Climate Change Undergraduate Academic Certificate

All required coursework must be completed with a grade of 'C' or better (O-10-a).

GEOG 313/513Global Climate Change3
Select three courses from the following:9
Tree Rings and Environmental Change
Climate Change Ecology
Climate Change Mitigation
Societal Resilience and Adaptation to Climate Change
Geography of Energy Systems
Glaciology and the Dynamic Frozen Earth
Climate Change and Society
Seminar courses as approved by the department
Total Hours12

Optional recommendation for selection of electives:

In selecting 3 electives from the above list, it is not required that students choose a particular track, and none is designated on the student's transcript. However, to assist students in course selection, the department has developed some recommendations for specific electives that students may want to pursue if they have specific interests or career objectives.

For breadth in all aspects of Climate Change (both Human and Natural Systems) (Note: several of the above courses are focused primarily on some aspect of climate change, and the department recommends that students consider these courses when selecting electives to obtain knowledge across the range of topics of climate change, including climate science, impacts, adaptation, and mitigation.)

For emphasis on Climate Change and Energy/Society:

For emphasis on Climate Change and Biophysical Impacts:


Courses to total 12 credits for this certificate