Certificate

Environmental Policy

Develop the strategies needed to address the major environmental issues of our time as you gain insight to legal challenges, renewable and sustainable energy efforts, and public policy. In this certificate program, you’ll conduct credible policy analysis, learn to make sustainable decisions, and deliver visionary ideas for future success.

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At a Glance

Classes Begin
January 7
Format
Evening or Online
Term Length
10 Weeks
Admission
No GRE or GMAT
6 Course Certificate
Tuition
$16,464
Time
As few as 12 months
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Skills You'll Learn


Formulate and assess public environmental policy


Evaluate the effectiveness of domestic and global policies


Develop and express a personal philosophy relative to the environment

Curriculum

Certificate of Advanced Study in Environmental Policy requires completion of 24 credit hours (6 courses)

4
Concentration Courses
2
Elective Courses

Electives may be chosen from among all courses in the Environmental Policy and Management program. You may also select courses from other University College graduate programs with approval from the academic director.

Your academic advisor will help you select electives that align with your career and personal goals, and your advisor will obtain any necessary approvals from the academic director.

Important information about the educational debt, earnings, and completion rates of students who attended this program, please visit our website at http://www.du.edu/learn/certificates/disclosure/epm.html

Sample Schedule

Finish a graduate certificate in as few as six months or take up to a year. Choose your time to completion to get a better sense of what your schedule will look like during your certificate program. Note this sample schedule is for the six-course Certificate of Advanced Study.

Time to Completion
Year 1 Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4
Classes 3 3 0 0

Take a Course Before You Apply


We know how important it is to get started when you're ready and that's why you can enroll in a course before you officially apply.

Career Outcomes

Predicted outcomes for graduates of Environmental Policy


Employment growth of 11% is expected over the next decade, higher than other occupations, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.


Public interest in environmental hazards and environmental pressure associated with population growth are expected to drive the need for environmental policy professionals.


Federal, state, and local agencies will continue to be the largest employer for environmental professionals as experienced professionals retire.

Job Titles

Environmental Planner
Public Policy Analyst
Environmental Specialist
Compliance Officer
Environmental Policy Analyst
Policy Manager
Project Manager

Environmental Scientists and Specialists Salary: National Average

$68,910
(U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics)

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Flexible Online Classes

Flexible Online Classes

We understand the demands of balancing work, friends and family, and school can be challenging. That's why at University College, you can complete your program entirely online. Our online learning platform makes it easy to work anywhere at any time.

Advisory Board

Our programs our developed and updated with the input of advisory boards composed of industry leaders and employers. This ensures that you'll learn what employers are looking for, and gain the most current information with a view to future industry trends, connecting you to future success.

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William Bellamy
Senior Vice President of Global Water Services, CH2M Hill
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David Stewart
Stewart Environmental Consultants, Inc
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Joel Hirschboeck
Director of Risk Management, Jefferson County Public Schools
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Lyle Laverty
Colorado State Parks Director
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Howard Roitman
Former Director of Environmental Programs, Colorado Department of Public Health & Safety

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Accreditation

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Higher Learning Commission

University College programs maintain the highest level of accreditation offered by The Higher Learning Commission, one of the regional accrediting bodies recognized by the federal government. The University of Denver and all of its academic programs are regionally accredited by this commission, and regional accreditation is the highest standard for universities in the United States.

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