Demand is growing for professionals trained in carbon accounting and tracking greenhouse gas emissions. The US Securities and Exchange Commission has proposed new rules requiring publicly traded companies to disclose their greenhouse gas emissions. Students in the Graduate Certificate in Carbon Management learn the technical skills needed to do greenhouse gas emission accounting and how to develop GHG accounting systems. They also learn about current and emerging policies, and the tradeoffs between carbon, nitrous oxide and methane. 

The Graduate Certificate in Carbon Management is designed to deliver the latest fundamental knowledge and skills to practicing environmental/sustainability professionals to enable them to advance their careers by expanding into this emerging area.

This certificate program can be completed through traditional, on-campus coursework or through CSU Online.

Effective Fall 2019

Additional coursework may be required due to prerequisites.

Required Courses:
ESS 524Foundations for Carbon/Greenhouse Gas Mgmt3
ESS 542Greenhouse Gas Policies2
ESS 543/ATS 543Global Climate Change2
Select one course from the following:3-4
Animal Nutrition, Emissions, and Management
Applications in Greenhouse Gas Inventories
Life Cycle Assessment for Sustainability
Ecology of Forest Production
Program Total Credits:10-11

*This certificate may have courses in common with other graduate certificates. A student may earn more than one certificate, but a given course may be counted only in one certificate.