Natural Resource and Environmental Economics Certificate

  • Programs Offered

    • Certificate
  • Delivery Options

    • On-Campus
    • Accelerated
  • Credits

    • 9 credits
  • Timeline

    • One–three semesters

Economics is Everywhere

With access to a unique blend of economics, business, forestry, and geology, plus engineering, social sciences, and technical communication, the Michigan Tech on-campus certificate in Natural Resource and Environmental Economics curriculum emphasizes real-world topics including environmental issues, public policy analysis, economic theory, and commodity markets. Naturally.

Student research spans across topics and locations and is often inspired by evaluating current issues of developing countries. Recent research areas include petroleum fiscal regimes, global fisheries management, carbon sequestration of forest products, and social and sustainability challenges related to mining and oil production. Being in the "Great Lakes State" also facilitates student research closer to campus, such as evaluating natural resource stressors of Lake Michigan.

Who is This Certificate For?

This certificate is for qualified professionals who want to enhance their skill set and can be a foundation to continue toward a graduate degree. It is also valuable for degree-seeking students looking to develop a concentration that gives them an edge in their career path.

What You Need to Know

Develop specialized knowledge in the economics of natural resources and the environment, an ability to evaluate resource projects, and a toolkit to perform independent analysis and effectively communicate analytical results with a graduate certificate in Natural Resources and Environmental Economics. Companies across all industries have increased demand for workers with the necessary skills to evaluate the sustainability and environmental impacts of business processes and the use of natural resources, and to recommend changes where appropriate. This certificate will give students the knowledge and skills necessary to fill this growing need in the labor market for economists.


There are no prerequisites to enroll in this program. See complete admissions requirements.

Accelerated Option

Michigan Tech Bachelor's + 1 Semester = Accelerated Graduate Certificate

Current Michigan Tech undergraduates or recent alumni, get started right away. Our accelerated graduate certificates are a fast, affordable way to add graduate credentials to your bachelor's degree in as little as one semester. Be more marketable in your industry or prepare for your master's degree. Explore accelerated certificate options.


This graduate certificate requires a minimum of 9 total credits. Students may apply the credits earned for this certificate toward a graduate degree at Michigan Tech.


Graduate Director

Gary Campbell

Graduate Assistant

Laura Shawhan

Application Process and Admissions Requirements

Applications are reviewed on an individual basis using a holistic approach. Fill out our free graduate application online to apply to any of our programs. Official transcripts and scores are not required for the initial application, although you will need to upload them later.

Accredited by HLC

Michigan Tech has been accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) since 1928. Our Graduate School offers over 125 certificates, master's, and PhD programs to provide our students and the world with what tomorrow needs.