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Application Dates and Deadlines

Early Deadline: January 15, 2015
Regular Deadline: March 15, 2015
Final Deadline: May 15, 2015

Professional Certificate

Professional Certificate
Profession Certificates are earned by completing two full-time semesters of coursework at Bard CEP. A Professional Certificate may be completed in either environmental policy or climate science and policy.

Certificate Program

The Professional Certificate program is designed for mid-level professionals hoping to change careers. This full-time, one year program requires completion of all first year credits at Bard CEP in either degree track, as shown below. Should the Certificate recipient decide to continue toward the Master's degree, either immediately or at a later time, second year course work and all other requirements may be completed within five years from the date of matriculation.

Environmental Policy

First Semester Certificate Program
Science of Natural Environments 3
Environmental Law I 2
Environmental Policy I 3
Natural Resource Economics 4
Statistics and Econometrics 2

Second Semester Certificate Program
January Term Elective 2
Science of Built Environments 4
Environmental Law II 2
Environmental Policy II 3
Environmental Economics 4
Geographic Information Systems 2
Total Credits 32

Climate Science and Policy

First Semester Certificate Program
Climate Science 4
Natural Resource Economics 4
Agriculture and Ecosystems I 3
Climate Policy 3
Statistics and Econometrics 2

Second Semester Certificate Program
January Term Elective 2
Science Energy Solutions 3
Environmental Economics 4
Agriculture and Ecosystems II 3
The Politics of Solutions 3
Geographic Information Systems 2
Total Credits 33