Graduate School

Sustainability—Certificate

Invest in a sustainable future

Society, the environment, and economic/industrial development - the "triple bottom line" - are inherently interconnected, both domestically and worldwide. Without fundamental changes, our future is in jeopardy. Healthy survival requires a sustainable future, one in which human and industrial systems support an enhanced quality of life by recognizing and seeking to understand this interconnectivity.

The Michigan Tech Sustainable Futures Institute (SFI) serves as an incubator for research, education, and outreach efforts related to sustainability.

What you need to know

This certificate requires a total of 15 credits. At least half of the total credits must be at the 5000-level or higher. 

Students must take a minimum of one class from each of these categories:

  • Policy and Society Systems and Economics
  • Environmental Systems
  • Industrial
  • Sustainability

This certificate is only open to students enrolled in a graduate program.

We offer a wide range of potential courses that work with many different academic disciplines and have had students from several departments in engineering, science, and humanities complete the certificate program.