Climate and Environmental Change, Certificate

Program Code: CLENVC_UCT

Program Requirements

Required Courses
Required Courses: Require a grade of C or better
GEOG 310Introduction to Global Climatic Systems3
or GEOG 310W Introduction to Global Climatic Systems
Select 9-10 credits from the following (may not choose more than 1 course from GEOG 362, GEOSC 482, or METEO 477)9-10
Modeling the Earth System
Image Analysis
Climatic Change and Variability
Climatic Change and Variability
Satellite Climatology
Human Dimensions of Global Warming
Geology of Climate Change
Risk Analysis in the Earth Sciences
Satellite Remote-Sensing For Earth Observation
Radiation and Climate
From Meteorology to Mitigation: Understanding Global Warming
Climate Dynamics
Fundamentals of Remote Sensing Systems

Non-Course Requirements

Prerequisites not included in certificate:

Per University policy, all credit courses for a certificate require a grade of 'C' or higher, and at least two-thirds (2/3) of the credits used to complete a certificate must be earned at Penn State. If student is completing multiple certificates in Geography (including Global & Environmental Change), no more than one (1) course may double-count for each.

Academic Advising

The objectives of the university’s academic advising program are to help advisees identify and achieve their academic goals, to promote their intellectual discovery, and to encourage students to take advantage of both in-and out-of class educational opportunities in order that they become self-directed learners and decision makers.

Both advisers and advisees share responsibility for making the advising relationship succeed. By encouraging their advisees to become engaged in their education, to meet their educational goals, and to develop the habit of learning, advisers assume a significant educational role. The advisee’s unit of enrollment will provide each advisee with a primary academic adviser, the information needed to plan the chosen program of study, and referrals to other specialized resources.


University Park

Jodi Vender
Undergraduate Advising Coordinator
305 Walker Building
University Park, PA 16802


University Park

302 Walker Building
University Park, PA 16802