2018-2019

Certificate of Graduate Study in Sustainability Practices

The Department offers a Certificate of Graduate Studies (CGS) in Sustainability Practices.

To earn a Certificate of Graduate Study, individuals must complete a coherent set of courses organized around a theme, courses to be selected with guidance from a faculty advisor and approved by the graduate program director.

The Certificate of Graduate Study in Sustainability Practices is intended for individuals who would like to experience theory and hands-on experience in best practices for environmental and sustainability management. This blended program (combination online and campus-based coursework) includes four courses, and can be completed in one year.  The CGS has a fast-start option open to undergraduate students who have completed at least 90 credit hours. Every organization, whether for-profit or non-profit, private or public, will benefit from having staff with the CGS in Sustainability Practices.

Examples of a CGS in Sustainability Practices could include: 

CGS in Sustainability: Policies
Issues in Environmental Science
Green Technology for Sustainability
Conservation in the U.S. and China
Environmental Policy Decision Making and Problem Solving
CGS in Sustainability: Climate Change
Innovation and Global Energy Challenges
GIS Tools Coastal Planning and Climate Change
Biomarkers and Isotope Signals
CGS in Sustainability: Environmental Health
Biological Imaging
Biomarkers and Isotope Signals
Global Health Challenges
Graduate Practicum

Upon successful completion of the four selected courses, the student is awarded a Certificate of Graduate Studies in Sustainability Practices.