Hofstra University Continuing Education

Environmental Sustainability Management Certificate Program


Sustainable development was defined in the late 1980s by the United Nations as “development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.” The concept of sustainability focuses on solving societal problems by simultaneously seeking social inclusion, environmental protection, and economic growth in an interrelated manner. Sustainability professionals around the world are applying sustainable solutions to improve communities. Do you want to learn how sustainability principles are put into practice? Do you want to learn how sustainability can improve your community and how the principles can be used to solve some of the most challenging societal problems?

Hofstra University’s Sustainability Management Certificate Program is composed of a sequence of noncredit courses that leads to a clear level of competence in sustainability management. Students will gain an overall understanding of sustainability including the history, theory and best practices used in the field. A special focus on potential career pathways in sustainability will be infused throughout all courses. The certificate is awarded to students who successfully complete three required courses and one capstone course. The certificate program will take one year to complete if two courses are completed each semester; however, students may space out courses as they wish.

These courses may be taken on an individual basis without participating in the certificate program. All courses meet the requirements for Professional Development Hours (PDH).

For more information and advisement on course selection and requirements, contact the Sustainability Certificate Program Director, Sandra Garren, Ph.D. at 516-463-5565, or Sandra.J.Garren@hofstra.edu

Non-Credit Certificate Program Requirements
The Environmental Sustainability Management certificate program requires successful completion of three (3) required courses, and one (1) capstone course.

Required Courses
H3710 - Introduction to Sustainable
H3711 - Sustainability Policy and Regulation
H3712 - Sustainability Theory and Practices
H3713 - Capstone Project

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