Graduate Certificate in Natural Resources

Virginia Tech

Date Posted: Feb. 21, 2017
Submitted by: Julian Dautremont-Smith
Sustainability Topic: Curriculum
Content Type: Academic Programs
Program Type: Graduate Certificate/Diploma
Distance: Distance Education
Commitment: Both


This 12-credit graduate certificate prepares natural resources, environmental, and sustainability professionals to succeed in a global, transboundary world. It includes 1 required course (Conservation Ecology) and 3 electives, giving students the opportunity to focus the certificate on their particular interests. All courses are offered online.

The Graduate Certificate in Natural Resource is a good option for professionals seeking credentials in environmental and natural resource management, graduate students in another discipline looking to formalize their knowledge and training in an environmental field, and potential Master of Natural Resources (MNR) degree students interested in exploring the course work and earning graduate credits before making a decision.