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Graduate Certificate in Earth Sciences

Summary of Degree Requirements

The Certificate in Earth Science with an optional concentration in Geospatial Analysis or Environmental Geology is open to post-baccalaureate students with degrees in earth science, geology, or related fields. It is intended to expand the knowledge, skills, and specialized training in geological topics.

Course work includes eighteen (18) graduate credit hours in Geology. While there are no specific courses required, the courses taken will be determined by the student and the departmental Coordinating Committee. For the concentrations in Geospatial Analysis and Environmental Geology, please refer to the recommended course lists for the Non-Thesis Masters (M.A.) program.

Students must maintain a B average in graduate courses and must follow the rules of the Certificate Policy established by the Graduate School. Maximum time allowed to complete the requirements for the certificate is five years.