Certificate Programs in Sustainability Studies

A certificate is a program of study that focuses on a particular topic. Completion of the program generally means that the student has taken the necessary courses and passed the necessary training and tests. Generally, a certificate takes at least two years to complete. What is a certificate in sustainability studies? Many relevant topics go into an advanced degree studying sustainability. One cer… Read more

A certificate is a program of study that focuses on a particular topic. Completion of the program generally means that the student has taken the necessary courses and passed the necessary training and tests. Generally, a certificate takes at least two years to complete.

What is a certificate in sustainability studies? Many relevant topics go into an advanced degree studying sustainability. One certificate option focuses on industry and how antiquated standards can be replaced by more practical solutions. Other programs focus on climate change, different perspectives on the issue, and the effects of humans on the climate. Another sustainability topic is housing and how to develop support services. Certificates in sustainability range from the science to the politics of renewability.

Pursuing a certificate can help a person become relatable, innovative, and conscientious. Sustainability programs typically require a lot of communication and many different viewpoints, which teaches the students to better relate to diverse people by being accepting and creative. Graduates are also often conscientious of resources, which influences their everyday lives.

Sustainability certificates cover a wide array of topics, and they are offered by many universities worldwide. These variations contribute to the range of costs from program to program.

Completion of a sustainability certificate opens many paths for graduates. A possible career option is to become a housing officer, managing housing support. Another job that a student might pursue is one in agriculture. These jobs include naturalist, greenhouse overseer, and horticulture technician. Graduates could alternatively consider jobs as architects or civil engineers. In these positions, the certificate in sustainability could be used to optimize zero-energy-consumption buildings. Finally, this certificate might lead to jobs as a researcher who investigates ways to produce and protect crops.

Certificates in sustainability are offered around the world and online for convenient scheduling options. Search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.

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Penn State College of Earth and Mineral Sciences
State College, USA

Many of the world’s economies are sensitive to weather and climate hazards, and minimizing uncertainty has become a priority among leading commercial and government sectors. A ... +

Many of the world’s economies are sensitive to weather and climate hazards, and minimizing uncertainty has become a priority among leading commercial and government sectors. At the same time, access to realtime and historical weather data has never been more readily available. The Graduate Certificate in Weather and Climate Analytics, offered online through Penn State World Campus, can teach you how to leverage this information to make better decisions, whatever your field of interest. -
Graduate Certificate
Part-time
English
Online
 
Tufts University - Graduate School of Arts and Sciences
Medford, USA

The Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study (CAGS) in Urban Justice and Sustainability is a post-master’s program for working professionals. The CAGS program will enhance your ... +

The Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study (CAGS) in Urban Justice and Sustainability is a post-master’s program for working professionals. The CAGS program will enhance your skillset helping you to be more effective in advancing urban justice and sustainability through public policy and planning practice, research, and activism. -
Certificate
Online & Campus Combined
Part-time
English
Aug 2020
15 Jun 2020
Online & Campus Combined
Campus
Online
 
Frankfurt School of Finance & Management
Frankfurt, Germany

Climate change will have a profound impact on countries and economies. Businesses, small and large, are affected; investors face increased risks, something also observed by th ... +

Climate change will have a profound impact on countries and economies. Businesses, small and large, are affected; investors face increased risks, something also observed by the insurance industry. Governments are required to respond too, and do so in different ways: they provide adaptation planning and some (often public) infrastructure, but they also play a key role in providing a policy environment that facilitates the response measures by all stakeholders in the economy. Essential for this course is that most of these response measures – adaptation measures - require investment. There is a tremendous spectrum from small enterprises to corporates up to larger private or public infrastructure projects seeking climate adaptation finance. -
Certificate
Part-time
6 months
English
Mar 2020
29 Feb 2020
Online
 
University of St Andrews
Saint Andrews, United Kingdom

The PG Certificate in Sustainable Aquaculture offers a range of part-time, e-learning courses at a postgraduate level with a focus on either vertebrates or invertebrates.

The PG Certificate in Sustainable Aquaculture offers a range of part-time, e-learning courses at a postgraduate level with a focus on either vertebrates or invertebrates. -
Postgraduate Certificate
Part-time
English
14 Sep 2020
15 Apr 2020
Online
 
VERITAS
San José, Costa Rica

The tropics are one of the most diverse regions on Earth, and it hosts 80% of the planets terrestrial species and 95% of the corals and mangroves. The health and conservation ... +

The tropics are one of the most diverse regions on Earth, and it hosts 80% of the planets terrestrial species and 95% of the corals and mangroves. The health and conservation of the tropical ecosystems are vital for life on Earth and the general well being of humans. Many foods and medicine resources come from the tropics, and the balance of the region impacts not only the world economy but also the global biological diversity. -
Certificate
Full-time
12 weeks
English
Jan 2020
Campus
 
edX
Cambridge, USA

Learn how to implement sustainability best practices to create and host a successful, sustainable major sport event.

Learn how to implement sustainability best practices to create and host a successful, sustainable major sport event. -
Certificate
Full-time
Part-time
16 weeks
English
Sep 2020
Online
 
Windward Community College
Honolulu, USA

The Certificate of Completion in Sustainable Agriculture is a competency-based program designed for people interested in working in aquaponics-related fields, with a special e ... +

The Certificate of Completion in Sustainable Agriculture is a competency-based program designed for people interested in working in aquaponics-related fields, with a special emphasis on sustainable practices and traditional Hawaiian practices. -
Certificate
Full-time
2 semesters
English
Campus
 
Frankfurt School of Finance & Management
Frankfurt, Germany

Reflecting sustainability criteria, especially climate change, in financial markets is increasingly gaining attention as opportunities and risks arising in this context are ch ... +

Reflecting sustainability criteria, especially climate change, in financial markets is increasingly gaining attention as opportunities and risks arising in this context are changing business practices. The course will prepare participants to understand major drivers and constraints of transforming the financial system into a more sustainable one. Furthermore, it will familiarize participants with the business, regulatory and technical perspective of sustainable finance and will acquaint them to take an active part in the discussion around the topic. The course aims to enable financial professionals to integrate Sustainable Finance related aspects into their work through new knowledge and tools for advising their clients and business partners. -
Certificate
Part-time
6 months
English, German
Mar 2020
29 Feb 2020
Online
 
Frankfurt School of Finance & Management
Frankfurt, Germany

Climate Change is high on the agenda of governments across the world. The structural change of the global energy system is already underway. The FSDF e-campus e-learning cours ... +

Climate Change is high on the agenda of governments across the world. The structural change of the global energy system is already underway. The FSDF e-campus e-learning course on Climate & Renewable Energy Finance enables participants to understand two different perspectives towards this issue. On the one hand, the ... -
Certificate
Part-time
6 months
English
Mar 2020
31 Mar 2020
Online