This certificate is designed for students who have an interest in the environmental aspects of the geosciences. Students who would benefit from this certificate are:
Students who successfully complete the Graduate Certificate in Environmental Geoscience at UMass Lowell with a GPA of 3.5 or higher may waive the GRE requirement if applying to the MS Environmental Studies - Environmental Geoscience (option) program. Upon acceptance into the Environmental Geoscience program, the 12 credits from the Graduate certificate in Environmental Geoscience with a course grade of 3.0 or higher may be transferred into the MS Environmental Studies - Environmental Geoscience (option) program.
Four courses (minimum of 12 credits) are required for an Environmental Geoscience Certificate. Select one course from Area I and one course from Area II. Select two additional courses from any of the three areas.
Area 1. Surface Processes (Elect 1) (3 cr)
Area II. Geochemistry and Geophysics (Elect 1)
Area III. Electives
Two Additional courses from any of the above three areas (6 cr)
Total Credits (12 cr)