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Online Associate Certificate in
Environmental Sustainability & Ecological Mission

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The Associates Certificate in Environmental Sustainability & Ecological Mission introduces students to foundational elements of the study of climatology and geology, including the use and abuse of natural resources and their respective impacts on human societies, leading to a framework for sustainability. These subjects are engaged in a theological context that assumes that pursuing the sustainability of natural resources is a feature of a missional ecology that encompasses the integration of human life with the environment. Students are thus provided practical ways to engage with God’s mission by being scientifically informed and theologically aware in their approach to the earth and its resources.

Program Features

  • Integrated practicums allow you to gain valuable real-world experience
  • Learn from academic practitioners from around the world
  • Credits earned in this certificate program can apply to a Missional University Associate degree program

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What Will I Study?

We offer the most comprehensive approach to caring for the environment in the mission of God.

This course explores the ways the biblical text interacts with the environment and develops a theological framework for understanding how Christians connect with nature and the physical, social and spiritual problems that result. Students explore narratives in which Christianity has responded to environmental degradation and examines those responses in light of the biblical text.

Ecomissiology defines the mission of the church in terms of reconciliation at all levels, i.e. environmental care is fundamental to disciple making and discipleship. In this course, students will compare and contrast different ideas of ecomission and analyse how the church can engage in environmental mission.

This course explores the interaction between geology, the environment, and society. Topics may include geologic hazards, hydrogeology, natural resources, and pollution.

This course examines the basic elements of the climate system: the role of the sun and earth's orbit, constituents and properties of the atmosphere, how clouds and precipitation form, basic weather patterns, main features of the global circulation and oceans, key atmospheric cycles. A brief discussion of long term changes in climate and human influences.

Our civilization is heavy dependent on the extraction, transformation and utilization of Earth resources. These natural resources are not infinite, therefore the need for sustainable development. This course will cover the fundamentals of earth resources such as coal, gold, petroleum, mineral sands, and base metals, and geothermal energy. Special emphasis will be placed on the sustainable exploitation and utilization of these and other earth resources.

The environment cannot look after itself, therefore the need for sound environmental laws and policies. This course will focus on some of the United States of American environmental legislations: clean water act (CWA), clean air act (CAA), national environmental policy act (NEPA), resource conservation act (RCA), comprehensive environmental response compensation and liability act (CERCLA), and federal insecticide, fungicide and rodenticide act (FIFRA). The course will also look at international indicatives to control the environment globally and how other countries are balancing the need for development and environmental stewardship.

When Can I Get Started?

We offer multiple start dates each year to give you flexibility in your education, life and work schedules.

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How Much Will it Cost?

We offer tuition based upon country of residence.  According to the Human Development Index, all countries around the world fall into one of four categories:
  • (Tier 1) - Very High Human Development
  • (Tier 2) High Human Development
  • (Tier 3) Medium Human Development
  • (Tier 4) Low Human Development
Our tiered global tuition makes higher education affordable for everyone world wide.

TIER COUNTRIES

100% Tuition

 

$295
per credit hour

 

3 credit course
$885

TIER COUNTRIES

80% Tuition

 

$236
per credit hour

 

3 credit course
$708

TIER COUNTRIES

60% Tuition

 

$177
per credit hour

 

3 credit course
$531

TIER COUNTRIES

40% Tuition

 

$118
per credit hour

 

3 credit course
$354

Tiered tuition based on country of origin and scholarships available.  Find your country of residence here for more information.
Tuition may be further reduced by participating in the Sponsorship Program.