Energy & Sustainability Certificate

Arizona State University

Date Posted: April 12, 2018
Submitted by: Jade Chalkley
Sustainability Topics: Curriculum, Energy
Content Type: Academic Programs
Program Type: Undergraduate Certificate/Diploma


The transdisciplinary certificate examines current energy systems and what would be required to create a sustainable energy future. Students begin with an overview of how energy affects peoples' lives, the basic science and methods of energy production, and a full overview of energy policy options. Students then select additional energy courses from across many disciplines, depending on their specific interests. An understanding of energy is increasingly important for jobs related to environmental quality, national security and the efficient functioning of cities. This certificate helps students enhance their understanding of the methods by which energy is generated and distributed as well as the associated sustainability issues. Students analyze social and policy dimensions of energy systems and infrastructure, and they may tailor the certificate around their unique interests in energy with a variety of electives, representing a broad array of academic disciplines. T