Environmental Professional Training Undergraduate Certificate

Prepare for a career in professional environmental fields or as an environmental consultant with the Environmental Professional Training Undergraduate Certificate in Temple’s College of Science and Technology. Environmental consultants ensure that industries with impact on the environment—such as construction or waste management—are compliant with current laws and regulations. Whether you are interested in environmental science or geology, this 12-credit certificate program takes a deeper dive into field methods for studying and surveying land and water. 

As a student you will learn current regulations in environmental protection, how they are enforced and why they are in place. You’ll study

  • field methods such as geophysical surveys, mapping techniques and stream flow analysis, and
  • hazardous waste operations and emergency response training and certification.

Open to current Earth and Environmental Science program students and environmental professionals, this certificate provides the fundamentals for career development for those seeking to guide or enforce environmental protection measures.

Who might be interested?

The Environmental Professional Training Undergraduate Certificate is ideal for Geology or Environmental Science majors, as well as those who currently work in related industries or as environmentalists. The curriculum lays the groundwork for how society impacts the environment and how it is protected, as well as training in current regulation certification and requirements.

Credit Requirements

The curriculum includes two required courses and two electives. Coursework is completed over 12 credit hours, and current undergraduate students must complete 24 prerequisite credits prior to entering the certificate program. Those students with professional backgrounds in earth and environmental science must have industry experience related to the certificate’s prerequisites.

Current students pursuing academic degrees in programs outside of the College of Science and Technology may need approval before adding this certificate to their curriculum.

Learn more about requirements for the Environmental Professional Training Undergraduate Certificate.

Delivery Method

All classes are held in person on Temple’s Main Campus in Philadelphia.

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Classes & Curriculum

Students are required to complete four courses, including

  • Groundwater Hydrology,
  • HAZWOPER Training and the Regulatory Environment, and
  • Introduction to Field Methods in the Earth and Environmental Sciences.

Learn more about required courses for the Environmental Professional Training Undergraduate Certificate.

Tuition & Fees

In keeping with Temple’s commitment to access and affordability, the Certificate Program offers a competitive level of tuition with multiple opportunities for financial support.

Tuition rates are set annually by the university and are affected by multiple factors, including program degree level (undergraduate or graduate), course load (full- or part-time), in-state or out-of-state residency, and more. Learn more about our tuition and fees.

These tuition costs apply to the 2019–2020 academic year.

Pennsylvania resident:  $19,944.00 per year
Out-of-state: $32,808.00 per year


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