• Applicants must complete the ESIL enrollment form.
  • Upon submission of the ESIL enrollment form, students must meet with an ESIL advisor for next steps in the certificate program.  
  • Students may be a current undergraduate student at CU Denver OR have a previous STEM degree from CU Denver or another institution. 
  • Students may be eligible in a major outside the fields of biology, civil engineering, or geography and should contact an ESIL advisor. 
  • Students must be in good academic standing from your current or previous institution; an overall 2.0 GPA for undergraduates and 3.0 GPA for graduate programs. 
  • Non-degree seeking, post-baccalaureate applicants should consult with and ESIL advisor prior to application. 

  • The certificate requires enrollment approval and an assigned advisor.
  • Students must maintain a 2.0 GPA or above, with no certificate course credit with grades of C- or below.
  • Students must be enrolled in one course per year to maintain active status in the program.
  • Coursework is expected to take one year of full-time enrollment to complete, for certificate completion only. 
  • For students concurrently enrolled in a STEM degree at CU Denver, the certificate may be completed concurrent with the degree.
  • Students in the certificat program are required to attend ESIL seminars.  
  • A written report and presentation of internship research is required. (Note:  Biology students may earn academic credit for internships through BIOL 3939.  Geography and Environmental Sciences students may earn academic credit for internships through GEOG 3939.)
  • A CU Denver certificate program should be taken in residency at the CU Denver.

 

Courses that count toward degree major:

  • BIOL 2051/2071: General Biology I (with laboratory)
  • CHEM 2021/2038: General Chemistry I (with laboratory)
  • PHYS 2010/2030: College Physics (with laboratory)
  • MATH 1401: Calculus
  • MATH 2830 or 3800: Introductory Statistics

Courses that count toward degree (core):

  • ENVS 1342: Environment, Society, and Sustainability OR PBHL 2001: Introduction to Public Health
  • COMM 3271: Communication and Diversity OR MGMT 4100: Leveraging Diversity and Inclusion in Business

Additional courses to complete certificate:

  • GEOL 1073/1074: Physical Geography (with laboratory)
  • CVEN 3401: Environmental Engineering
  • CVEN 5381 OR GEOG 4080: Introduction to Geographic Information Systems
  • Internship (BIOL 3939), minimum of one (as arranged with an ESIL advisor)

Courses that count toward degree major:

  • MATH 1401: Calculus
  • MATH 2830 or 3800: Introductory Statistics
  • CHEM 2021/2038: General Chemistry I (with laboratory)
  • PHYS 2010/2030: College Physics (with laboratory)
  • CVEN 3401: Environmental Engineering

Courses that count toward degree (core):

  • ENVS 1342: Environment, Society, and Sustainability OR PBHL 2001: Introduction to Public Health
  • COMM 3271: Communication and Diversity OR MGMT 4100:Leveraging Diversity and Inclusion in Business

Additional courses to complete certificate:

  • BIOL 2051/2071: General Biology I (with laboratory)
  • GEOL 1073/1074: Physical Geography (with laboratory)
  • CVEN 5381: Introduction to Geographic Information Systems
  • Internship, minimum of one (as arranged with an ESIL advisor)


Courses that count toward degree major:
  • MATH 2830 or 3800: Introductory Statistics
  • BIOL 2051/2071: General Biology I (with laboratory) OR CHEM 2021/2038: General Chemistry I (with laboratory)
  • GEOG 4080: Geographic Information Systems

Courses that count toward degree (core):Dahria Uwamahoro with a concrete canoe

  • ENVS 1342: Environment, Society, and Sustainability OR PBHL 2001 Introduction to Public Health
  • COMM 3271: Communication and Diversity OR MGMT 4100 Leveraging Diversity and Inclusion in Business

Additional courses to complete the certificate:

  • BIOL 2051/2071: General Biology I (with laboratory) OR CHEM 2021/2038 General Chemistry I (with laboratory)
  • PHYS 2010/2030: College Physics (with laboratory)
  • CVEN 3401: Environmental Engineering
  • GEOL 1073/1074: Physical Geography (with laboratory)
  • MATH 1401: Calculus
  • Internship (GEOG 3939), minimum of one (as arranged with an ESIL advisor)