Certificate Requirements

To receive the full Environmental Stewardship of Indigenous Lands (ESIL) Certificate, students must complete the requirements for any 4 of the 5 topics, along with the additional requirements below. Substitutions can be made with permission from the student’s ESIL advisor. Choose any one course from each of the 4 out of 5 chosen topics below.

  • PSCI 3214 Federal Law and American Indians
  • PSCI 4144 Indigenous Political Systems 
  • PSCI 4146 Indigenous Politics

  • ETST 3036 American Indian Cultural Images
  • ETST 3110 Indigenous Studies

  • COMM 3271 Communication and Diversity 
  • MGMT 4100 Leveraging Diversity and Inclusion in Business

  • CHEM 2031/2038 General Chemistry (Plus Laboratory)
  • MATH 2830 Statistics
  • CVEN 3401 Introduction to Environmental Engineering
  • GEOG 4080 Introduction to Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
  • GEOL 1073/1074 Physical Geology: Surface Processes (Plus Laboratory)
  • PHYS 2010/2030 College Physics (Plus Laboratory)
  • BIOL 2051/2071 General Biology (Plus Laboratory)

ESIL Internship

Contact your ESIL advisor at least a semester prior to the semester (including summer) you want to complete your internship. ESIL internships should combine some aspect of environmental science, policy, or engagement with work with or on behalf of a Native/Indigenous community. Your ESIL advisor will help you identify or codesign your internship. Internships should be time equivalent to 3 credits.

ESIL Workshop and Event Participation

All ESIL students are required to participate in designated ESIL workshops or events. Workshops/events will be available in in-person and online formats and are designed to provide students experiences complementary to ESIL's educational programming.  These monthly workshops/events will require anywhere from 1-3 hours of time. Your participation in the workshops/events will be assessed through written reflection statements submitted at the end of the workshop or event.