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Environmental Management Certificate

Become the Eco-Friendly Leader Your Company Needs

As more companies weave environmental concerns into their best practices, there is an increased demand for employees able to lead such efforts. With an Environmental Management Certificate from the College of Business at the University of Houston-Clear Lake, you can improve your status at your current job or set the groundwork for a new role with a new company.

This certificate gives working professionals who already have an undergraduate degree the opportunity to gain knowledge in the environmental field without the committing to a full degree program. Depending upon your prior coursework, you will complete either 4 or 5 courses (12 to 15 graduate credit hours).

Enhance Your Career as You Improve Your Education

The environmental field is broad and interdisciplinary. Environmental professionals work in industry, consulting firms, governmental agencies, non-profit organizations, banks, and universities. If you already work in the environmental profession with science or engineering background, this course of study can enhance your knowledge and qualifications and forward your career. For those with a business background, this certificate can be tailored to provide a better understanding of sustainability practices and managing environmental risks. It will also shape your appreciation for how legal and business frameworks are applied to STEM skills to make important decisions about environmental issues.
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The certificate can be obtained with a mix of face-to-face, hybrid and online courses, and our environmental management faculty brings a wealth of professional experience into their teaching. For those interested in additional studies, you can apply this certificate toward either the M.S. in Environmental Management or our MBA with an Environmental Management concentration.

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Deadlines for Applying

  • Graduate Deadlines
  • Summer 2021
    New Degree-Seeking Students - May 1
    Former UHCL Students - May 25
  • Fall 2021
    New Degree-Seeking Students - August 1
    Former UHCL Students - August 18

Please note, some graduate programs have special requirements and different deadlines from those above. For more information visit How to Apply.

Former UHCL Students and non-degree seeking students applying after the deadlines above may be considered for admission on a case-by-case basis. Please contact the appropriate graduate enrollment counselor for more information.

  • International Deadlines
  • Fall

    Priority – March 1
    Final  – June 1

  • Spring

    Priority – August 1
    Final – November 1

  • Summer*

    Priority – February 1
    Final – April 20

Students interested in qualifying for scholarships &/or applying for visas outside the U.S. should apply and submit the application documents/test scores by the priority deadline

*International freshmen applicants will not be accepted for Summer semester.


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Hybrid programs combine the flexibility and convenience of online learning with the benefits of in-person instruction.

Environmental Management Certificate Faculty

Kathleen Garland
Kathleen Garland

Kathleen Garland

Lecturer of Environmental Management,

Contact number: 281-283-3249
Office: Bayou Building, Suite 3121 2700 Bay Area Blvd. Houston, TX 77058

Faculty Bio

Lisa Gossett

Lisa B. Gossett

Associate Professor of Environmental Management,

Contact number: 281-283-3257
Office: Bayou Building, Suite 3321, 2700 Bay Area Blvd. Houston, TX 77058

Faculty Bio