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This award is not eligible for Financial Aid

The Academic Certificate (AC) in Sustainability is interdisciplinary and builds a strong academic expertise within a student's desired focus area of Sustainability. The focus areas are established within and among the foundational pillars of Sustainability (social - environmental - economic).


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Field of Interest: 
Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics
Academic Plan Code: 
Total credits required: 
Effective term: 
Fall 2021
Academic Plan: 
Sustainability (CER)

This program is not eligible for Title IV Federal Financial Aid.
Students must earn a grade of C or better for all courses required within the program.

Required courses
Course #Course TitleCredits
SSH111Sustainable Cities3
SUS110Sustainable World3
Restricted Electives
Course #Course TitleCredits
Students must select three focus area classes
ASM104Bones, Stones, and Human Evolution4
BIO105Environmental Biology4
CHM107Chemistry and Society (3) and
CHM107LLChemistry and Society Laboratory (1)4
COM263Elements of Intercultural Communication3
FON135Sustainable Cooking3
ECN212Microeconomic Principles3
EPS150Introduction to Entrepreneurship3
ENV101Introduction to Environmental Science4
GLG110Geological Disasters and the Environment (3) and
GLG111Geological Disasters and the Environment Lab (1)4
GPH113Introduction to Physical Geography4
PHI216Environmental Ethics3
PSY132Psychology and Culture3
SBU200Society and Business3
SUS100Introduction to Sustainability3
SCT100Introduction to Sustainable Built Environments3
  • Explore the sustainable interaction between human and natural systems. (SUS110)
  • Analyze the concept of sustainable development within local, regional, and global contexts. (SSH111)

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