Sustainability and development pose unprecedented challenges as human societies grow and seek to ensure future well-being and prosperity. In this program, you will complete courses that will earn you credit towards the University of Michigan’s Master of Science in Environment and Sustainability, if admitted to the program. Through these courses, you'll learn how to address sustainability and development challenges with actionable knowledge that empowers you to develop solutions to the world’s most pressing problems.
You'll be introduced to the main theoretical currents in Sustainability and Development as a field of study with an in-depth understanding of the United Nations’ 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the methods and skills necessary for designing innovative solutions to sustainability and development problems.
In addition to committing 6-8 hours of weekly study over a period of four months, you’ll complete the certificate with a course consisting of two projects. In the first project, you will analyze three Michigan Sustainability Cases and synthesize their lessons for sustainability and development. In the second project, you will create your own Michigan Sustainability Case on the Gala case creation interface and develop an instructional component for the case of your choosing with a faculty member. You can use your Sustainability and Development MasterTrack Certificate as a pathway to the associated Master of Science in Environment and Sustainability in the School for Environment and Sustainability (SEAS) at the University of Michigan.