Add focus to your business degree with a Sustainability Certificate

Let future employers know that you're committed to a sustainable future with a credential that gets noticed. Undergraduates in any major can enroll in courses that lead to a Certificate in Sustainability to enhance your ability to think critically and analyze complex problems.

“Sustainability in business is becoming more important as businesses begin to navigate the impacts of climate change and today’s complex social, economic, and environmental challenges. The Sustainability Certificate provided me with multidisciplinary knowledge of complex human and environmental systems that has helped me express considerations that are sometimes overlooked when formulating ways to solve problems and working on projects”

- Ashlyn Shumaker, BBA Marketing 2020 

Sustainability Certificate Courses 

The 24-semester hour certificate consists of four core courses and five elective courses from different areas.  

Core courses include: 

  • GEOG:1070 Contemporary Environmental Issues 
  • GEOG:2013/BUS:2013/URP:2013/SUST:2013 Introduction to Sustainability 

One of the following:

  • ENGL:1510 Introduction to Environmental Literature  
  • JMC:1800 Twenty-first-Century Science: Environmental Communication in the Digital Age

And also one of the these:

  • EES:1080/ENVS:1080 Introduction to Environmental Science 
  • EES:1085/ENVS:1085 Fundamentals of Environmental Science 

With a wide breadth of electives available through the Sustainability Certificate program, Tippie is proud to offer several courses that count towards the certificate requirements. Some examples of classes include: 

  • MGMT:2000 Introduction to Law 
  • BUS:2013 Introduction to Sustainability  
  • BAIS:3030 Business Process Analysis 
  • ENTR:3500 Social Entrepreneurship 
  • ECON:3625 Environmental and Natural Resource Economics 
  • ECON:3650 Policy Analysis 
  • MKTG:4250 Marketing and Sustainability 

Register for the Sustainability Certificate

Learn more about the certificate on the university's Sustainability Certificate website. If you're ready to add it to your course of study you can do so through MyUI or contact Jenni Staci-Adams