Credits required
19 Oregon State University is on a quarter-term system. There are four quarters each year and classes are 11 weeks long. This program's 19 quarter credits are equal to 12.67 semester credits.*
Cost per credit
$560 Based on current tuition rates. No additional charge for nonresident students. Does not include course materials and associated fees and expenses.
Online You can complete all or nearly all requirements of this program online. View the curriculum.
Start terms
4 per year

Graduate Certificate in Environmental Management – Online


The coursework in Oregon State’s online Graduate Certificate in Environmental Management will give you the skills you need to solve complex challenges associated with developing and maintaining environmental management systems, ESG (environmental, social and governance) investing, and conducting sustainability assessments.

This 19-credit certificate gives you a fundamental understanding of environmental issues and policy, along with the business and project management skills you need to create meaningful change. Curriculum details and certificate information are available on Oregon State’s academic catalog.

Required courses (10 credits)

  • ENSC 520 – Environmental Analysis (3)
  • ENSC 516 – Environmental Project Management (4)
  • ENSC 515 – Environmental Perspectives and Methods (3) 

Elective courses (9 credits)

  • ENSC 517 – Sustainability Assessment (4)
  • HEST 512 – Case Studies in Humanitarian Engineering (3)
  • BA 516 – Managerial Decision Tools (3)
  • BA 515 – Creating Value in Exchange (3)
  • FES 560 – Green Infrastructure (4)
  • CCE 522 – Green Building Materials (3)
  • GEOG 552 – Environmental Site Assessment (3)
  • ENSC 506 – Projects (design an environmental management system for a selected industry or organization)  (1-3)  

Apply credits to a future master's degree

This program is aligned with National Professional Science Master’s Association (NPSMA) goals as an intermediate step toward a master’s degree. If you enjoy this graduate certificate and want to continue your studies, you can apply the credits you earn to a M.S. or PSM in Environmental Sciences — also available online through Ecampus. Up to 22 graduate credits may be transferred toward a 45-credit master’s degree.


Notice: Oregon State University students may now take part in internships anywhere in the United States. Read more about Ecampus’ authorization and compliance.

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