Environmental Communications and Leadership (Graduate Certificate)

Scientists must go beyond publishing in journals if they want their research to be relevant to society. This certificate program in environmental communication and leadership gives graduate students in environmental disciplines the important leadership and communication skills needed to increase their influence and reach above and beyond academia.

Degree Overview

Degree Awarded: Certificate Environmental Communication and Leadership (Certificate)

This certificate program in environmental communication and leadership gives graduate students in environmental disciplines the important leadership and communication skills needed to increase their influence and reach above and beyond academia.

At a Glance

College/School: The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Location: Downtown Phoenix campus, Polytechnic campus, Tempe campus, West campus

Applicants are eligible to apply to the program if they have earned a bachelor's or master's degree, in any field, from a regionally accredited institution.

Applicants must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.00 (scale is 4.00 = "A") in the last 60 hours of their first bachelor's degree program, or applicants must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.00 (scale is 4.00 = "A") in an applicable master's degree program.

Applicants must have completed 12 undergraduate credit hours of natural science or social science coursework related to the environment at the time of application to the graduate certificate program. They must meet all other graduate admissions requirements. Courses are reviewed by the School of Life Sciences graduate committee to ensure that they fulfill this requirement.

Contact Information

Location: LSA 212
sols.grad@asu.edu | 480-727-3109

Courses and electives

Degree Requirements
15 credit hours 

  • BIO 578 Environmental Leadership and Communication (3)

policy and management (3)
communication (3)
leadership (3)
open elective (3)

Students must choose three credit hours from each of the three categories with approval of the School of Life Sciences. If a student takes a course for fewer than three credit hours, the student must take more than one course in that category to meet the three credit hour requirement. Students should contact the School of Life Sciences for a complete list of courses.

Students choose one three credit hour elective course from any of the three categories above. Students should note that only three credit hours of approved 400 level coursework can appear on the plan of study.

Sample related fields include business, education, biology, geosciences, political science and English.

All applicants must submit:

graduate admission application and application fee
official transcripts
proof of English proficiency
Additional Application Information
An applicant whose native language is not English must provide proof of English proficiency regardless of current residency.

International students who need an F1 or J1 visa first need to apply to and be accepted into a graduate degree program prior to being considered for the certificate program. International students residing in the USA on other types of visas must adhere to all Graduate College policies and procedures regarding admission to be considered for admission to this certificate program.