The “certificate in sustainability” exposes students to various disciplines, forms of knowledge, and skill sets important to a broad understanding of issues important to the emergent field and movement called “sustainability”. Required courses include the gateway course to the sustainability program, Humans and the Earth, which is an transdisciplinary learning experience with three faculty representing the sciences, social sciences, and humanities (or business). Thereafter, students must complete additional coursework in the sciences, social sciences, humanities, and business. All courses are selected carefully to ensure that students receive a rigorous grounding in the field from both a practical and theoretical standpoint.
The certificate requires successful completion of six University courses, for a total of 17 semester hour credits. More than one half of the coursework must be completed at Baldwin Wallace University.