Meet our faculty
Faculty at the University of Illinois study all aspects of the Environment and Sustainability to uncover innovative solutions. Topics cover green business, carbon sequestration, regional climate change, sustainable urban development, environmental visualization, second generation biofuels and much more. The faculty involved in the ESES and ENSU programs are elected fellows of American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the National Academy of Science, the American Meteorological Association and the Geophysical Union and are recipient of national and international awards including the Nobel Peace Prize. Many of our faculty receive research funding from the National Science Foundation, NASA, and NOAA, have been awarded prizes for teaching excellence, and have written nationally adopted textbooks.
Tuition Rates And financial aid
The current tuition rate is $403 per credit hour, thus a standard 3-hour course is $1209. This rate includes both tuition and fees. The tuition rate is the same for in-state, out-of-state, and international students. The cost for future courses may be subject to moderate changes in accordance with the actions of the University of Illinois Board of Trustees. Students must earn 15 to 17 hours to complete the certificate, so the total cost is between $6000 and $7000.
Financial aid is available for students accepted into the program and enrolled at least six credit hours of coursework in Fall and Spring. Full financial aid is available for students who are enrolled in 12 or more credit hours. Please visit the Office of Student Financial Aid for more information.
Frequently Asked Questions
- What if I join mid-year?
No problem. Most classes don't have to be taken in sequence, and there are plenty of options offered every semester. We accept applications all though the year.
- Can I take just one course?
Yes, anyone can take an single course. You do not need to apply to the program or the University of Illinois. If you decide to apply for the certificate program or the University of Illinois and are accepted, all classes taken will count toward an ESES degree or certificate, respectively.
- Will I get in?
Yes, there's no restrictions on enrollment in the certificate.
- I'm unsure about the requirements, can you help?
Yes, please contact us with your questions and concerns. Our mission is to help you realize your full potential as a citizen, professional and steward of our planet.