XI. Special Study Opportunities

Certificates and Diplomas

Certificate in Environmental Conservation

Developed from a biophysical science perspective, this Certificate is beneficial to those who want to gain knowledge of issues surrounding environmental protection, conservation and preservation, and environmental research. The Certificate consists of six degree-credit distance education courses taken online from the University of Guelph's Faculty of Environmental Sciences. The program is designed to provide participants with the credentials they need for professional advancement in the environment industry and/or personal enrichment. It is structured as follows, requiring six courses total, to include at least two at the 3000 or 4000 level:

Required Course

NRS*2120*DE [0.50] Introduction to Environmental Stewardship
2 or 3 of the following:
EDRD*3450*DE [0.50] Watershed Planning Practice
GEOG*1220*DE [0.50] Human Impact on the Environment
GEOG*1300*DE [0.50] Introduction to the Biophysical Environment
GEOL*1100*DE [0.50] Principles of Geology
GEOL*2250*DE [0.50] Geology of Natural Disasters
MET*1000*DE [0.50] The Atmospheric Environment
SOIL*2010*DE [0.50] Soil Science
SOIL*3080*DE [0.50] Soil and Water Conservation
2 or 3 of the following:
BIOL*2060*DE [0.50] Ecology
BIOL*2150*DE [0.50] Natural History of Ontario
BIOL*3450*DE [0.50] Introduction to Aquatic Environments
ENVB*3000*DE [0.50] Nature Interpretation
ENVB*3040*DE [0.50] Natural Chemicals in the Environment
GEOG*2210*DE [0.50] Environment and Resources
GEOG*3020*DE [0.50] Global Environmental Change
GEOG*3210*DE [0.50] Management of the Biophysical Environment
NRS*3300*DE [0.50] Land Resource Stewardship

For more information, please visit the website at: http://www.environmentalcertificates.com.

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