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​Programs of Study

The Wakulla Environmental Institute educates the next generation of environmental professionals. Students can make a difference in their community and beyond with rewarding work in the environmental field.

These programs include hands-on learning and practical experience where students will learn to:

  • Apply fundamental concepts in the biological, chemical and physical sciences to make informed decisions on environmental issues
  • Describe science as a process that relies on testable hypotheses, verifiable data and evolving theories to explain natural phenomena
  • Operate and calibrate laboratory and field instruments to analyze environmental surface water, groundwater, wastewater, potable water systems, sediment, flora and fauna
  • Collect, analyze and calculate data related to natural environments  

Environmental Science Technology

Our Environmental Science Technology A.S. degree program is available now and provides students with specific knowledge to work in the areas of water quality analysis, natural resource management, and environmental monitoring. These fields offer opportunities to work in a variety of settings, ranging from offices, to laboratories, to the great outdoors. Employers range from government to non-profits to private enterprise.

WEI’s environmental science classes are offered online, which makes them ideal for working adults who need a flexible schedule. 

Oyster Aquaculture Certificate

Our Oyster Aquaculture certification is a unique program that trains students in the emerging oyster farming industry.

Green Guide Certificate

This program is designed for those interested in starting a nature-based business, those pursuing work in a nature-based field, those working in a nature based job wanting to upgrade their skills or those who simply enjoy learning about the environment in which they live.

Introduction to Diving

This semester-long course gives students a first look at the field of scientific diving. Students will learn the basics of diving, diving physiology, ocean biology, data collection and analysis. At the end of the course, students will earn their recreational Professional Association of Diving Instructors License (PADI) and rebreather certification.

Unmanned Technology Applications

This unique twelve-week program focuses on how to use aerial, surface and underwater unmanned vehicles, or drones, in different environmental applications.

Future Degree Programs

  • Hospitality and eco-tourism management
  • Aquaculture
  • Forest and land conservation
  • Professional diving

​Whether you are pursuing an A.S. degree or a certificate program, WEI invites you to take your first steps toward a meaningful environmental career by enrolling today.

For more information on the degree programs, contact Colleen Dwyer at (850) 922-6372 or

Contact Information

For more information contact Wakulla Environmental Institute by phone (850) 922-6290 or e-mail

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