Academic Certificate in Sustainability
Rio Salado College

Program Details

The online Certificate in Sustainability program is interdisciplinary and builds a strong academic expertise along one of five significant pillars of sustainability, where students examine and assess how to minimize unintended consequences and enhance a mutually productive relationship between man and nature. Students must choose one of the following five tracks:

  • Land use and human transformations of the earth
  • Competition for water and other natural resources from the earth systems
  • Political and economic treatment of the earth
  • Coupled human-environment interactions
  • Entrepreneurship for transforming ideas for sustainable products/services into viable businesses


This certificate program requires 15-17 credits for completion.

  • High school graduate or equivalent
  • Accuplacer college placement test may be required

School Accreditation Statement

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission