Certificate in Sustainability

University College offers a twelve-credit, four-course interdisciplinary Certificate in Sustainability. This undergraduate certificate provides an opportunity for students to advance their knowledge of sustainability from the orientation of different disciplines, to introduce them to concepts of systems thinking to make them more competitive in a job market that, increasingly is requiring sustainability expertise and skills.

Students will select from an existing array of courses in various disciplines. A faculty committee will regularly review new courses proposed by the schools and colleges to be included in available offerings for the certificate.

Certificate Requirements:

  • The undergraduate certificate in sustainability will require four (4) courses and a minimum of twelve (12) credit hours.

  • The courses will be selected from offerings in four different departments in at least three different schools and must be outside of the student’s own major.

  • General Education courses may be included in the array of courses but can constitute no more than one of the four courses toward the certificate. If a student chooses a general education course to count toward the certificate, this same course cannot count toward the general education requirement in a specific category.

  • The certificate requires that three of the four courses be at the 2000 level or higher.

  • The certificate courses in sustainability may satisfy other minors and/or certificates.

To view a complete listing of approved certificate courses, visit the Certificate in Sustainability Bulletin page.

For questions or more information, please contact Dr. Vicki Lewis McGarvey.