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This interdisciplinary certificate should benefit a diverse population of students who might not be introduced to such concepts through completion of their degree program. Students who obtain a Certificate in Sustainability will be better prepared to critically evaluate society’s interactions with the environment and to help find ethical and equitable solutions to environmental challenges.
Objectives and/or competencies for the program include:
Recognize how day-to-day activities impact global societies and the natural environment.
Understand how to use natural resources efficiently and produce a small ecological footprint.
Identify environmental problems and work within a profession or community to find creative and equitable solutions.
Understand the energy-environment connection, as well as underlying economic and political considerations, in order to be effective agents of change for practical, long-term sustainability.
Certificate in Sustainability - Credits: 12
Students will complete one course from at least two of the three categories, and complete the capstone course, Principles of Sustainability.
Only two of the four courses can be from the same academic discipline.