For decades, world leaders have defined sustainability as the implementation of policies, processes, and practices that meet the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs. Working toward sustainability requires an understanding of human and environmental systems and the complex interactions between them. Students who understand the concept of sustainability can make a positive difference in the world.
The Certificate in Sustainability provides students with the knowledge and skills they need to contribute to the development of sustainable outcomes through interdisciplinary coursework in areas such as society and culture, economics, the environment, energy, public health, and public policy. The program helps students become effective leaders and agents of change for sustainability in a wide range of vocations, such as academic researcher, teacher, environmental specialist, sustainability coordinator, corporate officer, policy analyst, grassroots advocate, or government official.
The Certificate in Sustainability is administered by University College.