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Environmental Management Certificate

Environmental Management Graduate Certificate

The Graduate Certificate in Environmental Management provides an opportunity for working professionals who already have a university degree to gain knowledge in the environmental field without the committing to a full degree program. The certificate is accessible to students from a broad range of majors.  Students must complete either 4 or 5 courses, or 12 to 15 graduate credit hours, depending on prior coursework.

 Opening New Opportunities

 This certificate can complement a science or engineering background, and provide an understanding of the legal and business frameworks in which STEM skills are applied to address environmental issues. For those with a business background, this certificate can be tailored to provide a better understanding of sustainability practices and managing environmental risks.

 The graduate certificate can enhance the knowledge and qualifications of those already working in the environmental profession, or assist in bridging toward an environmental career.  For those interested in additional studies, the courses in the certificate can be applied toward either the M.S. in Environmental Management or our MBA with an Environmental Management concentration. The certificate can be obtained with a mix of face-to-face, hybrid, and online courses. The certificate also can be obtained fully online, though the elective options will be more limited.

 The environmental field is broad and interdisciplinary. Environmental professionals work in industry, consulting firms, governmental agencies, non-profit organizations, banks, and universities. The certificate provides the knowledge and skills to better integrate environmental management practices with environmental science and other disciplines when making decisions.

Providing Real-World Experience

The environmental management faculty bring a wealth of professional experience into their teaching.  Prof. Garland previously worked as a geologist with a large energy company, headed the mining and minerals division and managed an underground storage tank program in the environmental agency in another state, and was an independent consultant. Prof. Gossett was an engineer in the petrochemical industry before attending law school. She worked for a large law firm representing energy clients and later for a small law firm representing primarily community and non-profit organizations before beginning her career at UHCL. Both remain active with local professional and non-profit organizations, and have served on their boards.&nb


Dr. Kathleen Garland

Ph.D. - Penn State University – Geology 

Dr. Lisa Gossett

J.D. - University of Houston Law Center
B.S. in Mechanical Engineering – Rice University

Degree Documents

Last updated: 03/02/2017 UTC
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