Certificate in Environmental Impact Assessment

Offered by:  Biology, Environmental Science, Marine Biology

Coordinator: Dr. Pat Lane patricia.lane@dal.ca
(Note: Dr. Lane will be on sabbatical 2016/2017; see your department for acting coordinator)

The Certificate in Environmental Impact Assessment is for Faculty of Science students interested in, or majoring in environmental areas, who wish to pursue additional training in EIA. This certificate is also available for students in International Development Studies (IDS) in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, Faculty of Management, and the College of Sustainability. As usual, students will be required to meet the stated pre-requisites of all classes or the permission of the instructor. Several classes on Tables 1-4 include cross-listings. No class can be included twice for the Certificate by using their different cross-listings. Classes cannot be substituted from one table to another. Discontinued courses are no longer available for registration, but can satisfy certificate requirements if they are on your transcript.

More information on this certificate is available at: https://www.dal.ca/faculty/science/programs/diploma-certificate-programs/environmental-impact-assessment-certificate.html

Disclaimer: This Certificate in EIA has been developed within Dalhousie University and it is not designed to fulfill any governmental and/or professional requirements outside of the university in Canada or abroad.

Admission to Certificate

To enrol in the Certificate in Environmental Impact Assessment, students must declare the certificate through Dal Online (https://dalonline.dal.ca >Web for Students>Admissions>Declare Major/Minor/Certificate), and notify the Certificate Coordinator by email.

To graduate with the Certificate, students must apply to graduate with a Certificate at the time they apply to graduate from their degree program.

Certificate Requirements:

The Certificate requires a total of 24 credit hours as follows:

  1. Required EIA course: BIOL 4001.03/ENVS 4001.03 (3 credit hours) to be taken in fourth year. Note: transfer or online courses are not acceptable substitutes for this requirement
  2. Introductory Science or IDS course (minimum 3 credit hours) from Table 1
  3. Environmental courses with theoretical content (minimum 9 credit hours) from Table 2
  4. Methods course with field, laboratory, statistical, or modelling experience (minimum 3 credit hours) from Table 3
  5. Supplementary courses in Major or Related Disciplines (minimum 6 credit hours) from Table 4

Students must have a minimum grade of B for all courses counted toward the Certificate.

Table 1. Introductory Courses (minimum of 3 credit hours from the following list)

Table 2. Theory-Based courses (minimum of 9 credit hours from the following list)

Table 3. Field and Methods-based Courses (minimum of 3 credit hours from the following list)

Table 4. Higher-level Supplementary Courses (minimum of 6 credit hours from the following list)