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Environmental Science Certificate

The Environmental Science Certificate offered by the Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences is available to both graduate students and non-degree seeking professionals. The need for environmental science is increasing due to global climate change, population growth, anthropogenic activities, degrading natural resources and ecosystems.

Admission Requirements

Students seeking this certificate must have:

  • Bachelor’s degree in earth science or a related discipline of physical science or engineering.
  • A minimum cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.00 (A=4.00) is required in the last 60 hours of all course work.
  • Transcripts are required.
  • GRE scores are not required.
  • For students enrolled in a graduate program, courses used for certification can also be used toward a graduate degree.

A student may be admitted either:

  1. To a graduate program in the Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences at UH, or
  2. Directly to the certificate program as a “non-degree seeking” graduate student.

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Certificate Coursework

Certificate Total: 15.0 Credit Hours

Core Courses

Four core courses (12 Credit Hours) selected from the following list or approved substitutions, including at least one course from each of the three core categories:

Core Category 1: Atmospheric Science

  1. GEOL 6326 - Remote Sensing for Atmospheric Sciences
  2. GEOL 6328 - Atmospheric Data Analysis and Statistics
  3. GEOL 6330 - Dynamic Meteorology
  4. GEOL 6332 - Air Pollution Meteorology
  5. GEOL 6334 - Atmospheric Chemistry
  6. GEOL 6335 - Atmospheric Numerical Modeling
  7. GEOL 6337 - Atmospheric Physics
  8. GEOL 6397 - Deep Learning Big Data Analytics

Core Category 2: Geology

  1. GEOL 6338 - Paleoclimate
  2. GEOL 6341 - Geochemistry
  3. GEOL 6346 - Geochemistry of Water-Rock Systems
  4. GEOL 6357 - Soils and Paleosoils
  5. GEOL 6366 - Hydrogeology

Core Category 3: Geophysics

  1. 1. GEOL 6322 - Geophysical Programming
  2. GEOL 6323 - Geoscience Applications of GPS & LIDAR
  3. GEOL 6324 - Satellite Positioning & Geodesy
  4. GEOL 6325 - Remote Sensing
  5. GEOL 6388 - Geospatial Analysis and Applications
  6. GEOL 6397 - Data Analysis Machine Learning
  7. GEOL 7341 - Geophysical Data Processing

Electives (6 Credit Hours)

One elective (3 Credit Hours) to be chosen with the approval of the EAS Graduate Chair.