NREE Certificate

Interdisciplinary Graduate Certificate Program in Natural Resources and Environmental Education

Graduate students who are interested in environmental education and natural resource interpretation can gain a solid foundation in techniques and principles by earning the Natural Resources and Environmental Education (NREE) certificate.

The certificate is not a degree in itself.  It serves students wishing to complement their graduate studies by pursuing a curriculum that offers depth in communication skills and best practices for environmental education and outreach.  Participants take in-depth courses about environmental education and/or interpretation, and also gain breadth in environmental and natural resource topics through supporting coursework.  The certificate can be completed on the Logan campus or online (or a combination of both).  

Through classes, projects, and field work, students completing the NREE certificate:

  • Develop critical and creative thinking skills to interpret human-environment interactions;
  • Learn interdisciplinary approaches to environmental communication;
  • Refine presentation skills for formal and non-formal education audiences;
  • Are able to analyze the effectiveness of educational programs, messages and presentations; and
  • Gain a foundation to connect theoretical and experiential knowledge in a field of particular interest.

Learn about the NREE Curriculum


To apply for admission to the NREE graduate certificate program, students must:

  1. Be a currently enrolled graduate student at Utah State University, or accepted for admission.
  2. Complete and submit a [NREE program application].

To contact an Environment and Society Department Representative about this program, call or email Becky Hirst, (; 435.797.3781)