Certificate in Sustainability
The Certificate in Sustainability is focused on developing sustainability problem solving skills and requires a minimum of 12 credit hours. The certificate is available to all students. Sustainability involves balancing human aspirations for a good quality of life with the environmental quality and resource needs of future generations. Advancing sustainability requires understanding interactions between ecological and social systems in order to design actions inspired by beneficiaries needs. The Sustainability Certificate will help students pursue careers in fast-growing green job and non-profit sectors of clean energy, resource conservation, transportation efficiency, pollution prevention, waste elimination, second-generation bio-fuels, green building and infrastructure design, as well as human rights and community development.
A minimum grade of C- is required for each course taken in the certificate. A minimum cumulative GPA in all certificate coursework is 2.0.
|ENV_SC 2600||Sustainability Foundations: An Introduction to Sustainability||3|
|or BIOL_EN 2600||Sustainability Foundations: An Introduction to Sustainability|
|Electives (6 credit hours)|
|SOCIOL 1120||Population and Ecology||3|
|or RU_SOC 1120||Population and the Environment|
|or PEA_ST 1120||Population and Ecology|
|ABM 2070W||Environmental Economics and Policy - Writing Intensive||3|
|ARCHST 2323||Sustainable Building Design Fundamentals||3|
|GEOG 2660||Environmental Geography||3|
|SOCIOL 3330||Environmental Justice||3|
|or PEA_ST 3330||Environmental Justice|
|AFNR 2215||Introduction to the Theory and Practice of Sustainable Agriculture||3|
|AFNR 3215||Community Food Systems||3|
|ENV_SC 4400||Environmental Law, Policy, and Justice||3|
|IMSE 4720||Introduction to Life Cycle Analysis||3|
|F_W 4220||Human Dimensions of Fish and Wildlife Conservation||3|
Application for Certificate
Students interested in this certificate should complete the online CAFNR form located on the CAFNR website.