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Certificate in Sustainability

David Perkins, Program Director
Temple Hall, Room 316; Phone 417-836-5446
DavidPerkins@missouristate.edu

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.

Program description

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.

Admission requirements

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  

Certificate requirements

Students must have an overall GPA of 3.00 for completion of the program.