Summer 2020 registration is open! We will offer all of our courses through remote instruction for summer 2020 due to concerns about COVID-19. Interested students are encouraged to continue to register. Please note that two courses, Energy and Society (W100/W184) and Water and Sanitation Justice (W174) are already well-designed exclusively for online instruction.
Register at summer.berkeley.edu.
The Minor and Certificate in Sustainability provides a comprehensive understanding of the most pressing issues facing the world today. The program offers a practical and relevant interdisciplinary approach at the intersection of environmental, economic, social, political, and cultural issues.
Students complete courses in:
- Global and local environmental change
- The science, engineering, economics, and policy of renewable energy
- The business and economics of degradation and sustainability
- Environmental justice
- Water science, policy, engineering, and equity
The Summer-only Minor or Certificate in Sustainability is open to matriculated UC Berkeley undergraduates, students from other institutions, and the general public. Upon completion, UC Berkeley undergraduates receive a Minor in Sustainability, while other participants receive a Certificate in Sustainability from UC Berkeley.
To receive updates on the Sustainability Minor/Certificate program, please complete the Energy and Resources Group email list sign-up form.
How it works:
The 8-week Sustainability Summer program begins Monday, June 22 and ends Friday, August 14, 2020 (Session C). The minor and certificate requires a minimum of 15 total units of coursework, which can be completed over one or two summers. Courses are scheduled to run concurrently. Participants can select from the following:
***New course – now open*** Business, Sustainability, and Society (3 units)
Energy and Society – Online Course (4 units)
Climate Change Economics (4 units)
California Water (3 units)
Ecology and Society (3 units)
Environmental Classics (3 units)
Water and Sanitation Justice – Online Course (3 units)
Visit the Rausser College of Natural Resources website for additional summer courses related to environment and sustainability.