Certificate in Environmental Sustainability


The Certificate in Environmental Sustainability is open for admission to professionals who wish to pursue continuing professional education in environmental sustainability. Interested applicants may already have earned a four-year Honours Bachelors and/or a four-year or a three-year Bachelors undergraduate degree in a relevant field such as urban and regional planning, geography, interdisciplinary studies, biology, ecology and natural resource/environmental management, tourism etc. from a recognized post-secondary institution.

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Registration is available through Enrolment Services.

The Certificate requires completion of 2.5 FCE's (normally offered in the Spring/Summer as online courses) with a minimum cumulative average of 70% and has to be completed in one year.  The Special Topics course includes a Research paper. 

The Certificate in Environmental Sustainability consists of 1.5 FCE's of required courses and 1.0 FCE of electives as follows.

Required Courses: (1.5 FCE)

Environmental Sustainability 2033 - Inquiry into Environmental Methods (0.5 FCE);
Geography 4771 - Sustainable Communities (0.5 FCE);
Environmental Sustainability 4810 - Issues in Environmental Sustainability (0.5 FCE) (Research Paper)

Electives (1.0 FCE from the list):

Environmental Sustainability 2111 - Environmental Thought and Policy
Geography 3411 - Resource Management and Sustainability
Environmental Sustainability 3074 - Environmental Biotechnology (Online)
Environmental Sustainability 3111 - Energy and the Environment
Biology 3610 - Environmental Biology
Environmental Sustainability 4111 - Materials, Manufacturing and Waste

The above list is not exhaustive and other electives of choice will be subject to approval by the Chair of the Department of Sustainability Sciences.

Information about Lakehead University's program-specific prerequisites, required documentation, and deadlines are important for you to understand and be aware of as you move forward in the process.

Depending on your academic background and the programs you are interested in studying, the admission requirements and application details will vary. Carefully review the requirements and steps involved to ensure a smooth application process. Get ready to start your application today!

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Upon successful completion, you will be awarded a Lakehead University Certificate.

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