About the Certificate in Environmental Ethics at UGA

The Environmental Ethics Certificate Program (EECP) is an interdisciplinary program that prepares students to synthesize ideas from a wide variety of perspectives to solve complex environmental problems, both in theory and in practice.

The EECP is an 18-hour program that requires one core course in ecology, one core course in ethics, a one-hour environmental ethics seminar course, and at least seven hours of approved environmental ethics elective courses.  In addition, students complete an environmental ethics research paper that demonstrates their ability to analyze the ethical underpinnings of environmental issues.  Certificate holders are expected to apply their experience as they complete their major field of study and become leaders in their chosen profession.

Started in 1983, the EECP was the first environmental ethics certificate program established in the United States.  The certificate is offered at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.

Graduate Core Courses

EETH 6000 (EECP Seminar) (1 credit hour) POD

EETH 8010 (Graduate Research) (3 credit hours) POD or any departmental equivalent special topics elective

EETH/ECOL 6200 (Ecological Concepts) POD

EETH/PHIL 6220 Environmental Ethics (Prerequisites: PHIL 2200 or POD)

EETH/PHIL 6250 (Technology and Values) POD or EETH/JURI 7870 (Environmental Dispute Resolution) (2 credit hours) POD

Undergraduate Core Courses

EETH 4000 (Environmental Ethics Seminar)

EETH 4010 (Undergraduate Research) (3 credit hours) or any equivalent departmental special topics elective

EETH/PHIL 4220 (Environmental Ethics) or FCID 3000 (Science and Human Values) or EETH/PHIL 4250 (Technology and Values)

LAND 2310 (Introduction to Sustainability) (3 credit hours) preferred. EETH/ECOL 4200 (Ecological Concepts) (4 credits) or FNRS 3200 (Ecology of Natural Resources) (3 credits)

Graduate Electives

AAEC 7600 Environmental Economics and Policy Analysis (3 credit hours) (Note: not open to students with credit in ENVM 4650)
ANTH 6790 Human Adaptation (3 credit hours) (Permission of Major)
ARED 7230 Special Problems in Art Education (3 credit hours) POD
BTNY 8850-8850L Terrestrial Biogeochemical Cycling (3 credit hours) Prerequisite: ECOL/BIOL 3500-3500L or STAT 4210 or STAT 4
BUSN 7500 Business Ethics (1.5 credit hours)
CMLT 6050 Literature and Ideas of Nature (3 credit hours)
CMLT 8400 Literature and Science (3 credit hours)
CRSS 6590-6590L (4 credit hours) Prerequisite CRSS 3050-3050L or CRSS/FORS 3060-3060L or Permission of Major
ECOL 6560 The Science and Art of Barrier Island Conservation (4 credit hours) POD
ECOL 8500 Theoretical Ecology (2 credit hours)
ECOL 8580-8580L Theory of Systems Ecology (4 credit hours) POD
ECOL 8990 Problems in Ecology (1 to 3 credit hours) POD
ECOL/BTNY/FORS 8310 Population Ecology (4 credit hours) Prerequisites: ECOL/BIOL 3500-3500L and POD
EDES 6650 City Planning (2 credit hours)
EETH/AGR 6190 Agricultural Ethics (1 credit hour)
EETH/ECOL 6200 Ecological Values (4 credit hours)
EETH/JURI 7870 Environmental Dispute Resolution (2 credit hours)
EETH/PHIL 6220 Environmental Ethics (3 cedit hours) Prerequisites: PHIL 2200 or POD
ENGR/LAND 6660 Sustainable Building Design
ENVM 6800-6800L Water Resource Economics (no prerequisites)
ENVM 6930 Environmental Law and Governmental Regulation (3 credit hours) (Note: not open to students with credit in ENVM/EHSC
FDNS 6540 Public Health Dietetics (3 credit hours) Prerequisite: FDNS 4050/6050 or FDNS 4510/6510
FORS 6110 Forest Hydrology (3 credit hours) Prerequisites: ENGR 3410 or CRSS/FORS 3060-3060L or GEOL 4220/6220 or GEOG 4030/6
FORS 7410 Wilderness Management (3 credit hours)
FORS 7820 Natural Resources Law for Managers and Administrators (4 credit hours)
FORS 7984 Wildlife Ecology and Management Problems (1 to 12 credit hours) Permission of School
FREN 8600 L’Ecocritique et le roman francais moderne
GENE 8134 Evolutionary Genetics (4 credit hours) Prerequisite: MATH 2210-2210L or POD
GENE 8654 Responsible Science (1 credit hour) POD
GENE/BIOL 6604 Evolutionary Biology (3 credit hours) Prerequisite: BIOL 1108-1108L
GEOG 6670 Geography of Development (3 credit hours) Prerequisite: GEOG 3620
GEOG 6810 Conservation Ecology and Resource Management (3 credit hours) Prerequisite: GEOG 1125-1125L
GEOG 6920 Special Problems in Area Analysis (1 to 3 credit hours) POD
GEOG 8240 Seminar in Geoecology (3 credit hours) POD
GEOG/BTNY 6220 Ecological Biogeography (3 credit hours) Prerequisite: GEOG 3210 or ECOL/BIOL 3500-3500L
GEOG/BTNY 6240 Plant Geography (3 crredit hours) Prerequisites: BIOL 1104-1104L and GEOG 1112-1112L and (GEOG 3210 or ECOL/BI
HIPR 6000 Introduction to Historic Preservation (3 credit hours) Permission of School
HIPR 6750 Special/Independent Studies (1-3 credit hours) Permission of School
HIST 7750 Colloquium in Environmental Histroy (3 credit hours) POD
IWS 6250 Women and Nature (3 hours)
JURI 4910 Natural Resources Law (3 credit hours)
JURI 5275/7275 Wilderness Law and Policy (2 hours)
JURI 5280/7280 Environmental Law (3 credit hours) Permission of Instructor for non-law students
JURI 5290/7290 Environment Litigation Seminar (3 credit hours)
JURI Sustainable Business: Transactions and Strategy (3 hours)
LAND 6310 Landscape Ecology (3 hours)
LAND 6400 Plant Communities of the Southeast (3 credit hours) Prerequisite: LAND 4360 or LAND 6320
LAND 6440 Field Studies: The Plant Communities of the Cherokee Landscape (3 hours)
LAND 6730 Issues and Practices in Sustainable Design (3 hours)
MARS(ANTH) 8210 Topics in Coastal Marine Policy (3 credit hours) Prerequisite: ECOL(BIOL) 3500-3500L or POD
PHIL 6230 Aesthetics (3 credit hours) Prerequisite: PHIL 1000 or PHIL 2200 or PHIL 2400
PHIL 6250/EETH 6230 Technology and Values (3 credit hours) POD
PHIL 6400 History of Natural Science (3 credit hours) Prerequisite: PHIL 1000 or PHIL 2400
PHIL 8200 Seminar in Ethics (3 credit hours) POD
PHIL 8400 Seminar in the Philosophy of Science (3 credit hours) POD
PHIL 8800 Readings and Research in Special Problems in Philosophy (3 credit hours) POD
POLS 7620 Policy Analysis (3 credit hours)
RELI 6530 Theology and Culture (3 credit hours) POD
RLST 7500 Outdoor Recreation Management (3 credit hours)
TXMI 8140 Environmental Aspects of Textiles (3 credit hours) Prerequisite TXMI 4520/6520
WMST 6170 Environment, Gender, Race, Class

Undergraduate Electives

ANTH 4070 Cultural Ecology (3 credit hours) Prerequisite ANTH 1102 or Permission of major
ANTH 4790 Human Adaptation (3 credit hours) Prerequisites: ANTH 1102 and permission of major
BTNY/GEOG 4240 Plant Geography (3 credit hours) Prerequisite: BIOL 1104-1104L and GEOG 1112-1112L and (GEOG 3210 or ECOL/BIOL
CMLT 3210 Ecocriticism (3 credit hours)
ECOL 1000 Ecological Basis of Environmental Issues (3 credit hours) Note: not open to students with credit in GEOG 1125-1125
ECOL 3070 Environment and Humans (3 credit hours) Note: not open to students with credit in ECOl 1000-1000L or GEOG 1125-1125
ECOL 4560 The Science and Art of Barrier Island Conservation (4 credit hours) POD
ECOL/BIOL 3500-3500L Ecology (4 credit hours) Prerequisites: BIOL 1108-1108L and MATH 2200-2200L and CHEM 1211-1211L
ECOL/BIOL 3510 Ecology Laboratory (3-4 credit hours)
ECON 4150 Environmental Economics (3 credit hours) Prerequisite: ECON 4010
EDES 4650 City Planning (2 credit hours)
EETH 3230 Introduction to Environmental Ethics and Policy (3 credit hours) POD
EETH/AGRI 4190 Agricultural Ethics (1 credit hour)
EETH/ECOL 4200 Ecological Values (4 credit hours)
EETH/JURI 5870 Environmental Dispute Resolution (2 credit hours) POD
EETH/PHIL 4220 Environmental Ethics (3 credit hours) Prerequisites: PHIL 2200 or POD; or EETH/PHIL 4220 (Environmental Ethics
EHSC 3060 Introduction to Environmental Health Science (3 credit hours)
ENGL 4710 Emancipated Imagination: American Renaissance (3 credit hours) POD
ENGL 4835 Environmental Literature (3 hours)
ENGR/LAND 4660 Sustainable Building Design
ENVM 3060 Principles of Resource Economics (3 credit hours) Prerequisite: ENVM 2580 or ECON 2106
ENVM 4650 Environmental Economics (3 credit hours) Prerequisite: ENVM 2580 or ECON 2106
ENVM 4800 Water Resource Economics (3 credit hours) Prerequisite: ENVM 2580 or ECON 2106
ENVM 4930 Environmental Law and Government Regulation (3 credit hours) No students with credit in ENVM/EHSC 4250
ENVM/EHSC 4250 Environmental and Public Health Law (3 credit hours) Note: Not open to students with credit in ENVM 4930
FCID 3000 Science and Human Values
FDNS 4540 Public Health Dietetics (3 credit hours) Prerequisite: FDNS 4050 or FDNS 4510
FORS 3020-3020L Forest Ecology (4 credit hours)
FORS 3300 Introduction to Fish and Wildlife Management (2 credit hours) Prerequisite BIOL 1108-1108L
FORS 4110 Forest Hydrology (3 credit hours) Prerequisites: ENGR 3410 or CRSS/FORS 3060-3060L or GEOG 4220 or GEOG 4030 or CRS
FORS 4800-4800L Forest Resources Policy (3 credit hours) Prerequisite: FORS 3710-3710L or Permission of School
FORS 5410 Wilderness Management (3 credit hours)
FORS 5820 Natural Resources Law for Managers and Administrators (4 credit hours) Prerequisites: senior standing and permissio
FORS 5850 Forest Policy Issues (2 credit hours) Prerequisite: POLS 1101-1101L or FORS 4800-4800L
GEOG 3210 Biogeography (3 credit hours) Prerequisite: GEOG 1111-1111L or GEOG 1112-1112L or GEOG 2110H-2110L
GEOG 4670 Geography of Development (3 credit hours) Prerequisite: GEOG 3620
GEOG 4810 Conservation Ecology and Resource Management (3 credit hours) Prerequisite: GEOG 1125-1125L
GEOG 4920 Special Problems in Area Analysis (1 to 3 credit hours) POD
GEOG/BTNY 4220 Ecological Biogeography (3 credit hours) Prerequisite: GEOG 3210 or ECOL/BIOL 3500-3500L
GEOL 3120-3120L Geological Hazards (3 credit hours)
GEOL 3150 Coastal Processes and Conservation (3 credit hours)
HIPR 4000 Introduction to Historic Preservation (3 credit hours) Permission of School
HIST 3160 American Environmental History (3 credit hours)
HIST 4375 The Golden Age of European Natural History (3 credit hours) Prerequisite: BIOL 1104-1104L or BIOL 1108-1108L or BTN
IWS 4250 Women and Nature (3 hours)
LAND 2310 Introducton to Sustainability (3 credit hours)
LAND 4360 Applied Landscape Ecology (3 hours; prerequisite LAND 2310)
LAND 4440 Field Studies: The Plant Communities of the Cherokee Landscape (3 hours)
LAND 4730 Issues and Practices in Sustainable Design (3 hours)
PHIL 2220 Introduction to Ethics (3 credit hours) Note: not open to students with credit in PHIL 2200H
PHIL 3200 Ethical Theory (3 credit hours) Prerequisite: PHIL 2200
PHIL 4230 Aesthetics (3 credit hours) Prerequisite: PHIL 1000 or PHIL 2200 or PHIL 2400
PHIL 4250 Technology and Values (3 credit hours) POD
PHIL 4400 History of Natural Science (3 credit hours) Prerequisite: PHIL 1000 or PHIL 2400
RELI 4530 Theology and Culture (3 credit hours) junior standing or POD
SPCM 3320 Environmental Communication (3 credit hours) POD
WMST 4170 Environment, Gender, Race, Class