Graduate Sustainability Certificate

Michigan Technological University

Date Posted: Feb. 25, 2016
Submitted by: Monika Urbanski
Sustainability Topic: Curriculum
Content Type: Academic Programs
Program Type: Graduate Certificate/Diploma
Distance: Local Only
Commitment: Full-Time


This Certificate formally recognizes curricular breadth in the following areas:1) Policy, societal, and economic systems, 2) Environmental systems, 3) Industrial systems. The Sustainable Futures Model takes a systems approach: combining information and insight from meta-disciplinary perspective. To students seeking employment or further education in this field, the SFI Graduate Certificate can provide a competitive edge - through the study of current, accurate information and research surrounding the impact of society's ecological footprint. The systems approach provides a platform for critical and responsive analysis of the interdependence of each structure. As the need for sustainable development and management becomes more important in an increasingly interdependent world, a well-trained problem-solver is a valuable asset to the global environmental system. A graduate student can integrate the certificate into a specialized education in engineering, forestry, science, social sciences, humanities, business, and economics.

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