Department of Geological and Environmental Sciences

Felicia Armstrong
2080 Moser Hall
(330) 941-1385
fparmstrong@ysu.edu

Certificate Description

This sequence of 15 semester hours is designed to meet the needs of students and working pro­fessionals preparing for leadership roles in environmental science or management. The graduate certificate is focused in two tracks, with specialization in risk management and industrial/insti­tutional management. This program is especially useful for careers with:

  • regulatory agencies,
  • in­dustries seeking compliance with environmental regulations or focusing on environmental man­agement systems,
  • research facilities, and
  • consulting firms providing state-of-the-art assessment, management, and remediation.

The program will also prepare the student to continue graduate studies leading to higher degrees.

Applicants for this graduate certificate must meet the requirements for admission to the College of Graduate Studies at YSU.

Certificate Requirements

To receive a certificate in environmental studies, all students must complete 15 semester hours of credit from coursework listed below. A grade point average of 3.0 or above must be achieved for all 15 semester hours of credit.

Risk Management Track

COURSETITLES.H.
Core courses (taken by certificate candidates in both tracks)
ENST 6900Advanced Environmental Studies3
ENST 6901Sources of Contamination3
Risk Management Track
ENST 6930Risk Management3
ENST 6931Ecological Risk Assessment3
Select one of the following:3
Epidemiology
Aquatic Biology
Field Ecology
Topics in Ecology
Advanced Organic Chemistry 1
Risk Assessment
Total Semester Hours15

Industrial/Institutional Mangement Track

COURSETITLES.H.
Core courses (taken by certificate candidates in both tracks)
ENST 6900Advanced Environmental Studies3
ENST 6901Sources of Contamination3
Industrial/Institutional Management Track
ENST 6920Environmental Compliance3
ENST 6921Industry/Institutional Management for the Environmental Professional3
Select one of the following:3
Applied Environmental Management
Environmental Impact Assessment
Risk Assessment
Environmental Management Systems Standards (ISO 14001)
Risk Management
Total Semester Hours15

Undergraduate courses will not qualify for the certificate, but the following may be suggested for preparation for courses above:

COURSETITLES.H.
AHLT 4831Industrial Hygiene3
CHEM 3764Chemical Toxicology3