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The Certificate in Sustainable Environment and Science provides an interdisciplinary approach to understanding and resolving today’s most pressing and complex environmental and ecological challenges. The program includes foundation courses that examine sustainable living from multiple perspectives, as well as more targeted courses that focus on environmental sciences, natural resources, and energy.
Related Degrees & Certificates
University College also offers the following degrees and certificates, all providing knowledge and methods about sustainability, local to global, to help improve the quality of individual lives, the productivity of institutions, and the security of our planet.
- Certificate in Sustainable Communities and Development
- Certificate in Sustainable Management and Organizations
- Bachelor of Science in Sustainability
The program includes 21 units of undergraduate course work, 9 units in required courses noted below and 12 units in electives noted below (others with authorization).
In order to be considered for admission to the Certificate in Sustainable Environment and Science you must have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.7 in previous college course work, including at least one college-level English composition course and one other college-level course, each with a grade of B or better.
Below is a list of requirements for an application to the Sustainable Environment and Science certificate at University College. Your application will be reviewed once all requirements are received.
Policies and Procedures
Normally, courses taken toward a University College undergraduate certificate program may be applied to a University College Bachelor of Science degree, as distribution, general elective, or major elective courses, and a maximum of 6 units of course work from a University College undergraduate certificate may be used as core major courses in a University College bachelor of science degree. Candidates for the Bachelor of Science Degree in Sustainability in University College may not simultaneously pursue a Certificate in Sustainability (Communities and Development, Environment and Science, Management and Organizations) offered by University College. Bachelor of Science in Sustainability students should pursue this category of courses as a concentration within the Bachelor of Science.