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.
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:
- To a graduate program in the Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences at UH, or
- Directly to the certificate program as a “non-degree seeking” graduate student.
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Certificate Total: 15.0 Credit Hours
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
- GEOL 6326 - Remote Sensing for Atmospheric Sciences
- GEOL 6328 - Atmospheric Data Analysis and Statistics
- GEOL 6330 - Dynamic Meteorology
- GEOL 6332 - Air Pollution Meteorology
- GEOL 6334 - Atmospheric Chemistry
- GEOL 6335 - Atmospheric Numerical Modeling
- GEOL 6337 - Atmospheric Physics
- GEOL 6397 - Deep Learning Big Data Analytics
Core Category 2: Geology
- GEOL 6338 - Paleoclimate
- GEOL 6341 - Geochemistry
- GEOL 6346 - Geochemistry of Water-Rock Systems
- GEOL 6357 - Soils and Paleosoils
- GEOL 6366 - Hydrogeology
Core Category 3: Geophysics
- 1. GEOL 6322 - Geophysical Programming
- GEOL 6323 - Geoscience Applications of GPS & LIDAR
- GEOL 6324 - Satellite Positioning & Geodesy
- GEOL 6325 - Remote Sensing
- GEOL 6388 - Geospatial Analysis and Applications
- GEOL 6397 - Data Analysis Machine Learning
- 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.