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Summer Sustainability Minor/Certificate Program

August 16, 2019

Whatever direction your studies take you, the Minor or Certificate in Sustainability will equip you with tools to tackle some of the most pressing issues facing the world today. This program offers a practical and relevant interdisciplinary approach at the intersection of environmental, economic, social, political, and cultural issues. The interdisciplinary Sustainability summer program focuses on environmental science, policy, and behavior. Students complete courses in:
  • Global and local environmental change
  • The science, engineering, economics, and policy of renewable energy
  • The economics of degradation and sustainability
  • Environmental justice
  • Green building
  • 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 24 and ends Friday, August 16, 2019 (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:
  • 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)
  • Zero Energy Building (2 or 4 units)
For course descriptions and schedule, visit our Summer Curriculum and Schedule page. For more information about instructors, visit our Summer Instructors page. Registration for summer 2019 opens:
  • For UC Berkeley Students: February 4, 2019.
  • For Visiting UC Students: February 4, 2019.
  • For all others: February 19, 2019.


August 16, 2019
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Energy and Resources Group
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