Sustainability, Post-Baccalaureate Certificate
With a focus on the interconnectedness of social equity, the environment, the economy, and aesthetics, 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.
In addition, the P.B.C. in Sustainability is a direct pathway into the M.S. in Sustainability & Environment (all courses from the P.B.C. count toward the M.S. subject to the policies of The Graduate School). The curriculum includes two required core classes and the student's choice of a selection of sustainability classes in the Department of Geography, Environment, and Sustainability. The student may choose, in consultation with the advisor, up to two sustainability-relevant classes from other departments at UNC Greensboro. The core classes focus on developing conceptual knowledge and cultivating transferable skills for applications of sustainability. More information is available at https://ges.uncg.edu/msse/.
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 Courses (6 credits)|
|Sustainability Topics (6 credits)|
|Select 6 credits from the following:||6|
|Topics in Ethics and Aesthetics|
|Topics in Development and Economics|
|Topics in Equity and Society|
|Topics in Environmental Sciences|
|Sustainability-Focused Electives (6 credits)|
|Select 6 credits from the following: *||6|
|Sustainable Urban Planning in an Entrepreneurial Environment|
|Understanding Geographic Information Systems|
|Sustainable Regional Planning|
|Natural Resource Geography|
|National Parks and Protected Areas|
|Advanced Weather and Climate-Synoptic Climatology|
|Sustainable Transportation Planning|
|Geography of Livable Cities|
|Earth Surface Processes and Landforms|
|Applied Physical Geography|
|Sustainable Campus Operations|
|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).