Academic Programs

Climate Change & Sustainability Certificate

Certificate Description:

The concentration/certificate program is intended to prepare students to address complex regional, national and global challenges associated with climate change adaptation and resilience. This concentration/certificate program is unique as the curriculum is fully integrated to provide a systems perspective for learning and the development of an analytical perspective that will focus specifically on climate change, climate vulnerability, adaptive capacity and pathways of climate adaptation/resilience. The target student audience can come from a diverse array of backgrounds and career interests as the concentration/certificate program provides a sustainability framework to be used as a foundation for any career. The primary goal of the concentration/certificate program is to foster sustainability principles and critical thinking, equipping any student with the tools needed to enact sustainable change.


  • IDS 6233 - Concepts and Principles of Sustainability 
  • DS 6235 - Economics and Finance for Sustainability


  • IDS 6248 - Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation ( Highly Recommended )
  • IDS 6210 - Bioresources for a Sustainable Future  
  • IDS 6208 - Renewable Power Portfolio 
  • IDS 6222 - Navigating The Sustainable Food-Energy-Water Nexus 
  • IDS 6275 - Policy for Sustainability
  • PHI 6680 - Climate Change and Civil Evolution 
  • IDS 6938 - Waste Not, Want Not: Reconsidering Waste, Re-purposing Wasted Resources 
  • IDS 6938 - Envisioning Sustainability

Course Descriptions

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