The 15-credit interdisciplinary certificate examines the current affairs of energy and sustainability. Students begin with an overview of how energy affects peoples’ lives and policy options for energy, as well as the science of energy and how energy is generated for today’s society. Students then select additional energy courses tied to geography, architecture, geology, engineering, or economics depending on their specific interests.
The School of Sustainability offers a 15-credit interdisciplinary Certificate in Food System Sustainability, a comprehensive, sustainability-oriented introduction to food systems for undergraduate students. The certificate, which complements a variety of majors from Agribusiness to English, draws from food-related courses in the social sciences, humanities, life sciences, and applied sciences.
As part of the PhD degree program, this new interdisciplinary graduate certificate in complex adaptive systems science (CASS) aims to train the next generation of scientists in advanced concepts and methods needed for approaching interconnected phenomena in the social and life sciences as complex adaptive systems. This complexity science certificate is closely related to the interdisciplinary PhD concentration in Complex Adaptive Systems Science (CASS).
Achieving sustainable economies, corporations and communities requires the consideration of tradeoffs. Environmental and resource economics (ERE) provides a rigorous framework for weighing these tradeoffs. It also provides theory and data analysis tools for understanding how individual consumers and companies respond to the incentives presented by markets and government policies.