Contact CNR


College of Natural Resources
phone: (208) 885-8981
toll free: 88-88-UIDAHO
fax: (208) 885-5534

875 Perimeter Drive MS 1142
Moscow, ID 83844-1142
Brian Kennedy

Certificate Programs

Certificates are designed for working professionals who wish to develop their expertise. Both certificates build a strong foundation for a master's degree at a future date. Credits earned through a certificate program can be transferred to our masters program in Environmental Science, as well as to Water Resources, and the Professional Science Masters.

Water Science Certificate

The water science certificate provides background and depth in the concepts and tools currently used in water science, including emphases in water quality, hydrology, and water management and policy.
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Environmental Contamination Certificate 

The environmental contamination assessment certificate will lead to a significant depth of knowledge in environmental toxicology, risk assessment, environmental sampling design/data analysis and reporting.
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How to Apply

To be admitted into a certificate program, you must first apply to the University of Idaho as a non-degree student. All students must meet the minimum GPA admission requirement of 2.8 or higher to enroll in 500 or higher level courses for a certificate. 

Once you have been accepted, inform the Environmental Science office at (208) 885-6113 or We will fill out the necessary paperwork to move you into a certificate program. Alecia Hoene, the EnvS distance education advisor, will help you register and get started.     
Prior to starting work on a certificate, students must have completed an undergraduate degree in a related field from an accredited institution. Course credits earned as an undergraduate student may not be applied toward a certificate. Contact the certificate coordinator for course alternatives if you successfully completed any of the required courses as part of your undergraduate degree program.