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Certificate in Sustainability
David Perkins, Program Director
Temple Hall, Room 316; Phone 417-836-5446
MSU's Title IV Federal Financial Aid, for this certificate, is pending final approval of application to Department of Education. Check with the MSU Office of Financial Aid if you have questions.
Sustainability initiatives are becoming ubiquitous in society today for many corporations and government agencies at both national and international scales. The purpose of this graduate-level certificate is to provide an opportunity for either existing professionals or emerging professionals to grasp the multidisciplinary nature of sustainability as both a theoretical and applied field. A single required course, GRY 708 serves as the foundation for philosophical thought and the history of sustainability as it has evolved to what it is in today’s world. The equal focus on economics, environment, and society, grounds the student in a balanced analysis and application of the ideas of sustainability across different Missouri State University departments. In total, the student should emerge from the certificate program with a renewed and more complete understanding of sustainability. This should assist them in their future development whether it is moving to further graduate work or giving them the skills they can apply in their existing careers.
All Missouri State University requirements granting admission to graduate certificate programs.
Certificate course requirements (12 hrs)
|Course Code||Course Title||Credit Hours|
|GRY 708||Philosophy of Sustainability||3 hrs|
|Select One Course from Economics Pillar||3 hrs|
|MGT 747||International Management|
|ECO 620||History of Economic Thought|
|ECO 640||Economics of the Environment|
|GRY 610||Applications in Sustainable Geo-tourism|
|Select one course from Environmental Pillar||3 hrs|
|GRY 645||Global Environmental Change|
|GRY 731||Environmental Assessment|
|BIO 602||Sustainability Research in Practice|
|Select one course from Society Pillar||3 hrs|
|ANT 614||Anthropology of Development|
|ANT 645||Cultural Resource Management|
|PLN 605||Social Planning|
|LAW 637||Environmental Regulations|
|PLS 673||Policy Analysis|
|PLS 763||The Policy Process|
Students must have an overall GPA of 3.00 for completion of the program.