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The Graduate Certificate in Environmental Studies is designed to give students already admitted to a graduate program at KU the opportunity for interdisciplinary coursework in Environmental Studies, spanning the humanities, natural/physical sciences, and social sciences.

Required coursework:

  • EVRN 700 The Anthropocene: Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Environmental Change (3) Have human activities become so pervasive that we have initiated a unique human epoch of earth history? This introductory, interdisciplinary graduate seminar will explore this question while examining the ways that different disciplines approach the understanding of environmental change, its impact on natural and human systems, and how these understandings have changed over time.
  • EVRN 915: Capstone (3)

Elective coursework

  • Two graduate-level elective courses with at least 50% environmental content, approved by the student’s advisor and the Environmental Studies Graduate Director (6).


Thanks to the generous support of the late Ruben Zadigan, a limited number of scholarships are available for students enrolled in the certificate program. Applications for entering the certificate program are automatically reviewed for scholarship funding.

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