- Requirements and Guidelines
- How to Apply
- Capstone Research Project
- Study Abroad
- Financial Aid
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The Environmental Ethics Certificate Program (EECP) is an interdisciplinary program that prepares students to synthesize ideas from a wide variety of perspectives to solve complex environmental problems, both in theory and in practice. Students are required to take a minimum of 18 credit hours to earn the Environmental Ethics Certificate.
Required courses include a core course in ecology and philosophy, an environmental ethics seminar seminar, and a capstone independent research project. Through elective courses, you will choose to explore other facets of environmental ethics such as environmental justice, aesthetics and perceptions of nature, animal rights, ecofeminism, environmental economics, sustainable design, and environmental policy.
Visit the Requirements and Guidelines page for more information.
Visit the How to Apply page.
Students must be in good standing with the university at the time of application and will be notified by email when they have been accepted into the program.
Double-check that you’ve met all requirements by referencing your courses list on the Courses page. When you Apply to Graduate in Athena - you must apply to Graduate with the Environmental Ethics Certificate. This will be done the semester you graduate - do NOT forget. Here is what you will do when the time comes:
Log onto Athena: athena.uga.edu
Click: Student > Apply to Graduate > Follow the Directions to add the Environmental Ethics Certificate.
The Environmental Ethics Certificate will complement any area of study. Alumni of the EECP have gone on to successful careers in business, landscape architecture, academia, environmental advocacy, planning, and more.
Many companies are now looking for a “Sustainability Expert,” “Chief Resilience Officer,” or an “Environmental Manager.” Environmental ethics knowledge can be applied to all kinds of jobs in the private sector, non-profits, or government.
Additionally, training and understanding in environmental ethics and sustainability is becoming an essential skill in the modern workplace. For more information about your job or career options, feel free to schedule a meeting with the director.