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University of Pittsburgh    
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
 
  Apr 21, 2021
 
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Undergraduate Certificate in Sustainability


Environmental and sustainability programs study coupled human-natural systems using interdisciplinary approaches and knowledge. Such programs work at the science-engineering, science-policy, and policy management interfaces and aim to prepare sustainability-oriented problem solvers through interdisciplinary research, scholarship, and practice. This certificate addresses the need for education and research to strengthen our understanding of the links between human behavior and natural processes by integrating the behavioral and social sciences, earth sciences, physical sciences, engineering, and information sciences.

Completion of the certificate in the Dietrich School requires 18 credits. The following requirements are for Dietrich School students who pursue this certificate. Be advised that Swanson School of Engineering students may have different requirements.

Elective Courses


Select three of the following courses. Only one course may be in the student’s major department.

Additional information and requirements


  • A minimum GPA of 2.0 is required in each course that counts toward the certificate.
  • No course that counts toward this certificate may be taken on the S/NC basis.


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