Sustainability encompasses a broad spectrum of interdisciplinary topics that address how to promote human prosperity while protecting the planet. The Certificate in Sustainability equips students to:
- Understand the ways in which the economy, environment and human welfare can operate in harmony
- Understand how to apply a systems thinking approach
- Recognize and address the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
The certificate provides undergraduate and graduate students with interdisciplinary course offerings while also allowing student to tailor their program to unique interests and needs. The certificate framework consists of one required course (Tech 1015: Introduction to Sustainability; 3 hours) and 12 hours of electives chosen from content streams, for a total of 15 credit hours.
Both undergraduate and graduate students pursuing the Certificate in Sustainability must choose electives in consultation with a sustainability faculty advisor, and their plan of study must be approved by the Certificate's Curriculum committee.