Offered by the Department of Earth and Environmental Science, the Certificate in Environmental Professional Training is designed to provide Geology and Environmental Science majors or continuing education students holding similar degrees with additional skills that will help them prepare for work in environmental consulting.

Campus Location: Main

Program Code: ST-EPT-CERT

Undergraduate Contact Information

Nicholas Davatzes, Chair
Beury Hall, Room 307

Allison Tumarkin-Deratzian, Vice Chair
Beury Hall, Room 308

Laura Toran, Faculty Advisor
Beury Hall, Room 223

Learn more about the undergraduate certificate in Environmental Professional Training.

Certificate Requirements


Students desiring a Certificate in Environmental Professional Training must have already completed the following or have equivalent industry experience:

Select one of the following:4
General Chemistry I
and General Chemistry Laboratory I
Honors General Chemical Science I
and Honors Chemical Science Laboratory I (F)
Select one of the following:4
General Chemistry II
and General Chemistry Laboratory II
Honors General Chemical Science II
and Honors Chemical Science Laboratory II (S)
EES 2001Physical Geology4
EES 2021Sedimentary Environments4
Select one of the following: 14
Groundwater Hydrology (S)
Physical Hydrology (F)
MATH 1022Precalculus4

Required Courses

Students desiring a Certificate in Environmental Professional Training must complete the following courses:

EES 2031Introduction to Field Methods in the Earth and Environmental Sciences1
ENVS 3027HAZWOPER Training and the Regulatory Environment3
Select two of the following: 16-8
Introduction to Geochemistry
Introduction to Environmental Toxicology
Remote Sensing and GIS
Groundwater Hydrology
Physical Hydrology
Nanoscience & the Environment
Ice and Global Climate
Introduction to Geophysics
Total Credit Hours10-12

Majors are required to take either EES 3021 Groundwater Hydrology or EES 3025 Physical Hydrology. For the certificate, only one such course will be counted for these majors (i.e., if the student takes both courses, only one will be counted toward the certificate). For non-majors, both courses can count.

Residency Requirements: At least 2 courses required for the certificate must be completed at Temple.