Sustainability Certificate

University of Pittsburgh

Date Posted: Oct. 23, 2018
Submitted by: Claire Pope
Sustainability Topic: Curriculum
Content Type: Academic Programs
Program Type: Undergraduate Certificate/Diploma


The aim of the Undergraduate Certificate in Sustainability is to provide undergraduates the opportunity to enhance their education by including sustainability in their course of study. This new certificate program in “Sustainability” transcends existing Schools and Departments at the University of Pittsburgh, capitalizes on ongoing Sustainability-growth opportunities in teaching and research at the University of Pittsburgh, and utilizes the framework of the Mascaro Center for Sustainable Innovation (MCSI) to execute the certificate.

Learning Outcomes

The objectives of the Undergraduate Sustainability Certificate are:

  • To develop the basic competencies needed by science, engineering, and humanities graduates to contribute quickly and effectively to the development and ultimate use of sustainable technologies, science, and practices in the U.S. and abroad,
  • To create opportunities for undergraduates to develop analytical skills and to learn to think critically about sustainability,
  • To provide undergraduates the opportunity to seamlessly incorporate sustainability into their course of study, and
  • To create a benchmark education program that can serve as a model throughout academia.

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