Sustainability Certificate

Sustainability Certificate

As a prestigious academic institution the University of Miami strives to incorporate sustainability  education across the curriculum.

Cane Link catalog will feature classes from all schools and colleges with the "Sustainability" attribute. It will allow students to search for courses with a sustainability focus or content, and apply to the Sustainability Certificate administered by the Ecosystem Science and Policy (ECS) program. If you are a faculty member and are interested in integrating sustainable development goals in your curriculum, join one of our SUST workshops. For more information, contact

Knowledge of sustainability is now a requisite for a growing number of professions, as businesses, organizations, and educational institutions confront the challenges of a rapidly modernizing and increasingly connected world subject to climate change, mass movements of people, limits to energy and water supplies, and diminishing biodiversity.

The American Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE) defines sustainability in a pluralistic and inclusive way, encompassing human and ecological health, social justice, secure livelihoods, and a better world for all generations (the UN Sustainable Development Goals cover a broad range of social issues like poverty, hunger, health, education, climate change, women empowerment, gender equality and social justice. Sustainable development is development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs). Sustainability research is research that leads toward solutions that simultaneously support social wellbeing, economic prosperity, and ecological health.

The certificate program will:
- Serve as a curricular adjunct to sustainable initiatives at UM.
- Foster a culture of conservation at the University.
- Enhance students’ preparation for a variety of careers, including engineering, architecture, business, marketing, government, and more.
- Affirm UM’s commitment to sustainability and complement its efforts to enhance environmental education.

You will need to take:
1 - Global Sustainability Cognate
2 - 9 other credits that you can pick from an exhaustive list of electives.

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For more information,  Contact Gina Maranto