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Certificate in
Environmental Sciences

This multidisciplinary program provides graduates with the broad knowledge base and wide range of skills they require as professionals in the environmental field. Students receive a grounding in air, water, and soil processes and contamination, biotechnology, instrumentation, and experiment design. The program also requires the student to develop proficiency in environmental management. Expertise is drawn from a number of degree programs including Applied Chemistry and Biology, Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, and Environmental Health.

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Admission Criteria

It is recommended that applicants have the following:
Undergraduate degree in a relevant field with a GPA of 2.0, or equivalent
A post-secondary diploma with a GPA of 2.0, or equivalent, AND two years of full-time relevant employment
A total equivalent of four years of relevant full-time employment.

Knowledge of basic chemistry at university level is highly recommended.

Undergraduate students wishing to pursue a continuing education certificate program should be aware of possible restrictions; please refer to Curriculum Advising for complete details.

Program Open House

Students who have questions about the admission criteria and/or would like to know more about this certificate are invited to attend a Program Open House. Please see Open House for dates, times, and location.

Certificate Requirements

The successful completion of six courses, with a cumulative grade point average of 1.67 or higher, is required for the certificate.

Certificate Registration

Students may be registered in only one certificate program at any one time. To allow maximum flexibility in crediting external courses and/or courses previously taken at Ryerson, students should register in the certificate at the beginning of their first course (see also Courses and Programs FAQ). For complete details on the advantages of early registration, registration deadlines, and Transfer Credit restrictions, all students should read Registration in a Certificate Program.

Requirements for Graduation

To graduate, you must successfully complete the published certificate curricula from the year you registered in the certificate. Certificate requirements must be completed within six years from the time you were first admitted into the certificate program. In some circumstances, certificate requirements may change, resulting in courses no longer being available. In such cases, Course Substitutions/Directives may be requested. Also, you must apply on RAMSS to graduate, prior to the appropriate application deadlines (see Important Dates). For complete details, all students should read Graduation.

Required Courses

CKES 120   Environmental Sciences:  Environmental and Atmospheric Processes
CKES 170   Environmental Sciences:  Water Treatment
CKES 190   Environmental Sciences:  Renewable Energy and Green Technology
CKES 210   Environmental Sciences:  Applied Environmental Analysis
CKES 220   Environmental Sciences:  Environmental Law and Practice

Electives (select one)

CKES 160   Environmental Sciences:  Waste Management
CKES 180   Environmental Sciences:  Site Assessment