Certificate in Sustainability
The Certificate in Sustainability provides an interdisciplinary foundation to understanding and addressing today’s most pressing and complex social, environmental, and economic challenges.
This certificate covers the broad sustainability knowledge, skills, and competencies for those interested in either advancing within their current field or seeking a new direction. It can apply across a wide range of fields: from management, design, and planning, to environmental services in business, non-profit, and public institutions. The program addresses the collaborative and integrative nature of sustainability with an emphasis on applied learning – taking the lessons from the classroom into St. Louis.
There are no formal requirements for admission to undergraduate certificates. Students should speak with an academic advisor regarding their preparation for specific certificates or courses.U.S. Citizenship or Eligible Noncitizen
International students interested in the certificate programs must hold a visa that permits part-time study (including F-2 and J-2 visas). Students holding F-1 visas are not eligible for these programs. Students holding a B-2 visa may be eligible if the coursework is recreational or avocational in nature.NOTE
University College is designed for students with adult responsibilities who may require part-time and flexible course schedules. Current high school students and recent graduates seeking a traditional WashU college experience should apply through the undergraduate admissions office: admissions.wustl.edu.
Admission decisions are made on a rolling basis and typically take four to six weeks. An application is incomplete and will not be reviewed until all of the application requirements have been received or processed. Applicants are encouraged to submit all materials by the following dates:
Completed application form
- SUMMER 2022: APRIL 30, 2022
- FALL 2022: JULY 31, 2022
- SPRING 2023: DEC. 31, 2022
The online application is available online on our Apply page. Applications are ready for review when all fields on the application form are completed.
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At University College, students can take courses without applying to a degree program. If you are interested in taking a class to get to know University College, to fulfill credits, for professional development, or to follow a passion, the non-degree option is for you. Learn more.
Our advisors go the extra mile to help you navigate your path and needs. We will provide you with the tools to make each moment spent on your education as valuable as possible. Students will receive:
- individual appointments with an experienced advisor;
- career planning services to prepare you for opportunities after graduation;
- a partner throughout your journey to ensure success.
Student advising is available from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Thursday and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday.
REQUIRED COURSES: 15 UNITS
- Foundations and Practice of Sustainability (U19 205)
- Environmental Science: Regional and Global Perspectives (U29 413)
- Strategic Planning (U44 364)
- Translating Sustainable Business Practices (U19 306) or Sustainability as a Transformative Agent in Business and Public Policy (U19 368)
- Environmental Law: Applications towards Sustainability (U19 328)