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Developed from a social science perspective, in partnership with the School of Environmental Sciences, this certificate is beneficial if you wish to explore global environmental issues facing us today and in the future. You will gain in-depth knowledge about environmental changes, their global impact, and how you can directly contribute to the environment's sustainability.

About the Environmental Science Certificates

The University of Guelph is a leading institution in Environmental Sciences. The School of Environmental Sciences, recognized for its excellence and contributions to the environmental science industry, was established in 1992. With a fresh and future-oriented outlook, the School of Environmental Sciences' programs are based on a long-standing tradition of environmental research.

Whether enrolling for professional development or personal enrichment, the Environmental Science Certificates will help you gain insight and develop a sound knowledge of the environment. 

Additional Information

After you have completed all the courses, you must apply for your certificate by completing a Certificate Application Request Form. There is a $40 certificate fee required and an additional courier fee (if requested).

Registration is done on a course-by-course basis. Please note that some courses have an approval process that must be completed prior to confirming enrolment. As course availability changes each semester, be sure to register to receive notification when courses open for registration.

If you would like additional information on distance education, please visit our Distance Education FAQs page. For specific program-related inquiries, please email the Open Learning program Counsellor.

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