Climate Change and Sustainability
The certificate program in Climate Change and Sustainability will provide a strong foundation for students to advance their career by providing the knowledge and skills necessary to address regional, national and global challenges related to climate change. The program will employ an interdisciplinary approach to explore climate vulnerability, mitigation measures, and pathways to adaptation and resilience. The course will also focus on the translation of policy and research into climate-smart mitigation and adaptation strategies for building sustainable and resilient communities through urban planning and sustainable urban development.
The Certificate is offered both partially online and on campus
Applicants must have a bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution with a minimum 3.0 GPA.
To learn about the application process, and to access the application, please review our application process. In addition to your completed application form, transcripts, resume and letter of interest, you will need to submit the following documents:
- Two letters of recommendation, one academic and one professional
- Contact the department for additional requirements
Requirements (6 Credit Hours)
- IDS 6233 - Concepts and Principles of Sustainability (3)
- IDS 6235 - Economics and Finance for Sustainability (3)
Electives (6 Credit Hours)
Choose two of the following electives:
- IDS 6210 - Bioresources for a Sustainable Future (3)
- IDS 6247 - Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation (3)
- IDS 6208 - Renewable Power Portfolio (3)
- IDS 6222 - Sustainable Food Energy Water Nexus (3)
- PHI 6680 - Climate Change and Civil Evolution (3)
Time Limit for Completion of Certificate
Per University Policy, all Certificates have a five year time limit; however, the approximate time to complete the Certificate is two years.
Credit Toward Graduate Degree
Up to 12 hours of certificate course credits may be applied to a graduate degree with departmental approval.
International students must submit a TOEFL score when English is not the native language. A minimum score of 550 on the paper-based test or 79 on the web-based test is required.