The Certificate in Sustainability is intended to give students theoretical, methodological, strategic, and substantive exposure to sustainability-related concepts and practice. Students will choose either a natural resources, community, or food systems focus for their sustainability studies towards the certificate. The certificate will allow students to engage in problem-based, experiential learning across a broad range of sustainability topics. The program will begin in the student’s second year with ENVS 201.

Certificate in Sustainability (21 credit units)

Required Courses (9 credit units):

  • ENVS 201.3
  • ENVS 401.3
  • INDG 107.3

Techniques and Tools for Sustainability (3 credit units)

Choose 3 credit units from the following elective courses:

  • ENVE 381.3
  • EVSC 203.3
  • GEOG 290.3
  • GEOG 385.3
  • GEOG 386.3
  • INDG 210.3
  • RRM 323.2 and RRM 201.1
  • SOC 225.3
  • SOC 232.3

Areas of Focus (9 credit units)

Students must choose one of the following three areas of focus, in consultation with an advisor:

Please note in each area of focus there are thesis and/or research course options listed. If a student chooses to use one of these courses towards the completion of the certificate it must be demonstrated to the certificate coordinator that the thesis pursued has a focus on sustainability and the theme of the chosen area of focus.

Natural Resources and Sustainability Focus

Elective Courses (9 credit units):

Choose one of:

  • BIOL 228.3
  • ECON 275.3
  • ECON 277.3
  • ENVE 201.3
  • ENVE 212.3
  • EVSC 210.3
  • EVSC 220.3
  • GEOG 280.3
  • PHIL 226.3
  • PHIL 231.3
  • PHIL 236.3
  • PLSC 213.3
  • TOX 200.3

Choose one of:

  • ANBI 375.3
  • AREC 330.3
  • BIOL 373.3
  • CHEM 375.3
  • ECON 376.3
  • EVSC 380.3
  • GEOG 333.3
  • GEOG 351.3
  • PLAN 329.3
  • RRM 312.3
  • SLSC 350.3
  • TOX 301.3

Choose one of:

  • AREC 430.3
  • BIOL 410.3
  • BIOL 412.3
  • BIOL 470.3
  • BIOL 475.3
  • ENVE 432.3
  • EVSC 421.3
  • EVSC 492.3
  • EVSC 494.3
  • GEOG 490.3
  • PLSC 413.3
  • PLSC 422.3
  • PLSC 423.3
  • PLSC 425.3
  • PLSC 492.3
  • PLSC 494.6
  • SLSC 492.3
  • SLSC 494.6

Community and Sustainability Focus

Elective Courses (9 credit units):

Choose one of:

  • ANTH 240.3
  • ANTH 244.3
  • ECON 275.3
  • ECON 277.3
  • GEOG 208.3
  • GEOG 240.3
  • GEOG 280.3
  • HIST 257.3
  • HIST 258.3
  • HIST 263.3
  • HIST 290.3
  • INTS 203.3
  • PHIL 226.3
  • PHIL 231.3
  • PHIL 236.3
  • POLS 226.3
  • RLST 210.3
  • SOC 202.3
  • SOC 204.3
  • SOC 206.3
  • SOC 227.6
  • WGST 210.3

Choose one of:

  • ANTH 329.3
  • ARCH 357.3
  • AREC 330.3
  • GEOG 340.3
  • GEOG 352.3
  • GEOG 364.3
  • GEOG 380.3
  • GEOG 381.3
  • PLAN 346.3
  • POLS 326.3
  • POLS 328.3
  • SOC 344.3

Choose one of:

  • ANBI 475.3
  • ANTH 401.3
  • AREC 430.3
  • AREC 432.3
  • CHEP 402.3
  • GEOG 464.3
  • GEOG 491.3
  • INDG 451.6
  • INTS 400.3
  • PLAN 445.3
  • PLAN 446.3
  • POLS 403.3
  • POLS 422.3
  • SOC 409.3
  • SOC 421.3
  • WGST 411.3

Food Systems and Sustainability Focus

Elective Courses (9 credit units):

Choose one of:

  • AGRC 211.3
  • AREC 251.3
  • PLSC 235.3

Choose one of:

  • ANBI 375.3
  • ANSC 301.3
  • AREC 330.3
  • EVSC 380.3
  • FABS 371.3
  • PLSC 345.3
  • RRM 312.3
  • SLSC 313.3

Choose one of:

  • AREC 432.3
  • AREC 451.3
  • EVSC 492.3
  • EVSC 494.6
  • FABS 401.3
  • FABS 432.3
  • FABS 436.3
  • FABS 450.3
  • FABS 492.3
  • FABS 494.6
  • GEOG 491.3
  • PLSC 401.3
  • PLSC 413.3
  • PLSC 418.3
  • PLSC 422.3
  • PLSC 492.3
  • PLSC 494.6
  • SLSC 492.3
  • SLSC 494.6
  • SOC 402.3