transcripts, resume and letter of interest, you will need to submit the following documents:
- One letter of recommendation
None are required.
Requirements (15-18 hours)
All students complete the first two required courses:
- GEO 6116 - Perspectives of Environmental Thought
- EVR 6922 - Environmental Science and Policy Capstone Seminar (taken after completion of at least 3 courses).
Students must take at least 2 core courses from the following list:
- PAD 5605 - Administrative Law
- PHI 6934 - Special Topics: History of Environmental Thought
- EVR 6320 - Environmental Management
- POS 6933 - Selected Topics: Seminar in Environmental Law
- GEO 6605 - Contemporary Urban Issues
- EVR 6216 - Advances in Water Quality Policy and Management
- EVR 6937 - Seminar in Environmental Policy
- EIN 6634 TQM Seminar (3 credits) or MAN 6936 (3 credits)
- EVR 6936 - Seminar in Environmental Science
*Courses from the above list of core options, beyond the two required courses, can be taken as electives.
Students select one or two elective courses:
- PHC 6357 - Environmental and Occupational Health (3)
- GEO 6286 - Water Resources (3)
- PHI 6405 - Seminar in Philosophy of Natural Science (3)
- PUP 6007 - Seminar in Public Policy
- PHI 6425 - Seminar in Philosophy of Social Science
- ECO 6305 - History of Economic Thought
- ANG 6197 - Cultural Resource Management
- ANG 5937 - Environmental Anthropology
- GEO 6255 - Weather, Climate and Society
- GEO 6345 - Technical Hazards and Environmental Justice
- GEO 6347 - Advanced Natural Hazards
- GIS 6306 - Environmental Applications of GIS
- PAD 6307 - Policy Analysis and Program Administration
- ENV 6667 - Environmental Biotechnology
Credit toward Graduate Degree
Up to 12 hours of certificate course credits may be applied to a graduate degree with departmental approval.
International students must submit a TOEFL score when English is not the native language. A minimum score of 550 on the paper-based test or 79 on the web-based test is required.
All credits used to satisfy the requirements for the certificate must be for courses completed within three (3) academic years prior to the date of graduation.
Ruiliang Pu - Graduate Director
Jessica N. Wilson - Academic Program Specialist