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Academic Structure - Certificate

Recommended Supporting Courses and the General Education Requirement Satisfied:

  • ANTHRO 100: Varieties of World Culture (Global Culture/Social Sciences)
  • BUS ADM 202: Business and its Environment (Social Sciences)
  • ECON 102: Economics of the Modern World (Social Sciences)
  • ECON 203: Micro Economic Analysis (Social Sciences/Quantitative Literacy)
  • ENV SCI 102: Introduction to Environmental Science (Natural Sciences)
  • HISTORY 220: American Environmental History (Sustainability)
  • POL SCI 102: Introduction to Politics (Social Sciences)
  • POL SCI 202/PU EN AF 202: Introduction to Public Policy (Social Sciences)
  • PU EN AF 215: Introduction to Public Administration (Social Sciences)

Upper-level Certificate Courses:

All students must take one semester of the following 1 credit colloquium course.

  • 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

  • MKTG 322Introductory Marketing
  • SCM 384Introduction to Supply Chain Management
  • MGNT 389Organizational Behavior
  • ECON 453Cost-Benefit Analysis

Public Policy Element

  • ECON 305Natural Resources Economic Policy
  • 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)

ENV SCI 490 or PU EN AF 490EMBI Co-Op Experience (P: jr. standing)

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