Sustainability Advanced Certificate

College of Arts and Sciences

Program Description

One of the fundamental societal issues of the 21st century is understanding the environment, how human interactions affect it, and how those interactions can be modulated to generate sustainable outcomes. Fundamental environmental and sustainability issues include: the ecological and evolutionary processes that control populations, species and communities; anthropogenic effects on the physical, chemical and biotic environments; and the cultural values and societal actions necessary to foster sustainable interactions with the natural world. Addressing these issues requires a transdisciplinary approach that spans the natural and social sciences.

Program Contact

Gabrielle Jaquays
834 Clemens Hall
Buffalo, NY 14260
Phone: 716-645-3350

Instruction Method

  • In Person (100 percent of courses offered in person)

Full/Part Time Options

  • Part Time

Credits Required

  • 15 Hours


  • Up to 1 Year

Application Fee

  • $75

This program is officially registered with the New York State Education Department (SED).

Online programs/courses may require students to come to campus on occasion. Time-to-degree and number of credit hours may vary based on full/part time status, degree, track and/or certification option chosen. Time-to-degree is based on calendar year(s). Contact the department for details.