Academic Catalog 2021-2022

Slippery Rock University

Sustainability, Certificate

Curriculum Guide

GPA Requirement

Certificate GPA: 2.0 or higher

Certificate Requirements

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.

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. Students must also complete 12 hours of stewardship, which may include service learning, community volunteer hours, research, or a sustainability project. The capstone course includes the stewardship requirement. 

Certificate Requirements
Select one course from at least two of the three categories: 19
Environmental Stewardship
Environmental Biology
Conservation Biology/Lab
Ecology with Lab
Environmental Geology
Science, Technology and the Environment
Introduction to Environmental Problems
Earth's Changing Climate
Foundations in Sustainability
Social Responsibility
Literature of the Environment
Planning for Sustainable Communities
Environmental Law and Policy
Environmental Justice
Americans and the Environment
Applied Anthropology
Civic Engagement and Community Decision-Making
Community Change and Development
Social and Ethical Issues in Philanthropy and Fundraising
Environmental Ethics
Social and Political Philosophy
Economic Prosperity
Economics of Sustainable Development
Economics of Sustainable Development
Environmental Economic Geography
Sustainability in Food and Hospitality
Contemporary Travel and Tourism
Sustainable Planning for Tourism
Sustainable Entrepreneurship and Innovation
Sustainable Entrepreneurship and Innovation
Sustainable Business Consulting
Sustainable Business Consulting
Business Ethics
Capstone Experience
GES 362Applications in Sustainability3
Total Hours12

Important Curriculum Guide Notes

This Curriculum Guide is provided to help SRU students and prospective students better understand their intended major curriculum. Enrolled SRU students should note that the My Rock Audit may place already-earned and/or in progress courses in different, yet valid, curriculum categories. Enrolled SRU students should use the My Rock Audit Report and materials and information provided by their faculty advisers to ensure accurate progress towards degree completion. The information on this guide is current as of the date listed. Students are responsible for curriculum requirements at the time of enrollment at the University.

PASSHE - Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education Institutions

This program is effective as of Spring 2016.
Revised 11-2019
UCC 3.26.2019