Graduate Certificate in Environmental Sustainability
American Public University System

Program Details

American Public University System offers an online Graduate Certificate in Environmental Sustainability. Graduates will be able to formulate strategies to implement sustainable practices and design.

This online sustainability certificate program integrates multiple distinct topic areas. Students will learn about sustainability, energy and environmental policy, economics, and global resource allocation. Courses discuss the role of sustainability in meeting critical resource needs, such as renewable energy and water quality and quantity, on a local, regional, national, and global scale.

Students will study topics including:

  • Environmental economics
  • Environmental policy, regulation, and law
  • Elements of sustainable design
  • Energy policy and sustainability
  • Environmental ethics
  • Global environmental change


  • Bachelor’s degree from an institution whose accreditation is recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA)
  • Official bachelor’s or master’s transcript showing conferral of degree

School Accreditation Statement

Higher Learning Commission