Sustainability, Post-Baccalaureate Certificate
The Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Sustainability provides foundational and advanced knowledge and skills necessary for transitioning to sustainability-related careers in a variety of sectors from sciences to the arts, from business to education, and from governmental to non-governmental organizations. The curriculum includes the student's choice of a selection of sustainability-focused classes in the Department of Geography, Environment, and Sustainability; in addition, the student chooses, in consultation with the advisor, a sustainability-relevant class from another department at UNC Greensboro. The core Seminar in Sustainability (GES 662 Sustainability) offers a translational experience around the unique definition of sustainability at UNC Greensboro, where academics, operations, and outreach arc conducted with careful attention to the enduring interconnectedness of social equity, the environment, the economy, and aesthetics.
For information regarding deadlines and requirements for admission, please see the Guide to Graduate Admissions.
Undergraduate degree in any field.
Certificate Program Requirements
Required: 18 credit hours
|Required Core Course (3 credits)|
|Sustainability-Focused Electives (9 credits)|
|Select 9 credits from the following:||9|
|Sustainable Urban Planning in an Entrepreneurial Environment|
|Understanding Geographic Information Systems|
|Natural Resource Geography|
|National Parks and Protected Areas|
|Advanced Weather and Climate-Synoptic Climatology|
|Geography of Livable Cities|
|Earth Surface Processes and Landforms|
|Seminar in Environmental Studies|
|Sustainability Electives (6 credits)|
|Select 6 credits from the following: *||6|
|Sustainable Campus Operations|
|Topics in Aesthetics and Ethics|
|Topics in Economics and Development|
|Topics in Equity and Society|
|Topics in Natural Sciences|
|Total Credit Hours||18|
Up to 6 credits of courses from outside the Department of Geography, Environment, and Sustainability may be chosen in consultation with the adviser (these could include courses from Anthropology, Biology, Communication Studies, Community and Therapeutic Recreation, Economics, Education, Interior Architecture, Business, Sociology, or others).