Ecology, Evolution, and Environmental Biology Certificate Program
College graduates who did not major in environmental biology but who want graduate school preparation in the field should follow the curriculum designed with the Department of Ecology, Evolution, and Environmental Biology (E3B).
The E3B Certificate program is structured to provide the kind of academic experience that highly competitive graduate programs require of their students. In particular, the curriculum develops competency in the core sciences related to environmental biology – chemistry, biology, earth sciences, statistics, and conservation biology. Students will also take two advanced classes in ecology, evolution, organismal biology, or environmental policy.
Students who complete the curriculum with a grade of B- or better in all courses will receive a Certificate in Ecology, Evolution, and Environmental Biology.
This program is primarily designed to be part-time, with students completing the certificate in four to eight terms (including summers). If started in the summer term, the program can be completed in three intensive terms (one calendar year) on a full-time or near full-time basis.
The Ecology, Evolution, and Environmental Biology Certificate program includes:
- Two courses in Biology (including population, community, and ecosystem biology)
- Two courses in Chemistry (can be substituted with one intensive chemistry course)
- One course in environmental science (climate)
- One course in statistics
- One course in conservation biology
- Two additional environmental biology electives
The curriculum can be adjusted for students who have already taken one or two of the basic courses.
To apply to the Ecology, Evolution, and Environmental Biology Certificate program, follow the Postbaccalaureate Studies Program application instructions.
Office of Admissions
School of Continuing Education
203 Lewisohn Hall
2970 Broadway, Mail Code 4119
New York, NY 10027-6902
Monday-Thursday, 9:00 AM-6:00 PM
Friday, 9:00 AM-5:00 PM
Current Student Advising
Students in the program are advised by the Non-Degree Programs Team and by the Faculty Advisor. The structured support system offers guidance on course options, professional and graduate school preparation, and career advising.
Academic Advising for Enrolled Students
Faculty Adviser to Enrolled Students
Elisa Kate Bone
Schermerhorn Extension, 11th floor