Undergraduate Certificate in Sustainability

Complete Your general education requirements and earn a sustainability certificate at the same time

The Interdisciplinary Undergraduate Sustainability Certificate integrates sustainability into general education and empowers students to approach primary courses of study through a sustainability lens. Students will learn and apply skills in the equity-related, ecological, and economic dimensions of sustainability. This certificate program is a collaboration between the University of Utah Office of Undergraduate Studies, the Sustainability Office, and the Environmental and Sustainability Studies Program.

Certificate Details

The certificate requires a total of 21 credits:

  • 9 credits of SUSC course work (six credits from outside of the student's major department)
  • 12 credits of SUSL course work (six credits from outside of the student's major department)

Along with the 21 credits of sustainability designated courses, students will assemble a portfolio consisting of at least five assignments that demonstrate what a sustainability lens has brought to their major course of study.

More information on sustainability courses can be found here.

  1. Articulate concepts of interdependence and dynamic interrelationships within and between systems.
  2. Describe systemic limits and the ways in which human economic systems can threaten ecological systems and impose social differences.
  3. Analyze true ecological and social costs, including the full life cycle of a product or process
Who can enroll in the Certificate program?
  • Any student enrolled in an undergraduate degree program at the University of Utah
Application and Admission Process
  • University of Utah students should apply for the certificate program as soon as they decide to pursue it, and must apply to the program prior to the semester of graduation via the online application.
  • Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis within one month of their submission.
  • Courses must be completed with a grade of B or better