College of Arts & Sciences

Applied Environmental & Sustainability Studies

Graduate Certificate

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Program Summary

Spring 2022
Application Dates: 12/6/2021
Start Dates: 01/10/2022
Summer 2022
Application Dates: 04/9/2022
Start Dates: 05/16/2022
Fall 2022
Application Dates: 07/29/2022
Start Dates: 08/22/2022
CREDITS AND COST
Credits required: 12
Cost per credit: $700.50
Betsy Farris

Dr. Betsy Beymer-Farris

Director, Online Masters and Graduate Certificate in Applied Environmental and Sustainability Studies

Professor, Department of Geography

College of Arts & Sciences

Department of Geography

849 Patterson Office Tower

Lexington, Kentucky USA 40506-0027

859-257-5194

  • GC
Attain skills in environmental studies, sustainability, and policy and governance. Graduates of our program are prepared for positions in the corporate, government, and non-governmental worlds as a sustainability manager, corporate sustainability specialist, or one of many other fast growing environmental and sustainability professions.  

Program Summary

Spring 2022
Application Dates: 12/6/2021
Start Dates: 01/10/2022
Summer 2022
Application Dates: 04/9/2022
Start Dates: 05/16/2022
Fall 2022
Application Dates: 07/29/2022
Start Dates: 08/22/2022
CREDITS AND COST
Credits required: 12
Cost per credit: $700.50

21st Century Careers in Environmental and Sustainability Fields

The Graduate Certificate in Applied Environmental and Sustainability Studies prepares students to analyze complex environmental problems from a variety of perspectives and apply their findings to facilitate change.  The interdisciplinary structure of the program combines cutting edge academic knowledge in environmental issues, and questions of sustainability with oral and written communication and problem solving. The curriculum, which will be offered entirely online, consists of core courses and elective courses. The Graduate Certificate can be completed by itself or as a part of the MA program in this area. 

Application Requirements (GC)

  • Undergraduate transcript
  • A non-refundable $65 application fee ($75 for international applicants)
  • TOEFL or IELTS score (international applicants only). Minimum scores are listed on the graduate school's admission page.
  • GRE or GMAT scores are NOT required for admission to this program.
For all inquiries, please email AppliedENS@uky.edu .

 

What to Expect With Our Online Program 

Kathryn Gillespie, Postdoctoral Scholar

Applied Environmental and Sustainability Studies Program

"The climate crisis, environmental justice challenges, and the visioning of sustainable futures are some of the most urgent issues of our time. I am enthusiastic about the power of online education on these issues to make advanced degrees accessible to working professionals and non-traditional students. In this vein, I bring a range of media (e.g., podcasts, video lectures, documentaries, academic and popular readings) and assignments (e.g., written, audio, and video responses; research projects; writing for a general audiences, such as op-eds or blog posts) into my classes to appeal to students with different learning styles and backgrounds.

My teaching is oriented around publicly engaged practice with a focus on project-based, experiential, and community-based learning that brings academic work done online into the real world in ways that feel timely and relevant to each student. I look forward to working closely with students online each term to engage with the course material and help students to identify and hone their interests and the application of these interests in their future careers."

 

Federal Financial Aid and Certificate Programs

Please note that federal financial aid is not available for certificate programs, but other financial resources may be available on the Financial Aid page.


Contact

Betsy Farris

Dr. Betsy Beymer-Farris

Director, Online Masters and Graduate Certificate in Applied Environmental and Sustainability Studies

Professor, Department of Geography

College of Arts & Sciences

Department of Geography

849 Patterson Office Tower

Lexington, Kentucky USA 40506-0027

859-257-5194

State Authorization & Licensure

If you plan to complete a University of Kentucky online program while living outside of Kentucky, you should check the Out-of-State Students page to determine if the University of Kentucky is authorized to provide this program in your state of residence. If you plan to use the degree to seek licensure, you should also determine if the degree meets the educational requirements for licensure in your state.