A certificate in sustainability can be tailored to your unique interests and needs.

Sustainability is an interdisciplinary certificate that involves a wide selection of topics that address how to promote human prosperity while protecting the planet. Because it’s interdisciplinary, you can take courses in four University colleges, including the College of Humanities Arts and Sciences, College of Business Administration, College of Education and the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences.

The Certificate in Sustainability will equip you to:

  • Understand how the economy, environment and human welfare can operate in harmony

  • Understand how to apply systems thinking approach to sustainability-related issues

  • Recognize and address the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

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Sustainability Certificate curriculum

The Sustainability Certificate framework consists of a progression of classes with one required course. The remaining courses are elective and can be tailored to meet your unique interests. Contact a Professional Academic Advisor for more information and the steps necessary to earn this certificate.

Required introductory course:

  • Introduction to Sustainability

Elective courses include:

  • Evolution, Ecology and the Nature of Science

  • Conservation Biology

  • Introduction to Geology

  • Environmental Health Science

  • Environmental Economics

  • Global Strategic Supply Management

  • Rhetoric, Science, and Community Engagement 

  • Environmental Ethics

View Sustainability Certificate curriculum

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