Waste Management - Geosciences, UMKC

Graduate Certificate in Waste Management

In keeping with the demand for trained professionals in the field of waste management, the department of geosciences established a Graduate Certificate Program in Waste Management in 2003. The program is designed for professionals working in the waste management industry who desire advanced knowledge in the field but do not have the time to enroll in a graduate degree program that may take up to two years to complete. The graduate certificate program is designed to meet this need and also to enable students holding a bachelor's degree in an appropriate discipline to improve their knowledge in the waste management field and to prepare them to enter the waste management industry with advanced knowledge at the graduate level. The carefully designed curriculum for this program consists of 15 credit hours of course work that covers every important aspect of waste management. Field visits to waste disposal facilities and a 5-day OSHA-approved Hazardous Waste Operator Training (HAZWOPER) course are included in the curriculum.


Required Courses 

  • ENVSC 310 Field Experience in Waste Management
  • GEOL 335 Introduction to Waste Management
  • GEOL 5512 Geology and Hazardous Waste Management
  • GEOL 5534 Hazardous Waste Operation Management
  • GEOL 5570 Hydrogeology
  • GEOL 5597 Graduate Seminar



Certificate in Waste Management Program Director: Dr. Syed Hasan

Contact Us

Department of Geosciences
University of Missouri-Kansas City

Administrative Assistant
Larisa DeFrangesco
Tel: 816.235.6081

Interim Chair
Dr. Michael Kruger

5100 Rockhill Road
Kansas City, Missouri  64110

Tel:   816.235.1334
Fax:  816.235.5535


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