UNI Certificate in Sustainability Now Offered

The University of Northern Iowa is now offering a new Certificate in Sustainability after final approval by the Iowa Board of Regents on April 24, 2014. Attaining the certificate will likely improve students’ job opportunities as a recent report suggests that two-thirds of companies now report sustainability as a competitive necessity in the marketplace, and value job candidates with background knowledge in environment and sustainability.

The certificate requires 15 credit hours including an introductory course and four electives. Electives may be chosen from six content streams including: natural and biological environments; mathematical and economic dimensions; urban environments and technology; sustainable tourism and outdoor recreation; social, philosophical and political dimensions; teacher education in sustainability and environmental literacy.

Students may select up to two courses from one content stream, but at least two courses must be selected from other content streams. The certificate is open to all undergraduate students with a GPA of 2.50 or higher.

For further information, contact Bill Stigliani (tel. 319-273-7150; email: william.stigliani@uni.edu).