As natural resources become more scarce and expensive, sustainability specialist careers are experiencing rapid growth. A post-baccalaureate certificate in sustainability will provide students with sociology and environmental management training that focuses on sustainability research, planning and leadership skills, environmental regulation requirements, and community-based sustainable management of natural resources. By learning how to apply sustainability concepts, principles and technical approaches to address “green” career needs in a variety of fields, students will be well positioned, upon completing the certificate, to better understand and provide innovative solutions to complex sustainability challenges.
The general requirements for admission and retention are the same as for the Graduate School.
The post-baccalaureate certificate program requires the completion of 18 hours of courses, split evenly between the sociology and environmental science programs. The courses are as follows:
- SOC 515 – 3 Research Methods and Study Design in Sociology
- SOC 518 – 3 Advanced Data Analysis
- SOC 590 – 3 Special Topics: Seminar in Sociology and Sustainability
- ENSC 510 – 3 Advanced Environmental Science and Policy
- ENSC 511 – 3 Environmental Policy
- ENSC 512 – 3 Environmental Law or ENSC 516 – 3 Environmental Impact Analysis
The student must successfully complete the program of study with a minimum GPA of 3.0.