Sustainability concerns preserving planet Earth for future generations when referring to natural resource extraction, production, and consumption. Sustainability means capable of being maintained without exhausting or depleting natural resources through: 1) stewardship of natural resources; 2) economic responsibility; and 3) social and community well-being. The certificate prepares students in each area through required courses that cover global cultures and environments and electives from three course groups (15 credit hours of coursework, 9 of which must be at the 3000/4000 level). View the catalog description and requirements here.
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- Earth Science (GEOG 1710)
- Sustainability (GEOG 3200)
Select one course from each group
Natural Resources Conservation (choose 1)
- GEOG 2180 Geosystems, Environment & Society
- GEOG 3420 Applied Biogeography
- BIOL 3160 Conservation Biology
- GEOL 4710 Ecosystems
Economic Responsibility (choose 1)
- ECON 3000 Current Economic Issues or ECON 4440 Economics of Natural Resources and Environment
- GEOG 3010 Economic Geography
- GEOG 4115 Our Energy Futures
- GEOG 4245 Geography of International Development
Social & Community Well-being (choose 1)
- ANTH 4400 Environmental Anthropology
- GEOG 2170 Culture, Environment, & Society
- GEOG 4420 Capitalism, Nature, and Climate Change
- PHIL 4700 Environmental Ethics