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Environmental Management and Business InstituteEMBI

Certificate in Environmental Sustainability and Business

Recommended Preparatory Courses:

  • BUS ADM 202Business and its Environment (SS1) (P: none)
  • ECON 203Micro Economic Analysis (SS1) (P: none)
  • ENV SCI 102 Introduction to Environmental Science (NPS1) (P: none)
  • ENV SCI 260Energy and Society (NPS2) (P: Env Sci 102 or Physics 103 or Chem 211)
  • PU EN AF 102Environment and Society (SS2) (P: none)
  • SOC C D 251Sustainable Development (CUL, SS2, WE) (P: none)

Upper-level Certificate Courses:

All students must take at least one semester of the following 1 credit colloquium course. This course is repeatable (up to a maximum of 4 credits toward graduation).

  • PU EN AF 390Colloquium in Environmental Sustainability and Business (P: jr. standing)


Students must take four courses from the following three elements in order to earn the certificate. A minimum of one course must be taken from each element.

Business Element

  • BUS ADM 322Introductory Marketing
  • BUS ADM 389Organizational Behavior
  • ECON 453Cost-Benefit Analysis

Public Policy Element

  • ECON 305Natural Resources Economic Policy
  • ECON 412Economics of Sustainability
  • PU EN AF 301Environmental Politics and Policy
  • PU EN AF 322Environmental Planning
  • PU EN AF 378 Environmental Law

Environmental Science Element

  • ENV SCI 303Environmental Sustainability
  • ENV SCI 318Pollution Control
  • ENV SCI 425 Global Climate Change
  • ENV SCI 460Resource Management Strategy

Internship or Co-Op Experience (3 credits)

Business, nonprofit, or government setting that involves interdisciplinary problem solving within an environmental sustainability context. Internships will be set up and coordinated by EMBI.